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Do straight guys know how ridiculous they sound sometimes when they discuss sports?

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?

by Anonymousreply 7706/19/2013

Why is that silly exactly?

by Anonymousreply 105/17/2013

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 Anonymousreply 205/17/2013

I'm so sorry they weren't discussing how to bake bread.

by Anonymousreply 305/17/2013

Also it's the Knicks.

by Anonymousreply 405/17/2013

I'm going to bet that they couldn't care less that the guy who cruised them at gym thought they sounded "silly".

by Anonymousreply 505/17/2013

[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 Anonymousreply 605/17/2013

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 Anonymousreply 705/17/2013

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 Anonymousreply 805/17/2013

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 Anonymousreply 905/17/2013

I admire anyone who has a healthy passion.

by Anonymousreply 1005/17/2013

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 Anonymousreply 1105/17/2013

OP, what does "straight" have to do with any of this?

by Anonymousreply 1205/17/2013

r11, maybe you should just learn why people care about the various things they do and stop being a twat.

by Anonymousreply 1305/17/2013

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 Anonymousreply 1405/17/2013

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 Anonymousreply 1505/17/2013

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 Anonymousreply 1605/17/2013

Do you really think I care why people like sports, R13? I mean, come on. Really?

by Anonymousreply 1705/17/2013

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 Anonymousreply 1805/17/2013

[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 Anonymousreply 1905/17/2013

Trust me, douchus R18 R19, I know enough about sports to know I hate them.

by Anonymousreply 2005/17/2013

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 Anonymousreply 2105/17/2013

OP, you need to get over yourself, dude. Ever think that people think you are ridiculous?

by Anonymousreply 2205/17/2013

Or, R21, I really hate sports, including football, in which I find nothing great.

by Anonymousreply 2305/17/2013

"Dude"? Seriously r22?

by Anonymousreply 2405/17/2013

Bropit, R24.

by Anonymousreply 2505/17/2013

Dare I ask, what in hades is a bropit?

by Anonymousreply 2605/17/2013

r24 felt the need to announce that he's sexually undesirable.

by Anonymousreply 2705/17/2013

They bore me to tears.

by Anonymousreply 2805/17/2013

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 Anonymousreply 2905/17/2013

Do you men know how silly and fey you sound talking about 32" waists and the new Taco Bell Waffle breakfast?

by Anonymousreply 3005/18/2013

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.

Lighten up.

by Anonymousreply 3105/18/2013

For "sports" substitute musical theatre or Oscars and for "bro" substitute Mary.

Gay guys do it too.

by Anonymousreply 3205/18/2013

This again, OP?

by Anonymousreply 3305/18/2013

Bless you, OP.

by Anonymousreply 3405/18/2013

OP is just creating a bropit. Don't listen to him.

by Anonymousreply 3505/18/2013

OP, how old are you, man? Where go you live? You sound, uh, unique.

by Anonymousreply 3605/18/2013

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 Anonymousreply 3705/18/2013

Why do straight guys refer to professional players and teams as "us" or "we?" How fucking idiotic is that?

by Anonymousreply 3805/18/2013

Just keep knitting......

by Anonymousreply 3905/18/2013

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 Anonymousreply 4005/18/2013

OP, you need to man up. You sound so bitter and pathetic.

by Anonymousreply 4105/18/2013

Sounds like that OP Bitch, going on and on about Joan Crawford and rim jobs

by Anonymousreply 4205/18/2013

Fuck sports and straight men.

by Anonymousreply 4305/18/2013

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 Anonymousreply 4405/18/2013

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 Anonymousreply 4505/18/2013

R45. That's why straight guys hate fairies

by Anonymousreply 4605/18/2013

And just that quickly r45 proves me point

by Anonymousreply 4705/18/2013

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 Anonymousreply 4805/18/2013

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 Anonymousreply 4905/18/2013

The "Nicks"?

Nick Nolte, Nick Cage, Nick Carter, Nick Jonas, St Nick?

by Anonymousreply 5005/18/2013

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 Anonymousreply 5105/18/2013

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 Anonymousreply 5205/18/2013

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 Anonymousreply 5305/18/2013

Are you all going to pretend that we didn't JUST have this thread?

Or do you just enjoy bitching about the subject?

by Anonymousreply 5405/18/2013

[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 Anonymousreply 5505/18/2013

Death to straight men.

by Anonymousreply 5605/18/2013

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 Anonymousreply 5705/18/2013

Gay guys and straight guys = normal natural people. DL prissies = resentful trash.

by Anonymousreply 5805/18/2013

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's just another big soap opera.

by Anonymousreply 5905/18/2013

[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 Anonymousreply 6005/18/2013

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 Anonymousreply 6105/18/2013

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 Anonymousreply 6205/18/2013

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 Anonymousreply 6305/18/2013

R45/Rr55. My apologies.

by Anonymousreply 6405/18/2013

Sports is integral to American culture.. I could not imagine not being into sports.

by Anonymousreply 6506/19/2013

I think sports fans are ridiculous, but then again, I find most things that men (and stupid women) do ridiculous.

by Anonymousreply 6606/19/2013

[quote] the Nicks and the Rangers.

I haven't bothered to read many responses, but oh dear.

by Anonymousreply 6706/19/2013

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 Anonymousreply 6806/19/2013

OP, they feel the same way with your discussions about Broadway.

by Anonymousreply 6906/19/2013

OP, man up dude

by Anonymousreply 7006/19/2013

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 Anonymousreply 7106/19/2013

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 Anonymousreply 7206/19/2013

Crotch grabbing, butt slapping, jock straps, lycra, and exclusively all male. And gays have a problem with this? This is news to me.

by Anonymousreply 7306/19/2013

You are not a real man if you don't know and love sports.

by Anonymousreply 7406/19/2013

R59 - do you even know any straight men in Middle America?

by Anonymousreply 7506/19/2013

R70 = playground bully

by Anonymousreply 7606/19/2013

R73:[quote]Crotch grabbing

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 Anonymousreply 7706/19/2013
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