7 Things You Should Never Say to Your Man During a Football Game

We are smack dab in the middle of football season. If your man is into sports, this is a great time of year. If you are into football, it is a fun time for both of you. But if you aren’t really into football, it can be tough. While he is all wrapped up in the game, you may be into something else even if you are sitting right next to him. Just be careful of what you say during the football game.

We enjoy football in our household, especially when our hometown Colts play. My wife watches some games, but not all. She is pretty mindful of my focus on the game and typically doesn’t say too much. I’m thankful for that because it’s really not cool to be interrupted with non-football related conversation during the football game. Sometimes even football-related content can interrupt that very important focus it takes us guys to watch a game.

The hard part for you ladies is knowing what is acceptable and not acceptable to say to your man during a football game. Let me help you. I’ve listed 7 things you should never say to your man during a football game. It is not an exhaustive list, but it should keep the peace and enjoyment for you both while he’s watching the game.

Here are 7 things you should never say to your man during a football game.

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  • Will you go to the store to get… 2 of 8
    Young man running and pushing an empty shopping cart

    Those eight words should never be uttered to your man during the game. In your mind, you need something right now. In his mind, "you really didn't know (earlier) you didn't have eggs for the omelet you are about to make ... eggs!" Never ask your man to make a store run during the game.

  • Would you like to watch a movie with me… 3 of 8

    "Uhh ... no!" He's watching the game. There isn't much else he'd like to do while the game is on. This is his "movie."  

  • Last week you promised you’d… 4 of 8
    Overflowing box of household chores.

    Okay, so maybe he said he'd fix something, do something, clean something. He's overdue, and he probably knows it. But game time is not the time to bring it up. To him, it seems like you are intentionally trying to ruin his football game experience.

  • How do you think our relationship is going… 5 of 8

    No thought-provoking, deeply focused, or any type of open-ended question should be uttered during a football game. He doesn't have the power to focus on both the game and a potentially loaded question. He'll be overwhelmed and won't be able to do either.

  • Can you rub my back, feet, or (any other body part)… 6 of 8
    Massage time

    This one is for you. Not that he doesn't want to rub any part of your body. He probably does. But during the game he'll have conflicting feelings. The focus and intensity on the game may leave you with bruises or a sore back if you want him to do both at the same time. Football games and gentleness don't go together.

  • What is a touchdown? 7 of 8
    Man exulting watching tv, woman disappointed

    This is for the ladies who know absolutely nothing about football. If you don't know what a touchdown is, then when he answers that, you will most likely have a thousand other questions. Save it until halftime (during the commercials) or after the game. He'll be glad to teach you about football, just not while it's on.

  • Let’s go back to the bedroom… 8 of 8

    Don't do that to him ... he is not going to say no. Unless he is really die-hard when it comes to football! But don't make him choose.

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