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We moved 1000 miles away from our friends and family and just had a new baby....

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Sports Radio

When I married my husband, I did not enjoy sports. I didn't mind playing sports, but I definately didn't watch or listen to professional sports. And I definately didn't want to talk about sports. I used to listen to general talk radio. I liked Dennis Prager, Michael Medved, Larry Elder (sometimes) and even Sean Hannity (I know, pathetic). Then we moved, and I had to find new radio stations.

I can still listen to Dennis Prager, and occassionally I still do. Michael Medved is on here at 12 midnight, so that is out. Larry Elder isn't played in this market and he gets on my nerves anyway. And don't even get me started about Sean Hannity. I really think he just reads, verbatim, the emails and faxes he gets from the White House. He does not have an original thought, ever.

My husband, throughout our marriage, has listened to Sports Talk. I used to hate it. Who cares about all these teams, and the people who would call in, ugh. Just freaking out about some crazy college basketball team. Lately, however, I have been caught in the the grips of sports talk. You still can't get me to listen to local sports talk. Those shows are dominated by callers who are obsessed with a team and just want to talk about it ad infinitem. But ESPN Radio, is actually entertaining.

The show that pulled me in was "The Herd". It is on from 8 to 11 Pacific time. If you want to get your wife/girlfriend/daughter into Sports Radio, have her listen to this show. At least 1/2 the time, he isn't talking about sports. He will talk about pop culture, the differences between men and women, all sorts of craziness. Last week, he was talking about how his wife was out of town, so he could eat whatever he wanted for dinner. Count Chocula cereal and Hi-C. He had a segement last year about how all men who drive corvettes have moustaches.

Once I started listening to the Herd, I started to know more about sports (maybe way too much, but that is another question). Once you know all the issues, it makes it way more fun to listen to people fight about it. So now I end up listening to Dan Patrick and sometimes even Game Night. I have officially become a freak....It has come to the point that I would rather listen to sports radio than Dennis Prager!

This is rather embarassing to me, but my husband loves it. He wants to tell all his friends. He thinks it is great and he tells me that all his friends will think I am the best wife ever. The problem is that their wives will think I am a freak :).

6 Comments:

Blogger SephardiLady said...

LOL. My husband used to have no interest in sports, but now I find him tuned into the fairy tale stories like when George Mason made the Final Four. Strangely enough, my interest in sports has wanned a bit and now we are meeting in the middle.

May 16, 2006 12:24 PM  
Blogger JH said...

Not into sports, other than baseball but let's just say my wife now likes Guns N' Roses and other 80's hairbands that I have as guilty pleasures...

May 16, 2006 1:02 PM  
Blogger Max Power said...

I slowly turned my wife into a football fan. It started inoccently enough, she just wanted to see me on sundays while we were dating, so she had to watch the game with me. Now she makes more money on the superbowl that I do, and is quicker to the sports section. Us husbands of sports fans are truly lucky men.

May 16, 2006 2:50 PM  
Blogger Esther said...

This is why I love that we're all blogging - I don't think this would ever come up in a normal conversation. For us it's TV shows. I am now deeply involved with a number of sci-fi shows that I had never even heard of before we got married. (Thanks to NetFlix, I have seen every single episode of Star Trek TNG, Deep Space Nine, Babylon 5, and Stargate.) We discuss details about the shows all the time, and I even read articles on one of the sci-fi websites. And one of DH's all-time favorite shows is one he used to fun of me for watching -- Friends.

May 18, 2006 3:59 AM  
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