5 Best Sports to Watch As a Couple

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Old Man Winter is stretching his icy fingers across America, and it’s definitely time to focus on indoor activities. These next few months promise to be an exciting time for sports: the National Football League playoffs just started; the 2014 Winter Olympics begin in February; and basketball season is in full swing, with March Madness just around the corner. Winter is a great time to watch your favorite teams if you already have some, but even those who have never been attached to sports in the past can certainly find enjoyment in the major events taking place over the next few months.

While many people watch sports with friends (often of the same sex), sports can be an exciting way to bond as a couple, as well. It’s cold outside and warm inside, so grab a blanket, light up the fireplace, and consider cuddling up and watching one (or more) of the following five sports and sporting events.

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1. Football

Football is a perfect sport to enjoy as a couple: Just whip up some great food, sport your team colors if you have them, and enjoy a lazy Sunday afternoon. NFL playoffs started January 4, and the Super Bowl is on February 2. As far as fun sports to watch as a couple, you can’t lose with football. According to Marketing Charts, 64 percent of American adults watch the NFL — of that, 73 percent are men and 55 percent are women.

Football is a popular sport in many ways because it encourages camaraderie and fan involvement. Even while at home, fans can enjoy the halftime entertainment and occasionally even yell at the television after a bad play. These aspects of the game appeal even to those people who don’t actually like the sport itself. Football also seems to have the craziest fans, and that in itself is amusing. Plus, everyone enjoys a good Super Bowl commercial. The sport has many rules and plays that are fascinating to watch, but the various other entertainments of the sport make it appealing to non-fans, too.

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