Valentines Day has always been about spending time with your significant other and celebrating how much the two of you mean together. However, these days Valentine’s Day is more than that. I think what better way to spend Valentine’s Day than watch the Buckeye’s play? It’s no secret that you want to watch the game and know how it turns out, so why deceive your significant other and secretly check the score on your phone while you’re out celebrating tonight. Instead you should order in and watch the game at 9 pm while Ohio State plays away at Minnesota.
I am not the only one that thinks this. In the past few days I have asked many students around campus what their plans are for Valentine’s Day, and shocker, most of the answers were the same. Most students have plans with their boyfriend or girlfriend to go out to a nice dinner and just spend some “quality time together” outside of their busy schedules. When I brought up the fact that there is a basketball game tonight, almost every student said that they knew there was and that they would either be getting updates on their phone while they were out or that they would record the game at home and watch in later. I asked why not just do an earlier dinner and then watch the game with your loved one and most of them gave me the strangest look. Apparently the thought hadn’t crossed their minds.
The students that I spoke with said that they had just planned on spending time with their loved one and that they didn’t want to tell their loved one that they also wanted to watch the game because it might “ruin” Valentine’s Day. The guys that I talked to all said that their girlfriends would be very upset if they even brought up watching the game tonight. The girls that I talked to that said that they wanted to watch the game tonight had various reasons for not doing so. Some of them said that their boyfriends had planned romantic dinners or dates and that they didn’t want them to think that they didn’t appreciate all of the thought that their boyfriends had put into planning the “perfect” Valentine’s Day. Some of the other girls said that they didn’t want their boyfriends to know that they are so into sports, because then that would be all that they ever talk about and that would just “ruin the relationship.”
After speaking with everyone, I gave them all the challenge of speaking up to their significant other and mentioning watching the game together – it still has them spending time together on Valentine’s Day, just not in the traditional manner. I challenge all of my readers to do this as well. Sports are a part of our everyday lives, it’s not just guys that want to watch the games tonight either. So instead of spending extra money on a movie after dinner, see if your loved one would be willing to go home, cuddle up on the couch and watch the Buckeyes crush Minnesota. There’s a good chance that they might just be willing to – give it a try. There’s nothing to lose on this one.