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How to Impress Your Crush with Your Football Knowledge

Guest Contributor: Tracy Sandler of Fangirl Sports Network

Ladies, it’s that time of year. The time of year when men turn back into boys – painting their faces, screaming about fantasy stats, and essentially disappearing on Sundays.and Monday nights.and Thursday nights. It’s football season.

Let me give it to you real .¨ if you have your eye on a cute football fan and you don’t know Carson Palmer from Carson Daly, I’m here to help. Read on to learn more about to get your crush’s attention with just the right amount of football knowledge.


  1. You’re watching football with your potential new boyfriend and the kicker misses what looks like an easy extra point. Casually say, “It’s too bad the NFL decided to permanently change the kick snap to the 15-yard line. Next time, they might as well just go for the two-point conversion.” Then take a sip of your beer like it’s no big deal.
  2. The Rams are bringing football back to Los Angeles for the first time in 22 years. It’s a true Hollywood story .¨ city gets team, city loses team, city gets team back. And they all live happily ever after, hopefully.
  3. You want your team’s offense to make first downs and touchdowns. If it goes three-and-out, that’s not good. If the quarterback passes to someone on the other team, that’s worse. It’s an interception.
  4. Rookie QB Dak Prescott will start for the Dallas Cowboys while Tony Romo recovers from a compression fracture in his back. Tell your crush that Romo is proof that some players just can’t stay healthy.
  5. Don’t ask about Tom Brady. He’s suspended the first four games. Nobody wants to talk about Deflategate anymore, and guys hate talking about how good-looking he is. Though, between us girls, he is hot, amiright?
  6. If all else fails, remember the name Aaron Rodgers. He plays for the Green Bay Packers, is one of the top quarterbacks in the league, dates Olivia Munn, and his brother won The Bachelorette.


And there you have it. These should get you through a few football Sundays at least. Who knows? You may find even find yourself enjoying the sport and truly wondering why more teams aren’t going for the two-point conversion. Happy Football!




Tracy Sandler is the creator of Fangirl Sports Network, which is a network of women who bring knowledge, passion, and humor to the life of the sports fan. Tracy began as 49ers Fangirl in September 2015, bringing fans the latest news and behind-the-scenes action both on and off the field for her beloved San Francisco team. Tracy expanded FGSN this season with the addition of a Rams Fangirl in Los Angeles. With videos, podcasts, and blog posts, FGSN is a place for fans to laugh, cry, and commiserate with each other.


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