As a writer *ahem critically acclaimed author* I do realise that clichés have no place in good writing.

Which hasn’t stopped the creators of a million Romcoms from creating the trope that women do not really enjoy sports but pretend to in order to trap the current beau they have their eye on into a relationship.

The flip side of this narrative is the woman who knows everything about sports, but hides this prodigious knowledge in order to protect the frail male ego of her intended.

Since my quest to find a rich loving husband is well documented on these internet streets I’ll skip to the good bits which start with me meeting my American Bae on my last trip here

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We matched on Tinder and our first date was at Duffys, which I only realised after the fact was a sports bar.

As a disclaimer I need to state that I know nothing about basketball or American football. I’m an expert at rugby and I know enough cricket to argue with the umpire. But when it comes to sports this side of the ocean, I’m truly baffled.

As a disclaimer I need to state that I know nothing about basketball or American football. I’m an expert at rugby and I know enough cricket to argue with the umpire. But when it comes to sports this side of the ocean, I’m truly baffled

But I met Bae in the middle of basketball season so I spent a lot of time staring incomprehensibly at pro athletes.

I truly have no interest in the sport but I do know a few of the players from when they intersect with pop culture which is something I am good at.

So I know Dwayne Wade because he’s married to Gabrielle Union, Steph Curry has picked up enough press that he’s even on my radar and Tristan Thompson is dating Khloé Kardashian.

Sharing the latter did earn me a slightly dirty look and I was informed his main claim to fame was being the rising star at the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Another thing I do to pass the time is ask questions

Not enough to be annoying but to try to get a better understanding of exactly what we were watching. So now I know that you only get three points for scoring from outside the circle no matter where the player scores from.

I think I also know some other rules but the game moves so fast I can never be sure.

Having said that the little bit I know about basketball is more than I know about American football.

I really tried but Its all over my head. The one good thing that did happen is last year I made a bet about the winner of the Super Bowl. I asked who the underdogs were, bet on them and got a bottle of Veuve as a prize. Am hoping to repeat the feat this Sunday when the Super Bowl returns.