She’s riding in the middle of his pickup truck
Blaring Charlie Daniels, yelling, Turn it up!
They raised her up a lady but there’s one thing
They couldn’t avoid
country boys football players.
And they’re not shy about showing their allegiance to their favorite gridiron crush. Forty-six percent of NFL fans are female, a stat that demands respect and observation. The ladies donning the jerseys of their favorite NFL players just like their male counterparts is such big business that Dick’s Sporting Goods put together the interactive map you see below showing the highest jersey purchases by females per state.
The ladies really like Peyton Manning – he tops the list by most jersey purchases in two states. Luke Kuechly beats out Cam Newton #9 taking the number two spot in jersey affiliation by the ladies. The Dicks Sporting Goods Website breaks out the data in all kinds of interesting interactive ways HERE.
I don’t know about some fellas, but I love me a sports minded woman. She doesn’t have to be a die-hard end all be all fan but if she realizes that watching an athletic contest is one of my life’s small luxuries then she knows too that she’s the crown jewel of my life. And if she puts on team colors – well I may miss the first quarter on the big screen, if you know what I mean.