Friday, October 4, 2013

Sports World Myths

When people find out that my husband works for Arizona State or that worked for Phoenix Coyotes, I would hear a variety of questions or statements over and over. 

Erin at Love, Fun, and Football wrote an post very similar which gave me the inspiration. 

1.) I bet you hang out with the players all day. I actually did have a job where I hung out with the players and it wasn't fun. I traveled with them, lived in the same complex, and went to practice. It was tiring at times because most of them were like toddlers. 

2.) I bet you go to all the games. Actually no because we have to work them. Yes, we get tickets at a discount or for free but we don't go all the time. It's exhausting. I usually go to 1 or 2 football games a year. 

3.) I bet you are a jersey chaser. I really hate this one and it really gets on my nerves. Yes, there are some ladies who want to work in sports to meet their husband (aka athletes) but that's not me. Actually most companies have policies against that. Also I'm married thanks for noticing. 

4.) How do you get your job? There are several sports websites that post jobs across various leagues. There are several conferences throughout the year to attend to meet people. Sorry, I'm not spilling my resources. I have worked hard for them to just hand them out to people. 

5.) You must get paid a lot. Actually no! If you think about how many hours we put in and how much we get paid it doesn't balance out. We barely make minimum wage. 

Funny Workplace Ecard: I'll do a lot of things for money, but I draw the line at working.

6.) Hours worked in a day. People often think if there isn't a game then we have free time. Not the case. The offseason is busier than the season. It really just depends on the department as well. 

That's really all I can think of right now.

What questions do you have about the sports world?

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  1. With a husband in college coaching I hear a lot of these. Also, I get: "You must get so much free gear!" Ummm, no. I'm lucky they can scrounge up a medium t-shirt for me and "Why do you work? Your husband makes so much money!" Really? He does? 1. I like my job and 2. Try minimum wage when you count the hours he works. and "What does he do in the offseason? Does he teach too?"

  2. I'm new here in the country and I'm just curious, how big is hockey here in Phoenix? I missed my supposedly first hockey game (Phoenix Coyotes vs San Jose Sharks) last last weekend because I got sick. :(

  3. Oh I can relate to this post oh so well. I started a new job on Monday and when one of the girls found out my husband plays hockey for a living she said "So you're a puck bunny?". Was not impressed and politely had to give her a quick lesson on what that expression means. Never heard the jersey chaser expression. That's a good one.

  4. LOL, I have been waiting to grant this Someecard onto someone for MONTHS!!

  5. Oh wow!! Some people. Gary knows them all. I tell him it's not nice to say.

  6. It's not very big in Phx. Mostly people cheer for the other team over the Coyotes.

  7. I know, right. Some people. I wish that I could break free of it all.


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