There are some relationships that are, for lack of a better term, enviable.
You know, the ones fueled by passion, commitment, humor and above all, trust. The ones that, at the end of the day, regardless of how much they fight, you know they’ll make up and be alright and continue to support each other.
This is how my boyfriend feels about sports.
Let’s just be clear, I definitely do not hate sports. I’ll sit and watch whatever ball is on television as long as there are a reasonable amount of snacks and alcohol in front of me.
But there’s something seeing someone constantly have another person on their mind, wondering what they’re doing, checking their status updates and talking to his friends about what they’re doing next.
Because he knows how important investing into a relationship is and he’s proud to show off those who he supports.
You know, the way he just KNOWS everything about every single player on the field, can recite their college teams, even high schools, without even looking up to the left to recall the memory.
Because he cares about them that much to know that to truly appreciate someone, you have to know where they came from.
I see the passion he has for his fantasy football team, caring deeply about their injuries, yelling at them incessantly for missing catchable balls, touchdowns, and field goal opportunities.
Because he honestly sees their potential and he knows they can do better.
It doesn’t matter where he is financially, he’s ready to double down and spend money when he may not exactly have a lot of it. He’s committed to being there every step of the way, from making it to the small games all the way up to the biggest of stages.
Because he knows he can trust them to show him a good time, even if his expectations don’t always match his reality.
To know what it’s like to hate someone so much, swear to never come back to them again, but your bond, your loyalty is so strong, that you’re right back on the couch the next day watching that same team that ruined your life the night before.
Because he’s loyal and he’ll be there through the ups and downs. No matter what.
Now, that’s love.
Do I ever think I’ll love something more than my boyfriend loves sports?
To be honest, I think the answer is no.
What do you think? Do boys love sports more than anything else?