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Nine Out Of Ten Fake An Interest In Sports

Post by Agent 47 on Thu Feb 06, 2014 1:27 pm


Nine Out Of Ten Men Say They Fake An Interest In Sports

September 25, 2013

So does anyone actually like professional sports? Fascinating ritual sociology from the UK’s Daily Mail:

Nine out of ten men lie about liking sports to impress friends or to get ahead at work, it was revealed today. Football was the game that men most faked a love of, with two out of three admitting they gushed to mates about the national sport to avoid being unpopular, a survey of 500 Britons found.

Football was the most fibbed about, with 61 per cent hiding their dislike. The national game was followed by F1, cricket, golf, and rugby. One in three admitted to lying because they thought it would aid their career.



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Nine in 10 British men fake their love of sports to impress their friends and colleagues

* Only nine per cent of men have not lied to others about enjoying a sport
* Football was the most fibbed about, with 61 per cent hiding their dislike
* The national game was followed by F1, cricket, golf and rugby
* One in three admitted to lying because they thought it would aid their career


19 September 2013

Nine out of ten men lie about liking sports to impress friends or to get ahead at work, it was revealed today.

Football was the game that men most faked a love of, with two out of three admitting they gushed to mates about the national sport to avoid being unpopular, a survey found.

The poll of more than 500 Britons, released today, revealed that only nine per cent of sports fans have never faked their love of it.

'I really detest football but it’s all my mates talk about. I’ve learned to bluff about it so I’m not left out of conversations, but most of the time I just find it boring. Luckily there’s usually beer to drink,' one man polled said.

More than half of the men asked, 52 per cent, said they had lied about enjoying Formula One despite secretly hating it.

'It’s cool to like F1 but the truth is it’s just incredibly loud cars going round and round and round. I went along to a race once, for large parts I wasn’t actually sure who was winning,' another survey participant said.

And despite England beating Australia 3-0 in the Ashes this summer, 46 per cent had lied about enjoying the sport and understanding its rules.

Just over a third of people surveyed - 34 per cent - fibbed about liking golf, often because it is a sport that they believe could help them get promoted or find a new job.

A quarter of blokes said that they didn’t like rugby but hid it and 13 per cent lied about liking athletics.

Tennis and snooker were among the sports that people were least likely to hide a dislike of.

A spokesman from LHDcarsupermarket.com, who carried out the survey said: 'It was a surprise that so many men lied about liking football. It makes me wonder whether it really is the nation’s favourite game?

'There must be a lot of men out there lying to look good with friends and enduring dull nights in order to be part of the group. With 9 in 10 male friends lying about the sports they like, this survey could change what men talk about in the pub.'



http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2425330/Nine-10-British-men-fake-love-sports-impress-friends-colleagues.html



So it looks like about 90% of sports talk is bullshit.

That sounds about right! Smile

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Re: Nine Out Of Ten Fake An Interest In Sports

Post by Skul on Thu Feb 06, 2014 2:06 pm

Was there ever any doubt?

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Post by Agent 47 on Sat Feb 08, 2014 12:54 pm

It's nice that somebody did a survey to verify the figure. Smile
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Post by New Puritan on Fri Jun 05, 2015 7:20 am

Faking an interest in sport(s) is even done by politicians in the UK. It's part of the 'appeal to the lowest common denominator' trend in English political life. David (Call me Dave) Cameron recently 'forgot' the name of his beloved football team. He said a different one who happen to wear similar clothes when playing. The guy is pure scum so this shouldn't come as any surprise, but had anyone ever 'forgotten' something important to them like that? I love music and have bands I hold dear to my heart, never once have I said "I really like Hue & Cry" (remember them? If so, sorry) when referring to that other Scottish musical duo, Arab Strap.
I don't believe in mocking people for pretending to like sport, I would say something like 'Listen dude, you don't have to pretend. It's all shit. Just leave it all behind. We aren't in the schoolyard now. What have you been doing recently? How's your family?'

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