This article was published on August 24th, 2015
There is some kind of misconception that gay men don’t watch or play sports, and if they did, people assume it’s sports like figure skating and rhythmic dance. The reality is that most gay men love sports, including football, baseball, soccer, and of course, hockey.
If you’re not a sports fan, here are five reasons every gay man needs to watch sports:
- The athletes are hot. Duh! These guys make a living by working out for hours on end each day. They are total eye candy. There’s nothing like watching a soccer star bend over to take a corner or watching a good looking boxer give a flex before a fight. If nothing else, check out Australian Rules Football sometime. That’s a Sean Cody moving waiting to happen.
- Sports are a bonding experience with straight people. When the guys at the office are talking about that awesome two-point conversion from the game the night before, you don’t want to feel left out. If you at least knew who was playing, what sport they were talking about, and how the game ended up, you could join in the conversation. Not only that, but not all the friends you hang out with have to be gay. You might even head down to the local sports bar and make some hetro friends. Shocking!
- Sports are a bonding experience with gay people. If you in a major metropolitan area there will undoubtedly be a gay sports bar. This is a great way to meet other guys who like sports. Join in by wearing your favourite team jersey on game night. It’ll make more people want to talk to you and have you join in on their fun. There are also gay sports leagues, games, and races. You don’t have to play to appreciate them.
- Fantasy sports can be profitable. Professional sports come with their own fantasy leagues. Online, in the office, or through a circle of friends, the right picks can lead to a big victory and payout. Having some sports knowledge can help you pick winners the for the next office pool.
- Sports are motivating. You’re probably not going to be the next David Beckham, Russell Wilson, or Tom Daley; however, those guys, and many others, are fantastic motivators.