So I was listening to KS95FM today and the morning show had a caller phonel in and state that she was fearful her boyfriend of 9 months may be gay. Melissa, the morning show co-host then starts talking about this list she was sent by a friend that gives signs your “man is gay”. The first one she picks to read?
“Does he have a gym membership but is not into sports?”
To answer the above question, yes I do and no I am not.. and that certainly doesn’t make me gay. I play the occasional game of football or softball, I play paintball, soccer, and even tennis with my daughter, but I am not “into” sports. I couldn’t give a rat’s ass if Farve comes back to play for the Vikings (though that’s about the only player I know these days..), I don’t know anyone but Mauer and the Morneau guy (from the McDonald’s commercials) on the Twins, and I don’t know how any sports team does throughout the season. I even watch the Superbowl..for the commercials. Why am I like this? I find watching sports to be absolutely boring. I can go TO an event and have a beer and hotdog, catch a cannon-fired-tee shirt, and enjoy the crowd festivities, but sitting at home or in a bar watching some game on TV is not enjoyable for me (unless there are people yelling at the TV screen..then I just make fun of them in my mind to pass time).
Does this make me gay? I think if you were to poll the women I’ve dated, you’d get an overwhelming vote for “NOT gay”, despite my aversion to watching sports. I don’t see how zoning out on a game and ignoring your girlfriend for two to three hours is an indicator that someone is or isn’t gay. I prefer good company and conversation over inviting a bunch of people out to just sit and scream at a TV.
On a side note, I’ve noticed that as women mature out of their 20’s and into their 30’s, they develop a “sports gene”. Development of this “sports gene” allows women to follow whatever sports info they pick up from Sportscenter every night and apply it to conversation the next morning in an attempt to bond with more men in their lives because somewhere along the line, that woman’s parents made a comment about their hope that she’d eventually meet more men and settle down so they can have a grandchild. After dating a dozen or so douchebags, the woman goes home one night and flips on Sportscenter. <BOOM> Sports gene development is in progress and she has a new way to bond with men other than wearing her shirt “that makes her boobs look great” and her Booty Pop panties to the club. What she DOESN’T realize, however, is that she is putting herself back into a pool of the same douchebags she was meeting at the bar, just under different circumstances.
I don’t like sports because I don’t like ignoring the woman I am with. Does that make me gay? No. If I were gay, I would be ignoring the woman I was with to sit around with a bunch of guys, and yet that seems to be the norm. Gay, straight or other, I don’t think it’s determined on superficial things like how someone dresses or whether or not they like sports. Better yet, who cares what makes someone gay? If they are, they just are, and that’s all there is to it.