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Men,sport and television.

(31 Posts)
Stansgran Mon 09-Dec-13 11:31:22

Does any women watch snooker on TV while listening to football without head phones on the radio? Is it a male only skill? Is it a male version of multitasking? Just asking.

Nonu Mon 09-Dec-13 11:33:47

Laugh & tchsmile

tiggypiro Mon 09-Dec-13 11:38:05

Real multi tasking would be if he played tiddly winks with the Grandchildren at the same time as watching snooker and listening to football.

kittylester Mon 09-Dec-13 11:41:55

I think you have a very advanced specimen there Stansgran tchgrin

Kiora Mon 09-Dec-13 12:26:21

MEN em

tanith Mon 09-Dec-13 13:02:47

Stansgran I have a male with exactly that skill but he uses one earphone plugged in, so also has multitasking ears that swivel. tchwink

glammanana Mon 09-Dec-13 18:22:47

Mine watches a programme on TV and flits into the kitchen on the ad breaks to catch up with Sports Talk this takes place most Sat/Sundays it's a wonder the floor is not worn out.
Mind he has boxing day all sorted for a man's afternoon in with said football and invited both DSs & 4DGSs so no chance for me that day I think.

Bellasnana Mon 09-Dec-13 19:19:32

Mine watches the snooker whilst wearing noise-canceling headphones and then comments really loudly because he can't hear himself speaking! He did this on the plane once as well, much to my embarrassment.

merlotgran Mon 09-Dec-13 20:14:39

Mine can do that while finishing the crossword in his fishing magazine. The fire then needs a bit of a stoke up so it's clang-a-lang-a-lang with the poker which then gives him a coughing fit.

Boy, it's peaceful in our house on a Saturday afternoon hmm

ninathenana Mon 09-Dec-13 22:28:52

Mine watches rugby and reads a book confused

annodomini Mon 09-Dec-13 22:51:57

i must admit that I surf the net while watching rugby, nina. hmm

Agus Mon 09-Dec-13 22:59:33

DH is a snooker and F1 fan. I love when these programmes come on......
I get peace and quiet grin

merlotgran Mon 09-Dec-13 23:33:39

F1....Peace and quiet, Agus? I cheered when the season came to an end as well as touring cars and super bikes. My whole weekend was filled with the sound of noisy things going round in circles.

Enviousamerican Mon 09-Dec-13 23:42:02

I grew up falling asleep on the couch to the sound of football...still do! As you all say...bless um! smile

Anne58 Mon 09-Dec-13 23:55:40

The only sport that Mr P is even vaguely interested in is cricket, and that doesn't seem to be on much.

Love that man! tchgrin

Agus Tue 10-Dec-13 00:03:10

Yes merlot I can close the door to the room he watches them in and can peacefully enjoy a book somewhere else in the house. Perfect grin

Tegan Tue 10-Dec-13 17:45:27

This is very two faced of me, given that I spend all year discussing who will win at Cheltenham, Newmarket or The Derby, but I can't quite get over how many hours were spent on R5Live discussing the World Cup Draw confused. And, when they were talking about problems with altitude, heat etc I wanted to phone in and say they needed to speak to Andy Murray about his contant urine analysis cause it certainly works for him. Simples.

janerowena Tue 10-Dec-13 18:39:32

Yes, mine can multi-task - but only if sport is involved. He can listen to a commentary through his headphones, watch the racing on his laptop and cook dinner on a saturday (his night) all at the same time as checking his twitter friends. He often sits in front of footie or rugby or cricket or racing while any of those will also be on his laptop next to him and he will be discussing another on his phone. But if I dare to say anything unconnected... He switches everything off and says he can't concentrate, lets me finish and then switches it all back on again. Perfectly politely but I find it very odd.

Mishap Tue 10-Dec-13 18:45:03

Mine refuses to countenance having any sport on the TV at all. I too have no interest except tennis, which he just about tolerates once a year.

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MayBeMaw Fri 17-Sep-21 23:05:33

Reported <yawn>

Nana3 Tue 01-Mar-22 20:38:04

I left the sitting room to answer the phone and as per usual DH turns the TV over and guess what, we are now watching football, Middlesbrough v Tottenham Hotspur, I'm getting into it but browsing gransnet too ?

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Kim19 Sun 13-Mar-22 08:49:25

I can certainly relate to this. I rarely listen to the inaccurate commentary on snooker but do enjoy watching it. Find myself often listening to a radio play or something similar at the same time. Certainly never football though!