Andy Benoit, an NFL writer who contributes to Peter King’s MMQB, is not the biggest fan of women’s sports. After sending this tweet out last night, dozens of blog posts went up chastising him for voicing such an opinion.
Pretty predictable, if you’ve spent any time on the internet.
And while it’s probably not the best idea to be out there bashing women’s sports when you’re in such a position, it made me introspective.
While I don’t consider myself a knuckle-dragger or a caveman or a clueless man stuck in the past, I don’t actively seek out any women’s sports outside of the Olympics. I don’t have an active distaste for them. I simply prefer to watch men play sports on television.
Does that make me a terrible person in the eyes of the Internet? Probably. But it’s the truth.
Let me clarify that I think people should enjoy whatever kinds of sports they want to enjoy. I think Benoit’s problem is that he phrased it as a negative. As in “no one should enjoy women’s sports.”
I don’t give a damn what other people do. It has no impact on me and how I’ll spend my time. Want to get the WNBA League Pass? Good for you. Want to watch every point of a women’s tennis tournament? Have at it.
Enjoy what you enjoy.
I’m very curious to know what percentage of you agree with Benoit. Something tells me that, deep down, you do. It’s just that admitting anything on the internet these days is a dangerous activity.