All across the country millions of innocent wives are caught in a love triangle, battling for their husband's attention with the players of their favorite sports teams. Now, in a "Dateline" hidden camera challenge, the wives are fighting back by catching their unknowing husbands on videotape while they watch a game. Josh Mankiewicz travels from coast to coast to report in, "Honey, You're on Hidden Camera," on Sunday, March 18, 7 p.m.
by Julie Cohen, Dateline producer
When we joined with a brave group of wives to put hidden cameras in their living rooms and catch their unknowing husbands on tape, we had no idea what we were going to get. Maybe this is just my girl-perspective, but to me the results show what is so annoying and endearing about the American Male.
There was Dallas Cowboys fan Bob Bragalone, who was really sweet to his wife and kids throughout the game, but was NOT going to get off his recliner to take out the trash. And A Green Bay Packers fan Paul Rice (his wife calls him "husband head"), who expects his wife to keep handing him beers and has the bizarre habit of voicing his complaints through a plastic Halloween skull he calls "Skully" (long story, you really need to watch the show on Sunday).
Then there were the Borg brothers, Minnesota Vikings fans who didn't pay much attention to their wives until the women came into the room wearing Vikings shirts (apparently, a big turn-on). And I definitely will never forget New York Giants fan Jerry Vecchia. He's soooo superstitious, that when the Giants are on a roll, he won't let his wife Sue get off the couch, because it could change their luck.
Check out our video blog, to hear more about how we found the wives to do this, and what happened when we told the husbands what we'd been up to.
(Photo: Julie, left and Josh, right)
Click here to watch video of the show. Does any of this sound familiar? Are you or your husband sports-obsessed? Share your photos and videos here.