Now that the world Cup is over, the spell holding men over is broken, according to many women. One of the most common complaints about men, is that they often seem to have a stronger relationship with their favorite football team than with their wife. This seems very puzzling to many women. So today, I shall attempt to explain this seemingly odd behavior of men.

Growing up, boys develop this close bond with their football team. As they  grow up, so does the bond with their football team and blossoms into this amazing strong commitment to their team. It becomes stronger than say .. weddings vows! 

When a man gets married, he says it is for richer or poorer, sickness and health, until death do them part, but deep down, the man knows he could always change his mind! He might end up with a 2nd wife, 3rd wife or even 4th wife and ocassionally all at the same time! 

But the commitment to their football team is PERMENANT! A man might change/add wives but he will never change loyalty to his football team, even if they are at the bottom of league!

Reecent political tensions between Arabs countries over football is a perfect example of how strong a bond men develop with their team. I think research will show that men have a gene called football GS217 (speculation on my part) responsible for this behavious.

So what you say, give men a break? Feel free to air your views (in a civil manner) and tell us what you think of men’s football obsession.

Thank you for reading.


6 Responses to Men and Football – Sunday 15th August

  1. Disco Queen
    Aug 21, 2010

    haha funny article but so true! When the world cup is around, the men are pretty much useless. I guess now that I have read you article, it makes sense, blame it on another defective gene of man! 🙂

  2. Khalid
    Aug 25, 2010

    I cant lie, I lovemy football team ELHELAL from Saudi Arabia! My sisters dont seem to understand my passion. Maybe this blog will help them lol


  3. Egyptian Gyigolo
    Aug 29, 2010

    Men need their private time and to get away from the world of adult responsibilities. Watching football presents an opportunity to escape into a less responsible mode and to recapture the boy hood innocense and enthusiasm of cheering your team with the other guys.

    How about if took away women’s biggest passion: Shopping! In particular handbags and shoes!

  4. Reema
    Sep 03, 2010

    I hate football but love men who play it! 😉

  5. 3asal
    Sep 07, 2010

    How about connecting with other men by engaging in a serious, deep conversation regarding any number of todays hot issues. Issues covering Art, Politics, Music, Philosophy, or any number of truly fascinating topics.
    Use your mind and intellect. Sports are for dummies! It is boring to sit with a man who can only talk about Ahly or Zamalik! There is more to life than football.

    !!!Those men need not apply!!!

  6. Adham
    Sep 27, 2010

    Hey ya 3asal:
    You said sports are for dummies? So does that mean you prefer men out of shape? I thought most women liked tall athletic men, and that does not come from sitting and chatting about art! It comes from hardworking out in gym. If you are one of the few who is into out of shape men then please email me as I would qualify!! 🙂


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