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2012-12-29 10:21:25 PM
Even the women I do know that like football have to ask me why they sometimes wear pink gloves and shoes.
 
2012-12-29 10:34:49 PM
I... severely doubt that.


Severely is an understatement.
 
2012-12-29 10:39:48 PM
Female Denver Bronco fan here. Since 1974. Loving life right now. img.photobucket.com
 
2012-12-29 10:48:48 PM
I don't really see how 44% would be a shock. The male fans I know are more into the game and overall probably know more about the game, but I know plenty of females who if you bring up football will call themselves a fan of a team at least. They may not be able to name off the top of their head what the penalty for kicking a kickoff out of bounds is, but plenty of guys I know who are fans of the game don't know that either.

Maybe 44% is a little high but 30 to 40 percent seems plausible, especially since women are a larger percentage of the population.
 
2012-12-29 10:54:16 PM

bborchar: Hillbilly Jim: bborchar: Can we at least stop with the patronizing commercials about women and football? Not every female is stupid when it comes to the rules of the game. I can't think of any faster way to lose the fan base you want to acquire than to continually insult their intelligence every commercial break.

/why yes, I AM a female football fan
//all of my teams sucked this year
///at least I was able to see peyton manning tear it up again

If the slashies in bold refers to the number of FF teams you have great. If you have several teams you root for go make me a sammich

One football team each in high school, college (utk) and nfl (titans). I don't root for other teams, but being a ut fan, I like to see Manning do well. I didn't do FF this year because I was too busy, but the three years I've played before this one, I always placed in the top three.

I do make some kick-a$& sammiches, too.


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/Sorry; I just think this commercial is hilarious
 
2012-12-29 10:56:16 PM

Lionel Mandrake: the_vegetarian_cannibal: What_Would_Jimi_Do: half of that 44% is the one steeler girl.

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that's the best version of that I've seen
 
2012-12-29 11:10:14 PM

phamwaa: /Sorry; I just think this commercial is hilarious


the House of Cards guys are underrated too. Although I have trouble thinking Cards fans are jumping off the couch only to have their hopes crushed in week 14, or whatever.
 
2012-12-29 11:10:24 PM
I love football. I flew home for 48 hours just to go to a game. I can tell you who's looking good, and who I think they should cut. But I have yet to date a guy who gave a shiat about football. And when I have company to watch the games on Sundays, they are always female. In my little corner of the world a good 75% of football fans are female. And true fans, not this BS attention whore fan. Female fans exist, just like guys who couldn't care less exist.
 
2012-12-29 11:17:34 PM

Earguy: Faith Hill singing the Sunday Night Football theme.


Pretty sure that's for you guys
 
2012-12-29 11:26:25 PM
My dad in law always says he decided I was "a keeper" the night the two of us made the family late for a dinner reservation 'cause the game ran long. I know more about football than my husband and have been a fan of the game my entire life. That said, I've never felt it necessary to do more than wear a jersey. Paint is for drunk attention whores. I wanna watch the game.
 
2012-12-29 11:26:39 PM

Di Atribe: Earguy: Faith Hill singing the Sunday Night Football theme.

Pretty sure that's for you guys


Yeah, dudes can't get enough of 45 year old ladies singing horrible songs, all the porn I watch is barely menopausal.
 
2012-12-29 11:33:51 PM

Champion of the Sun: Yeah, dudes can't get enough of 45 year old ladies singing horrible songs, all the porn I watch is barely menopausal.


Studman69, is that you?
 
2012-12-29 11:41:49 PM
Perhaps as much as 44% of the viewers of a game are women, but not necessarily all are fans of the game, per se. Either way though, if they can support those numbers, it's good for business.
 
2012-12-29 11:53:58 PM

Di Atribe: Champion of the Sun: Yeah, dudes can't get enough of 45 year old ladies singing horrible songs, all the porn I watch is barely menopausal.

Studman69, is that you?


It's not a studman thing to not be into old ladies. Kinda like not being into pageant children. Plus, even Scarlett Johansson singing that song would make me go soft.
 
2012-12-30 12:38:40 AM

Ow My Balls: Article has pictures of exactly what you'd expect female Raiders fans to look like

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LOVES the Raiders...
(Just now noticed that's exactly 9 years old today...THE day my daughter was born, as a matter of fact!!)


So is this picture before or after you delivered?
 
2012-12-30 12:53:40 AM

aevorea: Apparently New England female fans are bucking the trend considering I'm the only female football fan of my 20+ female coworkers.


Tampa Bay isn't doing that well thIs season
 
2012-12-30 12:59:34 AM
www.gq.com
FTA: One of the many Raiders female fans getting high on football.

Man, her parole officer is gonna be PISSED. :P
 
2012-12-30 01:23:37 AM

lordjupiter: bborchar: Can we at least stop with the patronizing commercials about women and football? Not every female is stupid when it comes to the rules of the game. I can't think of any faster way to lose the fan base you want to acquire than to continually insult their intelligence every commercial break.

/why yes, I AM a female football fan
//all of my teams sucked this year
///at least I was able to see peyton manning tear it up again

For every one of those commercials there are 20 where Dumbass Husband gets shown up by the Frugal Wife who's smart enough to use Product X, or some variation of that theme.


And is Product X a car, or a computer, or some other mechanical or electrical device? Or is it a cleaning product or kitchen utensil?
And then ask yourself, who runs the ad companies, men or women?
 
2012-12-30 01:26:08 AM

KellyKellyKelly: [www.gq.com image 409x516]
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I miss Luna
 
2012-12-30 01:31:50 AM

Champion of the Sun: FTA: And according to the most recent league stats, females make up 44 percent of the NFL's fan base

I'm guessing the NFL made that stat up to trick advertisers into paying more for current campaigns and to get some feminine product advertising dollars. Gonna see a whole lot of tampon ads next year. The pink uniforms for awareness thing was more market research than charity. I would love to see Peyton Manning do a tampon ad. Although Jay Cutler is the more appropriate spokesman.


