Any excuse to watch football is a good excuse. This is, of course, weird, because I'm a girl.
Yeah, but it's weird in a good way, because guys love it.
It's way more fun for them to have a gf who is into the game, as opposed to someone who has no clue what's going on. "What's a 5-yard penalty? Is that good or bad? This is boring! How much time is left?"
Actually, I'm more of a sports fan than my current boyfriend though. He's moved around a lot, so he tends to just cheer for whatever city he currently resides in, whereas I've lived in Chicago my whole life, so I'm a die-hard Chicago fan. Also, he's lived most of his life in Beijing and Hong Kong, so he's not very attached to American teams. I like this arrangement better though, because at least we don't butt heads over rivalries, and he likes to cheer on Chicago with me. I once dated a Redwings fan, and that got ugly sometimes.