How to Talk Sports With Men*
The first step is admitting you have a problem. Men only have one thing on their mind, and it isn’t sports, so you’ll have to find ways to bring up sports, casually.
Try: “I was eating the greatest sandwich the other day. It was a Philadelphia Cheesesteak. Delicious. Speaking of Philadelphia, did you know they have a hockey team? It’s called the Flyers. Do you watch hockey?”
Or a more biased opener, such as, “How about them Royals?”
You could even lead off with a slightly obscure reference: “The Miami Dolphins haven’t been decent since Ray Finkle.”
In October, you run the risk of confusing most men by the vague question, “Did you catch the game last night?” First of all, you don’t want to make him feel bad if he did not catch the game. Secondly, which game? Baseball? Football? Hockey? There are so many possibilities that you might accidentally bruise his ego if he watched the wrong game.
Bottom line, be careful out there. Talking about sports with men is tricky, but if you follow these steps, you just might find yourself engaged in a pretty lively conversation!
*Note: All tips can be applied to women as well…because sports do not require specific genitalia. Nor are any of these tips particularly useful.