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Stlrs4Life
05-30-2007, 10:27 PM
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http://www.upi.com/img/rss.png (http://www.upi.com/rss/NewsTrack/Quirks/)Published: Sept 3, 2006 at 7:03 PM
E-mail Story (http://www.upi.com/NewsTrack/Quirks/2006/09/03/female_nfl_fan_base_grows/7960/email_story/) | Print Preview (http://www.upi.com/NewsTrack/Quirks/2006/09/03/female_nfl_fan_base_grows/7960/print_view/) | License (http://license.icopyright.net/3.5981?icx_id=20060903-072330-7960) Female NFL fan base grows
NEW YORK, Sept 3 (UPI) -- When the new NFL (http://www.upi.com/NewsTrack/Quirks/2006/09/03/female_nfl_fan_base_grows/7960/#) season kicks off this week in Pittsburgh, statistics show a record 45 million women plan to watch the debut televised game.
NFL statistics show that from 2001 to 2005, the percentage of female NFL fans increased by 8.6 percent, and in 2005 an ESPN (http://www.upi.com/NewsTrack/Quirks/2006/09/03/female_nfl_fan_base_grows/7960/#) fan poll found that 43 percent of the football league's fans were women, the New York Post reported.
"I don't leave my house on Sundays," said Mary Giovagnoni, a devout New York (http://www.upi.com/NewsTrack/Quirks/2006/09/03/female_nfl_fan_base_grows/7960/#) Giants fan. "If I have to leave, it's on the radio. I love it."
Women have also begun participating in fantasy football (http://www.upi.com/NewsTrack/Quirks/2006/09/03/female_nfl_fan_base_grows/7960/#) leagues and wearing NFL apparel, causing the NFL to design new feminine products such as thongs adorned with the themes of popular teams. Figures show that 33 million women tune in to at least as three games and female fans account for $150 million in NFL gear sales a year.

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PAMillerGrrl83
05-30-2007, 11:00 PM
See we're growing...beware men!

fansince'76
05-30-2007, 11:03 PM
See we're growing...beware men!

:thumbsup:

stlrtruck
05-30-2007, 11:07 PM
I'm just curious if they did a study to see how many of them actually know football, how many of them are Steelers fans, and how many of them just claim to be a fan because they married some idiot that wasn't a Steelers fan.

Livinginthe past
05-31-2007, 06:22 AM
See we're growing...beware men!

You're growing into......some sort of...giant woman? :bowdown:

Livinginthe past
05-31-2007, 06:24 AM
I'm just curious if they did a study to see how many of them actually know football, how many of them are Steelers fans, and how many of them just claim to be a fan because they married some idiot that wasn't a Steelers fan.

You know, I do believe, if they undertook that study then it would turn out that the only women who really knew football were in fact Steeler fans.

Lets face it, the men and women who didn't support the Steelrs would probably misunderstand the question anyway!! :sofunny::sofunny:

pitt
05-31-2007, 10:45 AM
I just wish they would stop making Steeler merchandise in pink. My kids bought me a pink shirt for Mother's Day. Now I have to figure out a way to dye it black and gold without hurting their feelings. Just because we are girls doesn't mean everything has to be pink or frilly. Next they will start selling helmets with lace trim.

Livinginthe past
05-31-2007, 11:06 AM
C'mon...nothing says 'Go Steelers' quite like..............

http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h218/n_mckeown/hometeams_1950_82949325.jpg

steelpinstripe72
05-31-2007, 11:53 AM
I just wish they would stop making Steeler merchandise in pink.

I agree with this comment. Nothing screams "FANGIRL!" like pink jerseys and pink hats. It makes us look...I don't know...like we don't know anything about the game itself. *is a chick who actually knows the diff between a 3-4 and a 4-3* If you're going to be a fan, you wear the colors. Some women realize that. I just wish the people who make the merchandise would come to the same conclusion.

