Tonight at the gym, I overheard these straight douchey frat types discussing the Nicks and the Rangers. Of course every other word out of each of their mouths was "bro." The passion with which they discussed these teams was so insanely over the top, bordering on OCD. One "bro" was going on and on about the Rangers, and he said at one point "My Rangers are breaking my heart." Do they have any idea how silly they sound?
Do straight guys know how ridiculous they sound sometimes when they discuss sports?
|by Anonymous||reply 77||06/19/2013|
Why is that silly exactly?
|by Anonymous||reply 1||05/17/2013|
Whenever people are passionate about something it sounds ridiculous to people who don't give a fuck.
Can you imagine how absurd the intense debating about best actress winners that goes on here looks like to people who don't give a fuck?!
Just because you don't like sports mary doesn't mean it is a bad thing they do.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||05/17/2013|
I'm so sorry they weren't discussing how to bake bread.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||05/17/2013|
Also it's the Knicks.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||05/17/2013|
I'm going to bet that they couldn't care less that the guy who cruised them at gym thought they sounded "silly".
|by Anonymous||reply 5||05/17/2013|
[quote]Just because you don't like sports mary doesn't mean it is a bad thing they do.
Just because you like sports doesn't make them sound any less ridiculous.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||05/17/2013|
I have to agree that I don't understand the pride some sports fans feel and express when "their team" wins. They had nothing to do with it. And to actually get mad or upset if they lose? It is kind of bizarre. At least put some money on the game so you can be proud you bet wisely.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||05/17/2013|
OP, you sound much weirder and ridiculous than the dudes you are talking about, who actually sound like your average, mainstream American guy. OP, you are so far out of the mainstream that you realize you are the weird one.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||05/17/2013|
OP, what year are you typing your post from, 1971? In 2013, we know many, many bisexual and gay men are just as passionate about sports as their straight bros.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||05/17/2013|
I admire anyone who has a healthy passion.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||05/17/2013|
I think you've unknowingly created a bropit, OP.
And to answer your question, no, I don't think they think they sound ridiculous at all. I live in a truly sports-infested cesspool, and I can't believe all the people, men and women, who talk about "we" when what they mean are the men on the various sports teams.
I may live here, but I have enough of an ego to know I'm not part of some "we" that obsesses incessantly all winter long about whether "we" are going to the Stupid Bowl.
I don't have a solution for you. It's our cross to bear. I just pray that in my next life, sports fans are a despised minority and I like whatever is actually popular.
Or maybe I don't hope that.
My best to you.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||05/17/2013|
OP, what does "straight" have to do with any of this?
|by Anonymous||reply 12||05/17/2013|
r11, maybe you should just learn why people care about the various things they do and stop being a twat.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||05/17/2013|
Yeah. I'm gay and I'm a huge NBA fan. I wonder if I would sound ridiculous to you or if you just hate straight guys.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||05/17/2013|
OP, why did you make this about sexual orientation? So, you don't like sports. So be it, but don't try to make your particular traits into a "gay male" trait. It's you, man.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||05/17/2013|
I could probably fit every gay sports fanatic in existence into my 450 sq. ft. apartment and still have room for a complete set of furniture.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||05/17/2013|
Do you really think I care why people like sports, R13? I mean, come on. Really?
|by Anonymous||reply 17||05/17/2013|
OK, so now it's clear. OP started this thread with one single purpose in mind: To try to link same-sex attraction with effeminacy.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||05/17/2013|
[quote]Do you really think I care why people like sports, [R13]? I mean, come on. Really?
Of course you don't. You avoid and resent that which you don't understand. You're ignorant.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||05/17/2013|
Trust me, douchus R18 R19, I know enough about sports to know I hate them.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||05/17/2013|
You don't hate sports at all r20. You simply have stupid resentments against certain people. The fact that you lump "sports" together into a category for a put down shows you really don't understand anything specific, for example, football and why it's such a great game. You're like the idiots who "hate" a certain kind of music because they like the image it gives them to separate themselves from the people who listen to it.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||05/17/2013|
OP, you need to get over yourself, dude. Ever think that people think you are ridiculous?
|by Anonymous||reply 22||05/17/2013|
Or, R21, I really hate sports, including football, in which I find nothing great.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||05/17/2013|
"Dude"? Seriously r22?
|by Anonymous||reply 24||05/17/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 25||05/17/2013|
Dare I ask, what in hades is a bropit?
|by Anonymous||reply 26||05/17/2013|
r24 felt the need to announce that he's sexually undesirable.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||05/17/2013|
They bore me to tears.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||05/17/2013|
I'm the requisite sports fanatic here on the DL. It's not for everyone, certainly not for many gays, but I love everything about the sports - particularly basketball, football, baseball and tennis. I've played them my whole life, excelled at them, love the competition, love the artistry, love to take pride in my team (yes, I consider it my team), love the stats involved and the histories of the games and players, love to see new talent try and secede the older greats.
