According to Men's Health, women see the game differently from men. In order to stay interested in the action, women "need story lines," not statistics. So here is a guide on how to talk with men about talking about sports with women.
Now, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll, 49% of Americans identified themselves as pro football fans.
Of that group, an estimated 47% are women.
In other words, if there are 10 women at a sports bar, at least four of them were high school athletes, and five or more follow the NFL. Which is pretty much the exact same odds you'd get if the bar were only filled with men. Statistically speaking, of course.
Plus, you know, there's all the women who work in sports and sports-related fields, in addition to those who may have developed an interest later on in life.