The (football) dating game

There’s a pretty funny piece in today’s Wall Street Journal about the selection process that goes into matching frat boys and their dates at football games.  I think this is my favorite part:

… Of course, too much football knowledge isn’t always a great thing: At a game several years ago, he says, his date surprised him by calling out plays, predicting which way the ball would go and explaining why certain penalties were being called. “It was emasculating,” Mr. Poteat recalls. “At a certain point I was asking her, ‘What happened there?’ “


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19 responses to “The (football) dating game

  1. Hogbody Spradlin

    The article omits the elephant in the room for frat boys: Who gives me the best chance of getting laid?


    • Dog in Fla

      Or any other boy for that matter.


    • Brian

      It’s probably the elephant in the room.


      • Dog in Fla

        a really big +1

        here is a shot of what reportedly are some Auburn sorority girls, two pouty, interested in but unknowgeable about football and one who is disinterested in and doesn’t give a sh!t about football or anything else except herself; a frat boy who thinks he is going to get lucky but he’s not; his father; a shot of the elephant in the room, and the sorority house mother wearing a protective clear vinyl cape – as noted in the comments, the self-timing camera was ready to shoot when she remembered she hadn’t taken the plastic off the leopard-spotted chair and once again, knowing the elephant was coming along for the ride, the house mother’s quick thinking saved the day or at least her dress, as they all prepare to stop by the Auburn Vet School, pick up the elephant, load him into the hauler and caravan to Athens for the Saturday night festivities


  2. Left to Right

    Probably not PC, but I don’t find it attractive for a girl to be REALLY into football.

    And for you women who protest, think of it this way: It’s kind of like a guy who’s REALLY into interior decorating.


    • Turd Ferguson

      Completely agree. My wife knows almost nothing about football, and it doesn’t bother me a bit. On the other hand, a female friend of ours does more jumping around, shouting, refs-criticizing, etc., during a football game than any of the guys I know. It’s really, really difficult for me (and everyone else) to watch games with her.

      I expect men to act like apes. (There’s a reason my wife prefers for me to watch the games at home, and never in public.) But when a woman does it … off-putting, to say the least.

      And you’re right, probably not PC. But true nonetheless.


  3. Brandon

    Fraternities were relegated to the nosebleed seats at Georgia long ago, but the anti-Greeks in Athens still whine about them having block seats.


    • Bort Sampson

      Nosebleeds? Really? No fraternities have block seating higher than row 18 in the 300 level. If you haven’t noticed, there are quite a few more rows just in that section, and also, you know, the monstrous 600 level.


  4. Uganewt


    Just noticed on Mike Moore’s twitter feed that JT Rickerson, aka “Super Dawg”, had open heart surgery yesterday. Apparently he hasn’t missed a game since ’73 or something crazy like that.


  5. Normaltown Mike

    “Sam Poteat, a senior in Alpha Gamma Rho…..Mr. Poteat, a finance major”

    An AGR majoring in Finance? What’s the world coming to.