Hope that helps. If not, no big deal.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||05/17/2013|
Do you men know how silly and fey you sound talking about 32" waists and the new Taco Bell Waffle breakfast?
|by Anonymous||reply 30||05/18/2013|
OP of course they sound silly.
But then you read R11 and R28 --- or that ridiculous thread some other OPs started about fearing straight guys and whining over sports -- and you realize it's all relative.
Most things popular among gay people are equally ridiculous to discuss, and I say that as a sport-loving, theatre-goer and Eurovision fan.
If you can't be ridiculous once and a while, life is a bore, as is R11 with his cross to bear and R28's tears.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||05/18/2013|
For "sports" substitute musical theatre or Oscars and for "bro" substitute Mary.
Gay guys do it too.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||05/18/2013|
This again, OP?
|by Anonymous||reply 33||05/18/2013|
Bless you, OP.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||05/18/2013|
OP is just creating a bropit. Don't listen to him.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||05/18/2013|
OP, how old are you, man? Where go you live? You sound, uh, unique.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||05/18/2013|
I agree with the Seinfeldian view; basically you're cheering for a uniform cuz few if any of your team's players actually come from your city, or in the case of hockey - country.
Oh and all you queens defending the sorts fans... it won't make them let you suck their dick, unless they are so drunk they don't know where they are, in which case they're just as likely to kill you.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||05/18/2013|
Why do straight guys refer to professional players and teams as "us" or "we?" How fucking idiotic is that?
|by Anonymous||reply 38||05/18/2013|
Just keep knitting......
|by Anonymous||reply 39||05/18/2013|
I think if you liked sports (I do not), and could keep up with and contribute to the discussion, you would have been welcomed in - but you can't, so you won't, and that's what this is about.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||05/18/2013|
OP, you need to man up. You sound so bitter and pathetic.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||05/18/2013|
Sounds like that OP Bitch, going on and on about Joan Crawford and rim jobs
|by Anonymous||reply 42||05/18/2013|
Fuck sports and straight men.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||05/18/2013|
OP, believe me they laugh much more about your obsession with musical theater, actresses no one has heard of and the oscars. Those obsessive conversations are off the charts "ridiculous" compared to sports.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||05/18/2013|
I just don't understand how they can spend so much time discussing sports when they could be talking about Barbra, Liza, Bette, or Judy.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||05/18/2013|
R45. That's why straight guys hate fairies
|by Anonymous||reply 46||05/18/2013|
And just that quickly r45 proves me point
|by Anonymous||reply 47||05/18/2013|
I would've laughed in their face and told them Boyle loves to suck Tort's skinny dick. But then again, I hate the Rags with a passion.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||05/18/2013|
I guess OP you have never heard two Sondheimites discussing which is a more perfect show, "Sunday In The Park With George" or "Follies"? It's enough to kill your soul.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||05/18/2013|
Nick Nolte, Nick Cage, Nick Carter, Nick Jonas, St Nick?
|by Anonymous||reply 50||05/18/2013|
I think the fans identify with the competition aspect of sports. They may not be out there playing but they like watching and projecting themselves and their energy into the activity and the struggle, they get a real charge out of it.
Just think of it as a different kind of porn.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||05/18/2013|
Do you think straight guys actually enjoy sports, or are they just socialized to be that way? It's as if they picked up at an early age that other straight guys will reject them as peers if they don't worship sports. So the result is that you have all these fearful/paranoid straight guys running around discussing and playing sports with other fearful/paranoid straight guys. I think if straight guys could learn to open up, show emotion, and be allowed to discuss feelings, another taboo in the straight male world, they could all admit to each other that their interest in sports in feigned and fueled by their desire to be accepted by other straight guys. At that point, all illusions would coming crashing down around, and there will be no more need for sports. That would be a crushing economic blow, so it's in the best interest of sports team owners not to have men be honest about their feelings. Secretly, they're quivering about sports players coming out of the closet, because that opens the door to discussion of feelings, which would lead to straight men admitting they hate sports, leading to the collapse of the sports industry. I think the owners are terrified that this is going to happen.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||05/18/2013|
R52. Oh dear lord. Do all queens worship faded/dead actresses, obsess over movies no one has heard of, become manic about awards ceremonies, because they are socialized that way?
|by Anonymous||reply 53||05/18/2013|
Are you all going to pretend that we didn't JUST have this thread?
Or do you just enjoy bitching about the subject?
|by Anonymous||reply 54||05/18/2013|
[quote]And just that quickly R45 proves me point
Sad that R47 was too stupid to understand that I was adding to his comment at R44 despite the fact that I'm no fan of those women.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||05/18/2013|
Death to straight men.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||05/18/2013|
R52 is proof that a theory in the mind of a moron is a parody of rational thought.
