May 7, 2012; Glendale, AZ, USA; General view of the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs logo prior to game five of the 2012 Western Conference semifinals between the Phoenix Coyotes and the Nashville Predators at Jobing.com Arena. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-US PRESSWIRE

"While the Men Watch" Their Wives Make Fools of Themselves

First off – if you’re not familiar with this enlightening new program, you can kill some brain cells and familiarize yourself here.

I’m speechless. I honestly don’t even know where to begin. The brain-frying babble on TV typically catered to women should in no way, shape or form cross over into professional sports. This new initiative takes everything that I hate about television (any form of a “Housewife” show – Desperate, “Real,” whatever) and very rudely oversteps the boundary into what I love about television. I can certainly speak for many others in saying that I am not alone in female fandom of the NHL. I feel embarrassed for these women – that they have stooped to the level of: “I’m a girl, so acting clueless and asking stupid questions is totally okay because it’s cute.” WRONG. When tragedy strikes and you’re trapped in front of the NHL Playoffs without any imaginable escape, do NOT open your mouth to say: “Like, why can players sit down and have water in the penalty box when it’s supposed to be a punishment???” Just don’t. You sound like an idiot.

With the one exception of Don Cherry’s laughable suits, there is absolutely no place for fashion in the hockey world. I can’t begin to understand how Darryl Sutter would be one to be critiqued for what he’s wearing? My guess is that while he’s heading into the Stanley Cup Finals, trendy attire isn’t exactly the first thing on his mind. So it seems that attempting to push “fashion” on hockey as relief for disinterested female counterparts is desperately trying to force something that isn’t there, or even remotely close. And I’d like to assume that these husbands/boyfriends probably don’t appreciate you rambling on about how cute and dreamy the players are. Way to show your guy that you’re into him… slow clap.

I understand that not all females are into sports. Heck, surprising as it may seem, not all guys are into sports. Here’s my simple solution: don’t ruin it for those who are. If you’re plopped on the sofa while your significant other is watching the game (gosh your life is tough!!) perhaps you can pull out your iPad and draw doodles of cupcakes and rainbows until your bubbly little mind is as numb as it would be if you were watching Keeping Up With the Kardashians. If you have other interests, I beg you, stick with those.

I’ll leave you with my prediction for the intellectual extent I expect “While the Men Watch” to reach:

Jules: OMG LENA. DID YOU SEE THE BURGANDY STRIPED TIE DARRYL WORE TONIGHT? I WONDER WHY HE CHOSE THAT ONE OVER THE ADORABLE PAISLEY PRINT?!

Lena: DUH, JULES… BECAUSE IT’S THE CUP.

*cue incessant giggling*

What do you think about this? We’d love to know in the comments.

Want to talk more hockey? Then you can follow The Rat Pack on Twitter! Me: @gabbykiger Frank Rekas:@TheRatTrick, David Lasseter: @davidlasster Josh Luecht: @joshluecht, Patrick McLaughlin: @PatrickRattrick Scott Mullin@GreatScottsman, David Rodriguez @davidbub_2, Paige Lewis @PeejLewiz, Adam Reid @AdamReid and Chrissy Parente @chrissaay44. Also, please visit our Facebook Fan Page and like us! Share comments, photos, anything Panthers related!

Next Panthers Game Full schedule »
Saturday, Nov 11 Nov7:00Philadelphia FlyersBuy Tickets

Tags: Nhl While The Men Watch

comments powered by Disqus