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Men Will Be Boys: The Modern Woman Explains Football and Other Amusing Male Rituals

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Husbands and boyfriends, make room on the couch - the modern woman in your life loves football just as much as you do. Men Will Be Boys is the hilarious handbook that tackles the myth that women don't understand football. Every Sunday and Monday night from September to January, forty million women tune in to watch NFL football. Sally Jenkins knows that the average woman knows as much about football as the men in her life. With such helpful devices as "A Babe's Glossary of Football Terms" (Huddle: group therapy ...
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Overview

Husbands and boyfriends, make room on the couch - the modern woman in your life loves football just as much as you do. Men Will Be Boys is the hilarious handbook that tackles the myth that women don't understand football. Every Sunday and Monday night from September to January, forty million women tune in to watch NFL football. Sally Jenkins knows that the average woman knows as much about football as the men in her life. With such helpful devices as "A Babe's Glossary of Football Terms" (Huddle: group therapy for guys) and "Stupid Female Questions That Make Perfect Sense" (Q: If a guy is called a quarterback, shouldn't there be four of him?), Men Will Be Boys reveals that for every fumble that has the modern woman screaming at the television set, she's also pondering: How come the big guy in the front line makes so much less than the smaller guy behind him who is always so clean? Why do coaches wear those beltless pants? Jenkins punctures the macho crap that surrounds the game and makes it more fun for the woman fan - and for men, too, if they'd only admit they don't know everything. Quick, guys, define line of scrimmage.
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Dedicated to both her father, who "Frankensteined" her, and her long-suffering mother, this is a sometimes hilarious, sometimes soapboxy handbook on women and football, women and other sports, and women and men by a former staff writer for Sports Illustrated. After uproarious chapters on women as gridiron experts who have a different take on the game, the book climaxes in a chapter sure to appear in humor anthologies, a transcript of the first all-female broadcast of a Monday Night Football game in 2006, followed by a transcript of the first nationally televised NFL Women's League football game in 2022. There is an ironic chapter on the comforting clarity in the narrative of a football game: the game has a beginning, a middle and an end, plus a final score. But when Jenkins discusses female sportswriters and especially female sportscasters, she seems to forget that she is writing a book of humor and becomes preachy (on women in lockerrooms: "women do not eroticize the workplace. But try explaining that to the sports-minded man"). (Oct.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780385482189
  • Publisher: The Doubleday Religious Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 9/1/1996
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 5.23 (w) x 7.32 (h) x 0.87 (d)

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