I don't particularly like Kirk Herbstreit. I think he's cocky, completely biased towards USC, he played at Ohio State which I can't stand, he's too much of a pretty boy, and he always seems to pick against my Cowboys. But when I learned recently that he may be killing my love life, my opinion of him went even lower.
So, now because everyone reading this is probably completely confused, let me explain. Kirk Herbstreit is one of the anchors on College Football Gameday. Every Saturday, he is on tv talking about college football, and he generally calls one of the bigger games of the week on Saturday night. As you may have realized as a reader of my blog, college football is one of my passions. I love it. And because of that I spend a lot of time with Kirk Herbstreit during the fall and winter months.
And, not to brag here, but I know my college football. I'm talking I know conferences, coaches, bowl games, Heisman winners, and I can probably refer back to games from years ago and still complain about the blown call that cost Miami the national championship or the amazing Statue of Liberty play that won the game for Boise State. And I'm not afraid to tell you my opinion on these things. Just saying.
Now, here comes the problem. One of my guy friends, who we'll call McCain, was giving me boy advice. Part of his advice was that guys don't really like girls who are too into sports. So, he told me that it's okay to talk about sports in general in the beginning, but I probably don't want to show that I know who Kirk Herbstreit is or get into some heavy debate about why the Big 12 is a better conference than the others.
I was floored--guys don't like girls that are "too into sports"? What does that even mean? Should a girl really change her interests and personality in order to get the guy? And to be fair to McCain, he didn't really tell me to change who I was, but just not to show everything right away. But still, is it really a good idea to hide who you are in order to get someone on the hook?
My initial thought was something along the lines of "no way, McCain is clearly an idiot and doesn't know anything." I think that this is probably the knee-jerk reaction of every girl when she thinks about changing or hiding herself so that a guy will be interested.
But then I thought a little deeper....The problem with this logic, as much as it pains me to say, is that McCain is actually a pretty smart guy who has his stuff together. And maybe girls do this kind of thing all the time and just don't want to admit it. I can think of girls who I know who have done the same thing (albiet it didnt' involve Kirk Herbstreit, but you get my point). And in light of the fact that I am perpetually single, maybe I should re-think this a little.
It makes me wonder--are all guys in on this anti-sports ploy and I just never knew about it? Am I single because I know who Kirk Herbstreit is? Should I just erase him from my memory all together? Is Kirk Herbstreit really killing my love life!?!
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