Introducing Guylights

Bridget & CaseyMarch 13, 2015 Comments

Our husbands love sports. There’s no way around it, it’s just that simple.IMG_1023

What’s not so simple is us trying to support their passion and knowledge of all things s-p-o-r-t-s. We are not loyal sports fans and quite honestly, we are NOT looking to become a sponge of ESPN knowledge.

However, that doesn’t mean we want to be in the dark on a topic that means so much to our husbands. We want to know some of the cool stuff that is going on so that we can follow along and support our husbands and join in on the conversation with our friends and co-workers.

Although there are probably lots of readers tuning in that are already very knowledgeable on this topic (we’d love to hear your tips on each of the upcoming topics!), we figured that some of our readers could be in the same boat as us when it comes to sports pop culture. And like us, maybe these readers would also like a quick Spark Notes version of the latest sports scoop in order to “stay in the game” …. at home, at work, or out with friends.

MattAnd just like that, Guylights was born.IMG_1044

1. Guylights is a series we are kicking off early next week here on The DIY Playbook. It is where our +1’s take over the blog for the day by giving us some surface knowledge to add to our Playbooks.

2. Guylights will ONLY happen before BIG TIME sports events such as Super Bowl, the World Series, March Madness, etc.

3. Guylights will be comprised of a QUICK reader-friendly list of fun facts, key players, and random information to “keep us in the game”

4. Guylights is designed to promote conversation, share opinions, take a break from DIY and have a little fun!

5. Guylights will be a list form and will only offer “surface level” information. However, we would love if readers added more depth or fun facts in the comments section!

6. If the writing is anything like we’ve seen out of Matt & Finn so far, Guylights will be way more entertaining than anything we offer on a day-to-day basis.

7. Guylights has nothing to do with frosted tips or blonde highlights. #dontbefooled 

8. Guylights will be written by our husbands, neither of which are professionals in this field, just avid fans. 

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9. Guylights first topic: March Madness in a nutshell. <– well…. not literally in a nutshell, more like in a blog post. 

IMG_101510. Next Wednesday will be the kick-off. Or shall we say the first-pitch? Maybe the tip-off? Bottom line: Guylights starts next Wednesday. See you then!IMG_0998

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  • Summer Hogan

    Ha I love this! I’m sure they’re getting teased by all their friends for our benefit 🙂 I put my boyfriend on the blog one time and he has never lived it now lol 🙂 Clever idea!

    • Haha (we’re not going to tell our guys about your story… hopefully they don’t read today’s comments!) Too funny!!

      Thanks Summer.

  • Melissa

    I have to say, I love this blog but the tone of this post was a tiny bit disappointing to me because it kind of had a flavor of “teehee! women can’t do sports!” with the comments about how to impress your first date etc. I know there are a lot of women out there who are just as passionate and well-informed about sports as anyone else. I’ll definitely still read and enjoy it but I hope it can be presented in a little less of a cutesy, “here are the men to teach us all their sports knowledge” sort of way. Or maybe I’m overreacting because it’s early on a Friday morning and I haven’t finished my coffee. 🙂 Just wanted to add my two cents!

    • Melissa,
      Thank you so much for your honesty. This was NOT our intent whatsoever and do apologize for any offense we may have caused! We have lots of girlfriends who are educated on sports pop culture, unfortunately, we have a lot to learn. We do wish we were more knowledgeable about this topic so we could converse with our husbands and stay current in the workplace/among friends. We assumed there may be other females (or males!) out there in our same boat, and this is where the idea of Guylights was born. This series is in NO way designed to be demeaning… just informative! Again, we apologize for the misunderstanding and will definitely keep this in mind as we move forward!!

  • beezus

    I went to college with a guy who went on to be a sports writer and editor. Every year, he sends me an email right before brackets are due. In it he shares the team colors, the team mascot, interesting tidbits about the coach or the players, and any other news bits that might sway my decisions. My picks are based on mainly on mascots, but sometimes I will have to resort to colors or fun facts. I never ever win a bracket, but I often pick the biggest upsets because I will gleefully choose a 12 seed over a 1 seed if they are represented by a whimsical animal or something.

    • Love this!! So when’s his email coming this year? We’d love to hear if our guys shared any of the same fun facts as your expert!!

    • beezus

      His picks tend to come in late–as he has to, you know, work and stuff…but I will definitely send them along.

  • Yes!!! I need some major help this year putting together my bracket against my fiance! I am pretty clueless on college basketball, and last year’s bracket was embarrassing. Ask me anything college football related and I’m your girl. 🙂

    I think most women have a certain league (or two) they are more interested in than others…so when it comes to the NFL, College Basketball, MLB, NBA, etc. I’ll definitely be looking to these Guylights for information…you know so when the big game/tournament comes around I can pretend I spent hours on ESPN. Looking forward to reading these!

  • Jo Abella

    Cute idea!