A Rock-A-Holic named Graham came to us in need of a little Group Therapy. Before we tackle (hey!) his sports-and-girlfriend situation, I’d like to say a few words. Huddle up!
Let’s be honest, America: Football is not a gentleman’s game.
Terry Bradshaw reminded us of that fact over the weekend, when he dropped an F-Bomb on live TV, and talked about having sex with an unidentified person’s mother. Thankfully – for all involved – the name was bleeped out.
Whatever the outcome, we salute Mr. Bradshaw for a fine display of E.I.B. – Excellence In Broadcasting!
Time for Group Therapy! Graham and his girlfriend have been together for a few months now, and things are looking good. How serious is it? Season-ticket holder Graham’s special lady is now his Plus-One for Seahawks games!
I’m fairly certain that constitutes a common law marriage in a few states. Some might say Graham is living the dream: He’s got season tickets for great football, and a girlfriend who wants to go along. What’s the problem?
Graham wrote to us while his girlfriend was passed out, following an embarrassing evening of alcohol-fueled rowdiness that embarrassed Graham in front of his friends and fellow Seahawks fans.
It’s not that she drank to excess; the real issue was this tiny woman’s low tolerance for alcohol, and inability to control her behavior. She pestered a group of nearby 49ers fans (who weren’t causing any trouble) to the point that a fight nearly broke out!
Some women suffer from a condition I call the “Chippendales Effect” – they have a couple of drinks, and start feeling rowdy, but the resulting behavior isn’t natural, because they’re trying to act like men. Let me clarify: They’re trying to act the way that they THINK men act in those situations, but it’s all misdirected energy.
Graham is considering telling her that she can’t go with him anymore, but he’s worried that would make him a bad guy. I don’t think it would, personally. There’s nothing wrong with having a couple of drinks at the football game, and getting fired up because you’re happy to be there – but you have to know your limits, and manage your behavior.
A few Rock-A-Holics chimed in (including a reformed game-drunk-girlfriend, and a bartender) and the consensus seemed to lean toward Graham putting the girlfriend on probation, and nipping the problem in the bud before it happens again. Girlfriend or no, this person is enjoying a generous opportunity, but her behavior could lead to the end of their relationship, or worse – being banned from the games for the rest of the season!