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(GQ)   Women make up 44 percent of the NFL's fanbase. Article has pictures of exactly what you'd expect female Raiders fans to look like   (gq.com) divider line 15
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2012-12-29 09:27:24 PM  
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Champion of the Sun: I don't think he was being a dick, just the only way you get even 5% of the fan base being female is including wives who merely tolerate football. Your tiny female mind just can't grasp math. Joking


Here's my general rule: You can make fun of me all you want as long as it's actually funny. And that was funny. I larfed. Also, you are a jerk.

OK back on topic. I'm with the guy who said that the NFL made up the 44% number. I don't think it's as low as 5% either, though. My theory is that the NFL makes up this number, puts out pink jerseys (barf), does a month of breast cancer "awareness," and then has some GQ blowhard visit farking OAKLAND of all places to do a story on it. So then what happens? Just as the author says, women start to wonder if they're missing out on something & perhaps the NFL pick up some new fans. You have to admit, as far as sports go, women are an untapped market. And we've known for a while now that the NFL was going to ramp up their marketing to women. This is just another plank in the platform.

That being said, I am juuuuust about tired of people trying to make everything into a gender issue. Sports are for boys! Shopping is for girls! Lame. Just like what you like & quit trying to justify it to anyone. And on the flip side of the coin, quit demanding that others justify what they like to you. Just watch the game & high five everyone when something good happens. It's not hard.
2012-12-29 08:55:30 PM  
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S.A.S.Q.U.A.T.C.H.: If you count it as having to sit in the same room with their spouses on sundays with the television on, then yes. That makes up most of the women "fans" I know. One woman's boyfriend makes her wear a different Giants jersey each week. She's just happy to hostess and hang out with the other girlfriends/wives.


Sounds like you hang out with blowhards.

There are lots of female football fans who like it for reasons other than "wants to please a man." How insulting.
2012-12-30 02:39:01 AM  
1 votes:

CruiserTwelve: Why do the Raiders still have fans?


It's the team for Bay Area/California people that don't like the Niners/Chargers.
2012-12-29 10:39:48 PM  
1 votes:
Female Denver Bronco fan here. Since 1974. Loving life right now. img.photobucket.com
2012-12-29 09:27:01 PM  
1 votes:
I'm glad I don't play for the faders.img78.imageshack.us
2012-12-29 09:22:25 PM  
1 votes:

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.


Unlikely. The NFL doesn't really give a crap who pays for advertising for their games: The networks pay them a flat fee, then handle the advertising.

There's a reason why football games have tons of ads for other shows: What the network are really paying for when they enter a football TV contract is advertising for other shows on the network, because football is watched by so many people.
2012-12-29 09:13:53 PM  
1 votes:
Article has pictures of exactly what you'd expect female Raiders fans to look like

i471.photobucket.com

LOVES the Raiders...
(Just now noticed that's exactly 9 years old today...THE day my daughter was born, as a matter of fact!!)
2012-12-29 08:48:33 PM  
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What_Would_Jimi_Do: half of that 44% is the one steeler girl.


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2012-12-29 08:20:08 PM  
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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.


That's a stereotype I've never understood, quite frankly.

I've known more than a few women who have been enthusiastic AND knowledgeable about football.
2012-12-29 08:17:09 PM  
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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
2012-12-29 07:59:43 PM  
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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.
2012-12-29 06:08:17 PM  
1 votes:
NOT the rabid female fans I'd hoped for.....


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2012-12-29 05:24:07 PM  
1 votes:
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"GIVE YOUR AUNT GLORIA A HUG! Don't inhale too deeply, though."
2012-12-29 05:09:07 PM  
1 votes:
A pregnant Mexican?

*Ducks*
2012-12-29 04:57:29 PM  
1 votes:
Reminds me of that game where you have to identify which guys are convicts are which are professors or whatever. You could totally make one with female Raiders fans and Juggalos.
 
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