History Main / SportsWidow

8th Apr '18 2:40:45 PM AsForMyHandle
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The term is usually written as sport-specific - "football widow", for example. And can be extended to any fanatical hobby that the spouse doesn't share, such as "gaming widow" for TabletopGames or "[=WoW=] widow" for ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft''. Compare the CoolGirl, who will often demonstrate her coolness by strongly averting this trope and being a huge sports fan.

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The term is usually written as sport-specific - "football widow", for example. And can be extended to any fanatical hobby that the spouse doesn't share, such as "gaming widow" for TabletopGames or "[=WoW=] widow" for ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft''. Compare the CoolGirl, who will often demonstrate her coolness by strongly averting this trope and being a huge sports fan.\n
30th Jan '18 6:57:15 AM Cryoclaste
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The term is usually written as sport-specific - "football widow", for example. And can be extended to any fanatical hobby that the spouse doesn't share, such as "gaming widow" for TabletopGames or "[=WoW=] widow" for ''WorldOfWarcraft''. Compare the CoolGirl, who will often demonstrate her coolness by strongly averting this trope and being a huge sports fan.

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The term is usually written as sport-specific - "football widow", for example. And can be extended to any fanatical hobby that the spouse doesn't share, such as "gaming widow" for TabletopGames or "[=WoW=] widow" for ''WorldOfWarcraft''.''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft''. Compare the CoolGirl, who will often demonstrate her coolness by strongly averting this trope and being a huge sports fan.
28th May '17 2:43:46 PM Morgenthaler
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30th Mar '17 8:32:42 PM jamespolk
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The term is usually written as sport-specific - "football widow", for example. And can be extended to any fanatical hobby that the spouse doesn't share, such as "gaming widow" for TabletopGames or "[=WoW=] widow" for ''WorldOfWarcraft''.

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The term is usually written as sport-specific - "football widow", for example. And can be extended to any fanatical hobby that the spouse doesn't share, such as "gaming widow" for TabletopGames or "[=WoW=] widow" for ''WorldOfWarcraft''. Compare the CoolGirl, who will often demonstrate her coolness by strongly averting this trope and being a huge sports fan.
1st Sep '16 2:49:31 PM erforce
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* Nikki & John Pranksters in Love: Nikki is a victim of this in the gaming sense when John is playing video games on his X-Box. Naturally, this is the basis of numerous pranks by her to him. She destroyed his X-Box with a baseball bat, then switched out his new X-Box's hard drive with a new one to make him think she deleted everything on it, and then hid his copy of [[ModernWarfare Modern Warfare 3]] a day after it came out in stores.

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* Nikki & John Pranksters in Love: Nikki is a victim of this in the gaming sense when John is playing video games on his X-Box. Naturally, this is the basis of numerous pranks by her to him. She destroyed his X-Box with a baseball bat, then switched out his new X-Box's hard drive with a new one to make him think she deleted everything on it, and then hid his copy of [[ModernWarfare ''[[VideoGame/CallOfDutyModernWarfare3 Modern Warfare 3]] 3]]'' a day after it came out in stores.
28th Jun '16 3:24:15 PM AgProv
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* Debra Barone in ''Series/EverybodyLovesRaymond'' is a ''professional'' sports widow; husband Ray is a staff sports writer for a newspaper and is paid to go to sports events, watch them at home on newspaper-funded cable TV, and to write about them afterwards. He also plays a lot of golf.
16th Mar '16 2:11:57 PM Morgenthaler
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* Not exactly this but [[MarriedWithChildren Al Bundy]] has a specific way of spending his holidays - totally isolating himself in front of TV. Otherwise he might snap.

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* ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'': Not exactly this but [[MarriedWithChildren Al Bundy]] Bundy has a specific way of spending his holidays - totally isolating himself in front of TV. Otherwise he might snap.
1st Dec '15 2:43:55 AM Morgenthaler
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* Both versions of ''FeverPitch''. In both cases, the female lead starts falling for the male lead, who completely changes personas when Arsenal/the Boston Red Sox season starts.

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* Both versions of ''FeverPitch''.''Film/FeverPitch''. In both cases, the female lead starts falling for the male lead, who completely changes personas when Arsenal/the Boston Red Sox season starts.



* Several of DaveBarry's columns illustrate this phenomenon. In one of the illustrated ones, two bar patrons angrily yell at the owner to change the channel back to the sports game instead of the young woman prancing around in her underwear.

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* Several of DaveBarry's Creator/DaveBarry's columns illustrate this phenomenon. In one of the illustrated ones, two bar patrons angrily yell at the owner to change the channel back to the sports game instead of the young woman prancing around in her underwear.
3rd Aug '15 5:06:59 PM SirVancelot131
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* Nikki & John Pranksters in Love: Nikki is a victim of this in the gaming sense when John is playing video games on his X-Box. Naturally, this is the basis of numerous pranks by her to him. She destroyed his X-Box with a baseball bat, then switched out his new X-Box's hard drive with a new one to make him think she deleted everything on it, and then hid his copy of [[ModernWarfare Modern Warfare 3]] a day after it came out in stores.
3rd Aug '15 4:58:03 PM SirVancelot131
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* An episode of ''Series/StepByStep'' featured this, with Frank and Rich watching a basketball game and completely ignoring Carol and Dana, their wife and girlfriend, respectively. They finally snap out of it when Carol's French friend Jean-Luc shuts the television off and convinces them to have a formal dinner with their ladies.
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