For years we’ve all heard the things men shouldn’t say to women, such as “Yeah, those jeans do make you look a little chunky,” “What did you do to your hair,” and “Why didn’t you tell me you had a hot friend?”

We’ve been doing our best to behave, but it’s time you knew there are a few things that won’t score you any points with the man in your life. For the most part, we’re an open book, but there are a few things that make us cringe. Especially when we’re trying to watch sports.

Here’s a look at 5 things women say during a sporting event that drive men nuts.

1.) “It’s just a game.”
Actually, it’s not just a game. Sports are a major part of our lives and the outcome has as much to do with our mood as just about anything else. Is it fair? No. Is it right? No. Is it immature? Maybe. But it’s life. Sometimes we just care too much. We understand that it doesn’t make sense, but you should be happy that we’re that passionate about something. Telling us that “it’s just a game” is like us telling you that Oprah’s just a talk show host.

2.) “Why do you watch the game if you don’t like either team?”
This Super Bowl fits this depiction perfectly. Most people in the United States (outside of New York and the other northern states aside from Massachusetts, Rhode Island) and Maine; or bandwagoners, of course) couldn’t give a damn about the two teams in the Super Bowl this year. Sportswriters are assigned games by their editors/or higher-power-office-dude to cover boring games. “Oh, but it’s their job.” Actually, it’s an enjoyable job for them, really (most of the time). The case has been conjured, rectified and disclosed.

3.) “Why is he making those weird hand signals,” “why did that guy in the striped uniform throw a yellow flag?”
Questions, questions, questions. You know how children ask a billion questions when they’re three-or-four-years-old? Women go into that mode sometimes, and for guys to relax and watch the game, it’s the toughest time of the day to tune them out. Here’s a tip, ladies, it’s OK to ask questions; just don’t ask the most ridiculous or most obvious ones ever when there’s a sports game on.

4.) “Cute”
“Cute” doesn’t describe a phrase, but it describes what women can and will say when there’s a game going on. Especially when they’re describing one of the players on a team and they begin rambling on about him. We don’t want to hear about that junk. Once, a girl once said that the St. Louis Cardinals’ uniforms were “cute.” That’s out of line, and for sports it’s about as offensive as it gets to us.

5.) “Could you turn the television down?”
We don’t have a problem obliging to your wishes when you’re watching TV at the loudest pinnacle-of-a-volume-level possible. But, when we’re watching sports and trying to hear what these announcers are trying to say while they dissect the game, the most annoying sentence ever could be, “Could you turn the television down?” Actually, no, we can’t turn the television down because it’s already low enough where we can’t possibly hear a peep.

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One thought on “5 Things Not To Say To Men During a Sporting Event

  1. I get “turn the tv down” a lot, mostly because I travel around the house doing stuff and I want to hear the game from a sizable distance away. Yet, I did notice today the Food Network was on pretty loud and I didn’t hear any complaining then. Truth be told, my wife is a huge sports fan and knows her stuff. I couldn’t have married any better. She’ll watch anything as long as I cowboy up and watch “her shows” with her during the week…don’t say anything, but I like the shows for the most part but we’ll keep calling them “her shows” so it looks like she’s got the remote controlled once in awhile.

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