"Sports And Wine" as written by and Folds....
Destiny was calling
Monday afternoon
Wednesday you'll be crawling
And you'll pray to be there soon
With sports and wine

Some men never grew up
Fortunate like you
Some men never found out
What it takes to be a dude
That's Sports and Wine

The girls don't understand it
What you think is art
My oh my we're all impressed
How sensitive you are
Everybody's talkin' about you now
You know it's true
Always has been sports and wine for you

So you ask me how I think I know
Just what makes you tick
I know what I know ya know
I know you make me sick
Sports and wine

Girls don't understand it
Anything you say
I don't understand it either
Guess that makes me gay
Everybody's talking 'bout you now
You know it's true

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    General CommentThe guy Ben's targeting in this song isn't your run-of-the-mill "alpha male," as the previous comments imply. Rather, he's a guy who tries to be "everything to everyone" – both the macho alpha (sports) and the sensitive beta (wine).
    Eamonon April 14, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI def agree with Eamon in that Ben's not talking about the typical jock/party guy. I feel like he's refering to guys who put on a huge act to impress girls, whether they go the super-macho route or the sensitive-poet route.
    prinuton September 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI agree with eamon, if it were about jock guy wouldn't it be called "sports and beer" or something? Yup, this song is about those everymen...
    curiouspondaon June 29, 2007   Link
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    General CommentSports + wine = the complete prepster renaissance man, the guy who will steal your girl by combining machismo with faux sensitivity.
    charolastraon October 18, 2008   Link
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    General CommentYeah, I agree, this song is about those meat-headed guys who seem to have it all and don't deserve it (and thus don't appreciate it). Everything is either a fun game or a celebration. The rest of us can't ever understand what it's like to grow up like that, and they can't imagine what it was like to grow up like we did.

    Oh well, we own the music.
    davidecoyoteon June 01, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI thought it was talking about one of those stuck up artists who think they're so high class, talking about wine and sensitivity, but I guess I don't know how to back up the "sports" thing..
    caramelandappleson August 16, 2005   Link
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    General CommentDon't we all hate idiots like that?
    downsidedrumon July 27, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwell if he is talking about the assholes in high school i can relate, if he's talking about the guys who pretend to be sensitive or super macho it doesnt matter i think this song really speaks strongly to us who have to deal with those morons
    gojiguyver3on October 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI know a guy who lives up to this song, perfectly. no joke.
    reggiedamniton August 17, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is more nuanced than just being a criticism of meat-headed alpha males, I really appreciate your insights. It's kind of tragic that people can't understand each other, don't you think? Although I think Ben is criticizing the kind of guy who deals with this by being fliexible, the deeper tragedy is that we just can't seem to simply tolerate each other. Who cares if you're a macho alpha into sports (and beer), or a sensitive guy who likes poetry and can relate to the more emotionally complex realm more easily inhabited by women? We should all just live and let live. In a way, I think Ben might be putting on a bit of the snarkiness in this song - in other words, he is subtly making fun of himself for the contradiction inherent in criticizing someone into both sports and wine when in reality he is actually a very tolerant guy who can only not tolerate the intolerant. I appreciate such complexity in his attitude and lyrics. He's a genius.
    zorbheadon January 04, 2015   Link

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