[And now I present to you the lovely merc3069 from BookBitten so show her some love!]
As everyone knows, Dorkys is a Phillies fan ;-), so I know she can relate to the joys of being a hot sports babe.
I grew up the eldest daughter of a Puerto Rican father, so baseball and boxing ruled in my house, followed closely by basketball. One of my favorite father/daughter moments was staying up late to watch brawl his way to victory. When I started dating, knowing about sports became both a blessing and a curse; what guy in his right mind could date a girl who knew more stats than he did? Then again, a good number of them were intrigued-maybe the real turn off was that I had the mouth of a sailor...? My first love ended partially because he couldn't keep up with who was in the baseball playoffs--great guy, decent kisser, zero interest in sports. I hear he is now a political wonk--go figure....
As I got older, my horizon expanded to football, both pro and college. (I still draw the line at NASCAR--I know enough to keep up with Sports Center, but really, when did turning left become a sport?)
My husband is an obsessive football and boxing fan. They say you marry your dad, right? There used to be a great radio talk show with a woman who was called the Sports Babe. I am waiting for Sirius to call me up, hell, I even come complete with DD's and husky voice.....
wrote a great football book for women called Get Your Own Damn Beer, I'm Watching the Game!: A Woman's Guide to Loving Pro Football.
Read all about the famous Sports Babe, Nanci Donnellan in The Babe in Boyland.
[And for you wannabe baseball fans out there, you definitely need to check out Watching Baseball Smarter: A Professional Fan's Guide for Beginners, Semi-experts, and Deeply Serious Geeks. Mr. First bought it for me last year and I actually learned tons from it without passing out from boredom! Score!]