Tuesday, July 10, 2012

19 women don't like sports

Normally this is the sort of thing Joseph's blog specializes in, but I couldn't let this one slide.

I've spent all of last week and this week listening to construction workers traipsing around my basement, working diligently to finish it so we can finally have the sports room my husband's impressive memorabilia collection deserves.  Thus, it distressed me a bit to see the headline that married women only watch sports for the sake of their husbands.  Is my interest in the sports room one big lie? Has my Red Sox fandom all been a fraud?  Should I toss out all my vintage basketball cards from the 80s?  And football.....okay, I actually didn't like it all that much until I got married.  I'll give you that one.  Two out of three ain't bad.

Anyway, I pretty amused when Jezebel and other's quickly pointed out that the sample size for this study was 19.     19 women, all from around the University of Tennessee.  In case you're curious, The Bleacher Report ranked Knoxville the 44th best sports town in the USA.  Maybe my perception is skewed because Boston's #2, but I'm not sure that's an overly representative sample from an overly representative town.

Get some good Southie girls together and ask them what they think, I bet you'll get a wicked different picture.


  1. Those 19 skanks better never show their faces in Southie!

  2. Hey, I raised you good to be a Red Sox fan before the pink hats! You are the genuine article! A sample size of 19? Gimme a break.

  3. I will bet Boston is much better. Still, there are those pink hats.

    OTOH, the morning sports interviews with the male Bruins fans are pretty funny, too.