PAMillerGrrl83
05-31-2007, 08:13 PM
I have one...one pink Ben shirt and thats a sleep shirt that I only wear around the house. If I did not know something about football I would not call myself a Steelers fan. And LITP I meant that we *womens* are growing in fan size. I havent grew an inch since I was a sophmore in high school.

stillers4me
05-31-2007, 08:24 PM
I agree with this comment. Nothing screams "FANGIRL!" like pink jerseys and pink hats. It makes us look...I don't know...like we don't know anything about the game itself. *is a chick who actually knows the diff between a 3-4 and a 4-3* If you're going to be a fan, you wear the colors. Some women realize that. I just wish the people who make the merchandise would come to the same conclusion.

Aside from my Steeler jewelry (which is still black and gold), all my stuff is pure Steeler traditional. I have a men's cut Troy jersey and a ladies cut Ben jersey (it looks better with shorts and capri's .....:flap:). I'm a girly girl 6 days a week......but come Sunday, I'm a mean, lean Steeler babe to the core!! We don't need no stinkin' cheereaders!!!!! :jammin:

I would like to get some of them pink Steeler undergutchies, though...........

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/sueincinci/Steelers/steelersbang.gif

stlrtruck
05-31-2007, 11:43 PM
I'm sorry guys and gals but I have two outfits that are pink in nature and have the Steelers emblems on them:

1 - A pair of shorts and tank top
2 - A pair of pajamas

Of course, both are for my daughter.

But I promise to everyone here and to Art Rooney in heaven - when she gets to be 5 years old, an annual trip to Da 'Burgh will be made and then when she begins to understand that pink isn't really an option for Steelers fans (and of course annual trips to Monroeville Mall to the Steelers store), I won't be buying anything in pink!!! And I won't let her either!!

steelpinstripe72
06-01-2007, 05:56 PM
We don't need no stinkin' cheereaders!!!!! :jammin:

LOL, right on!

I have a Hines jersey that's women's cut. My Ben and Greg Lloyd jerseys are men's cut. I prefer the men's cut jerseys, simply because they wash better. My Hines jersey's looking a little beat up. Feh.

Elvis
06-02-2007, 01:09 PM
Maybe some of you ladies can rub off on my wife..:wink02:
I need all the help I can get.. She does wear my Super Bowl Champions t shirts, so I asked her the other day.. why dont you watch the games with me? and she said" I dont know:dang:
And she says there is some people tell her "nice shirt" so I ask her "well, what do you say back? and she says " Its my husbands shirt, but I think its cool looking!!"
Help Me Ladies!!!
:tt02:

SteelersMongol
06-03-2007, 06:28 AM
Well, I had to buy Troy's white jersey (with PINK numbers and liners) for my 7 year old daughter, just because pink is her favorite color which costed me over $70. This is the most I ever paid for any other jersey I bought. Man. And yeah, when she gets little bigger I'll buy her our away jersey (Steelers white jersey) just because white looks good on her.

Personally, I don't mind people wearing different colors as long as it shows me the team and the player they root for.

Stlrs4Life
06-03-2007, 06:21 PM
I can understand the Pink jerseys, part of the money collected is donated to the Breast Cancer foundation. So at least some of the money is going towards a good cause.

SteelCityMan786
06-03-2007, 06:25 PM
See we're growing...beware men!

We never said women can't be football fans. The more Football fans the better.

stlrtruck
06-04-2007, 08:47 AM
We never said women can't be football fans. The more Football fans the better.

This is true but if they are going to know football and be football fans wouldn't it be better if they were Steelers fans.

I mean let's face it - the other 31 teams suck. I'd had to see a woman get left on the roadside of life just because they weren't a Steelers fan.

stlrtruck
06-04-2007, 08:48 AM
Maybe some of you ladies can rub off on my wife..:wink02:
I need all the help I can get.. She does wear my Super Bowl Champions t shirts, so I asked her the other day.. why dont you watch the games with me? and she said" I dont know:dang:
And she says there is some people tell her "nice shirt" so I ask her "well, what do you say back? and she says " Its my husbands shirt, but I think its cool looking!!"
Help Me Ladies!!!
:tt02:


My wife is the same way. She's a work in progress and I can only hope that one day she will actually sit down and watch an entire game with me. And now with the DVR, I can explain some of the rules better and point things out to her. Maybe that will peak her interest.