LOL: According to Science, Your Man Does Indeed Love You More than Sports
Posted by Katie Ostoich on August 20, 2012 at 10:17 AM
Well praise be to whatever deity you believe in because now we have proof – actual scientific proof! – that despite your man’s fervent love for his favorite sports team, he does in fact love you more. Phew! Now there’s one less thing to worry about, ladies.
But seriously, there was an actual study conducted by actual scientists to determine whether men love the woman they have chosen to spend their life with more than a bunch of strangers they have never met who kick or throw or punt a ball around a field. Don’t get me wrong, I understand the fear that probably caused this study. My husband has an unnatural obsession with the LSU Tigers that knows no bounds. For a long time, I didn’t get it at all. It pains me to admit it, but I seriously was a little jealous of a bunch of 18 year old college athletes. And I’m sure with Fantasy Football season starting in a few weeks, many of you will join the ranks of the “sports widows.” But come on, if you are seriously doubting whether your guy loves you as much as he loves his fave football team, I have some advice: break up immediately.
Anyway, you have to hear how these researchers tested out these poor guys. People at Puma asked men to choose between cutting either a picture of their wives or a picture of their football (soccer, for us Americans) team down the middle, and even crazier, asking them to stick voodoo pins in either a doll representing their partner, or one of their favorite player. The pin representing either a sidelined week for the player, or a week of illness for their wife. Hahaha.
Our verdict: LOL. Although it’s a little sad that someone thought about this hard enough to actually find the need to study the issue, it’s reassuring that the men overwhelmingly chose their ladies over their teams. I mean, really boys. I should think so. But to be fair, see that picture above? Hard not to be a little miffed when you see them look so fondly at the tv...
Are you a “sports widow?” Or, like me, have you come to terms with your guy’s crazy attachment to sports and joined in the fun?