Tonight, college football kicks off a new season. Next Thursday, the NFL kicks off the start of its season. It is that time of year. The guys are going to be gaga over football for the next five months. Is football season going to cause problems in your relationship?
Is love going to suffer, or can love and football coexist?
Do you even care? I think you should.
Football season can cause friction
We live in Indy, bleed blue blood, and love our Colts. But I enjoy all football, especially the NFL. My wife does not enjoy any football other than the Colts. That has caused some friction in our house some years.
If your man enjoys high school, college, and pro football, he can practically watch football for four consecutive days/nights. Thursday, college football is on TV, Friday nights are for high school games, Saturday all day and night college football reigns, and Sunday…NFL all day! If you aren’t careful, your quality time could be non-existent.
Football season can be fun
However, with a little planning, creativity, and a little sacrifice, you can keep that quality time and have some fun experiences in the process.
Here are 8 ways football season can be fun for him…AND YOU!
8 Ways Football Season Can Be Fun for Him…AND YOU! 1 of 9
Click through to find out how to make this football season fun for him...AND YOU!
Play couples fantasy football 2 of 9
One year, we were invited to a fantasy football league for couples. Each week, we had to alternate between who was "coach," or responsible for choosing our fantasy players. It was fun and it didn't matter how much you knew about football or fantasy leagues. It got both of us involved and competing as a team.
Root for your alma mater, state school, or NFL team in your area 3 of 9
Host (or attend) football parties 4 of 9
Go to a game and tailgate 5 of 9
Play flag football with a group of friends 6 of 9
You don't have to just watch the games. Get in the game yourself! Once again, get together with your friends and other couples. The competitive side will come out in some people, and your relationships will never be the same. Make sure you practice that touchdown dance before the game.
Get some you time 7 of 9
Involve the family 8 of 9
Last year, the Colts partnered with a local restaurant and every time the Colts won the restaurant offered free breakfast on Monday morning. Our entire family got into it! Our kids love pancakes and eating at restaurants, and we loved getting free meals for a family of five!
Cater to him 9 of 9
Okay, I had to throw at least one in here specifically for the fellas. While he enjoys his day of games, cater to him. Cook his favorite meals, prepare his favorite drinks or desserts, and bring them too him. Tend to the kids and allow him to fully enjoy. You may even work out an agreement where he gets one game of uninterrupted time with you catering to him. Then, after that, he turns off the TV and caters to you. Win-win!
What happens with your relationship when football season kicks off?
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