Over the past 10-15 years, the number of female football fans has grown. I happen to love football and after watching my favorite college team lose yesterday, I got to thinking about the differences between male and female football fans. How do male and female football fans handle losses? How does each decorate their home? There are quite a few differences between the two, but some are more interesting than others. Here are just a few differences between male and female football fans.
Why Did Male and Female Fans Start Watching Football?
Male fans love to play football. Football is also a bonding experience for fathers and sons. When male football fans were younger, they probably spent hours watching football games with their father. Male football fans also probably spent a lot of time playing football with their friends, practicing for when they got old enough to play for the school team.
Female fans do love the game, but most started watching football because a cute player caught their eye. This is why I started watching football. I was never interested in football, until I saw the movie Ace Ventura. While watching the movie, I spotted Dan Marino and I quickly became interested in the game. Other female fans probably became interested after watching a game with a boyfriend or their husband. Whatever the reason people start watching football, it’s very addictive and hard to stop once you start.
How Do Male and Female Fans Handle Their Team Losing?
Male football fans usually get mad and cuss, throw things, etc. They may yell and scream and swear never to watch that piece of crap team again. Male fans seem to take it personally and feel let down by their team. They sometimes go so far as to remove all the memorabilia from their homes and cars.
I have to admit, I too yell and scream after a loss. But, I also get extremely emotional after watching my favorite team lose. I have been known to cry after my team has lost a game. Women take football to heart and suffer the loss along with our team. We do not give up on them though.
The Differences in Clothing That Male and Female Fans Wear.
Male football fans usually wear football replica jerseys. They also wear hats, but they go one step further than women by painting their bodies. Obviously women cannot do this, though male football fans probably wish that they would.
Female football fans go all out. We not only have t-shirts, pants, and hats with our favorite football team’s logo, but we also have accessories for our hair, purses, shoes, shoe laces, earrings, nail polish, and even paint our faces for the big game. Women are all about matching and accessories.
How Do Male and Female Fans Decorate Their Homes?
Male fans will usually paint their rooms with the colors their team uses. They may also have pillows and throws with their favorite team’s logo. They may even have posters, framed pictures, etc hanging on the walls, but women take it much farther than that.
Female fans have their entire home covered in the colors and logos of their favorite team. They have figurines with their favorite team’s logo. They have teddy bears dressed up like football players. Their bathroom is completely decorated with a football theme. The colors they use to decorate their home will be the same colors as their favorite team.
A Note for Male Fans
Don’t forget that there are female football fans out there. It is possible to find a girl who shares the same passions as you. Just keep looking. Also don’t automatically assume females hate football, because there are more and more females who are becoming interested in this great sport.