I'm 100% gay and like many gay men who enjoy sports, I can tell you you're just sad.
Sports are fun and that's the reason they're been around for thousands of years, fun for athletes and soectators. it's human nature to run, swim, and play, and even to compete.
You don't have to be socialized to like them, but you come off as anti-social if you can't see that.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||05/18/2013|
Gay guys and straight guys = normal natural people. DL prissies = resentful trash.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||05/18/2013|
I used to be confused as to how so many people could be so obsessed with sports but then I realized that it's the straight man's soap opera. Most people, especially straight men in the Middle America, have very dull lives. So to fill this void they replace the soul crushing boredom with sports fanaticism.
They might have a sexless marriage but at least the Eagles are going to the playoffs. They might have lost their job but at least the Celtics had a great season. They might have let their looks go to seed and have a beer gut bigger than a canon ball but at least their favorite quarterback made MVP.
A true fanatic not only roots for his team, he has ESPN's Sports Center on 24/7 and watches the trials and tribulations of certain players like it were soap opera characters. They get wrapped up in the trading of players, the bitter rivalries, the upstarts, the downfalls. Trust me...it's just another big soap opera.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||05/18/2013|
[quote]how so many people could be so obsessed with sports but then I realized that it's the straight man's soap opera.
Another 3 paragraph attempt to link same-sex attraction with effemincy. Why the fuck is shit like that so important to you? Yes, we know you're insane, but WITHIN your mind, what feels good about doing it?
|by Anonymous||reply 60||05/18/2013|
Nobody, except for you, r60, is linking lack of interest in sports with being femme. You've conjured that up all on your own. The greater issue is, and perhaps you can share this with a qualified therapist, why you dislike femme guys. There's nothing wrong with not fitting some heteronormative definition of "masculinity." It's been said that what we dislike in others is really what we dislike within ourselves. It's a cluche, but generally true.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||05/18/2013|
While I wouldn't go so far as to call sports a soap opera, I think each supplies its respective fan with a bit of suspense to carry him through his day. It feeds that urge to know "what happens next."
|by Anonymous||reply 62||05/18/2013|
Nobody is calling sports a soap opera. It's just saying that generally the wives have an interest in soap opera while the husbands generally have an interest in sports. One has apples, the other has oranges. Their tastes indicate different interests outside the bedroom. That's NOT denying that some wives like sports and some husbands can like a soap opera.
|by Anonymous||reply 63||05/18/2013|
R45/Rr55. My apologies.
|by Anonymous||reply 64||05/18/2013|
Sports is integral to American culture.. I could not imagine not being into sports.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||06/19/2013|
I think sports fans are ridiculous, but then again, I find most things that men (and stupid women) do ridiculous.
|by Anonymous||reply 66||06/19/2013|
[quote] the Nicks and the Rangers.
I haven't bothered to read many responses, but oh dear.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||06/19/2013|
Because many straight men discuss a sport as if they are better than the sports people involved, that they could do a better job. Inevitably they become uber-critical, because of course they could do it better.
Which 8/10 times they can't and are badly-trained, self-aggrandizing couch potatoes with too much to say.
|by Anonymous||reply 68||06/19/2013|
OP, they feel the same way with your discussions about Broadway.
|by Anonymous||reply 69||06/19/2013|
OP, man up dude
|by Anonymous||reply 70||06/19/2013|
Sports is great for watching hot jocks. But even that goes only so far, and I eventually wind up being overtaken by boredom and change the channel, usually something on BRAVO, usually a housewives show. Yes, I know, BIG OLE MARY.
|by Anonymous||reply 71||06/19/2013|
Sports = Wasting huge amounts of money and airspace on glorifying dumb people -- athletes and fans.
There's a supervisor where I work who uses job interviews to grill applicants about their favorite sports teams. The interviews turn into endless sports wankfests. Only males ever get hired, of course.
And of course he's a little dorky guy who massively overidentifies with massively tall men of unrivalled physical prowess.
|by Anonymous||reply 72||06/19/2013|
Crotch grabbing, butt slapping, jock straps, lycra, and exclusively all male. And gays have a problem with this? This is news to me.
|by Anonymous||reply 73||06/19/2013|
You are not a real man if you don't know and love sports.
|by Anonymous||reply 74||06/19/2013|
R59 - do you even know any straight men in Middle America?
|by Anonymous||reply 75||06/19/2013|
R70 = playground bully
|by Anonymous||reply 76||06/19/2013|
Where? Evidence, please.
R74:[quote]You are not a real man if you don't know and love sports.
I'd hate to be your gay son.
|by Anonymous||reply 77||06/19/2013|