New York Jets brand tampon: Be careful, there's no second string here!
 
2012-12-30 02:39:01 AM

CruiserTwelve: Why do the Raiders still have fans?


It's the team for Bay Area/California people that don't like the Niners/Chargers.
 
2012-12-30 06:19:00 AM

elisande: I love football. I flew home for 48 hours just to go to a game. I can tell you who's looking good, and who I think they should cut. But I have yet to date a guy who gave a shiat about football. And when I have company to watch the games on Sundays, they are always female. In my little corner of the world a good 75% of football fans are female. And true fans, not this BS attention whore fan. Female fans exist, just like guys who couldn't care less exist.


(checks profile for location)

St. Louis? That makes sense.

CSB: I used to travel back and forth to St. Louis for four-six days every month, and come winter I'd always be wearing my KC gear. If it was Chiefs or Royals, nobody gave me grief- there was an understanding that St. Louis is more of a baseball town, whereas Kansas City is far more invested in football. However, the one time I wore KU stuff I found out EXACTLY how beloved MU is. For as much of a well-deserved aw-shucks reputation as the two areas have, I've seen the KU-MU rivalry make people vandalize, break into cars, get into fights, hurl expletives at mothers, etc... it's sad to see it get torn apart by the conference realignment.

/Random rant is random
 
2012-12-30 08:04:49 AM

Di Atribe: Incorrigible Astronaut: I don't know if it's an easy sell, necessarily, but you're right in that it's a pretty big and untapped market.

I have a great idea. Tell women that sports are reality shows that can't be scripted (except the NBA). The drama! The intensity! The intrigue! Also, more human interest stories. We like stories. And tight pants. Maybe some more shirt-taking-offs like at the end of soccer games. They really should hire me as a consultant.

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Preach it, mammajamma. THANK you!

No, thank YOU! ;)


Sports as reality shows sounds like when the nba tried to convince us to watch the wnba because it was just like basketball but without the athletic parts.
 
2012-12-30 09:05:35 AM
Can't all be perfect...

pbs.twimg.com
 
2012-12-30 09:17:26 AM
CruiserTwelve: Why do the Raiders still have fans?

Why is Halloween so popular? Why did people go to see "the rocky horror picture show" over and over again?
They get to dress up in strange outfits and show off to other people who also like to dress up and show off. It's a big party, win lose or draw.
 
2012-12-30 09:55:55 AM

Theaetetus: lordjupiter: bborchar: Can we at least stop with the patronizing commercials about women and football? Not every female is stupid when it comes to the rules of the game. I can't think of any faster way to lose the fan base you want to acquire than to continually insult their intelligence every commercial break.

/why yes, I AM a female football fan
//all of my teams sucked this year
///at least I was able to see peyton manning tear it up again

For every one of those commercials there are 20 where Dumbass Husband gets shown up by the Frugal Wife who's smart enough to use Product X, or some variation of that theme.

And is Product X a car, or a computer, or some other mechanical or electrical device? Or is it a cleaning product or kitchen utensil?
And then ask yourself, who runs the ad companies, men or women?



Ask yourself, who do these advertisers perceive as having control over the household budget, or doing the most spending? Usually it's women. And that's who they typically cater to, unless it's a bro-mercial for some shiatty beer, a grunting neanderthal ad for a "heavy duty" truck, or razor blades.
 
2012-12-30 12:41:36 PM

bacongood: Sports as reality shows sounds like when the nba tried to convince us to watch the wnba because it was just like basketball but without the athletic parts.


Haha... there ARE some similarities between watching sports & some of the competitive "reality" shows. I'm not talking about the Kardashians or Real Housewives stuff. I meant more like Amazing Race or Survivor. However, I do see your point and it's a fairly good one.
 
2012-12-30 12:54:42 PM

Captain Steroid: [www.gq.com image 409x516]
FTA: One of the many Raiders female fans getting high on football.

Man, her parole officer is gonna be PISSED. :P


Hot damn.
 
2012-12-30 01:36:53 PM

Captain Steroid: [www.gq.com image 409x516]
FTA: One of the many Raiders female fans getting high on football.

Man, her parole officer is gonna be PISSED. :P


No i'm not!
/Daaaayum
 
2012-12-30 02:14:01 PM
Way late to the thread, but as a diehard football fan I hate watching football with my female friends. They don't know what's going on and talk about non-football stuff way too much. I've been coaching football for eight years and love, love, love the sport. Even though the Vikes break my heart year after year.

/css
//I've even gotten into fist fights with dudes over football. In my defense the stupid packer fan wouldn't shut the fark up. I warned him I would punch him in the mouth if he kept talking. Alcohol might have been a factor.
 
2012-12-30 05:33:13 PM

Aar1012: aevorea: Apparently New England female fans are bucking the trend considering I'm the only female football fan of my 20+ female coworkers.

Tampa Bay isn't doing that well thIs season


Neither are the Browns. ;)

/Granted, the Browns are doing better than usual.
//Still, a step above utter crap is still ... crap.
 
2012-12-30 10:45:33 PM

Ow My Balls: Article has pictures of exactly what you'd expect female Raiders fans to look like

[i471.photobucket.com image 450x407]

LOVES the Raiders...
(Just now noticed that's exactly 9 years old today...THE day my daughter was born, as a matter of fact!!)


Holy crap, did Brian Peppers get a sex change???
 
2013-01-01 01:28:29 AM
Is "Aunt Gloria" bleeding from the elbow?
 
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