Nothing wrong with Andy Murray's obsession

Sat, Dec 5
2:39
PM ET


Andy Murray's ex-girlfriend has it all wrong.

According to British newspapers, the tennis star and his former paramour Kim Sears recently split in part over Sears' displeasure that Murray spends up to seven hours a day playing video games, including tennis games and the recently released shoot-the-other-guy-in-the-face simulator "Modern Warfare 2."

Said a source to the U.K. Sun: "He would spend all his time glued to them. In the end she just got fed up with it. She wanted more out of the relationship."

Ahem.

Setting aside the issue of the super-colossally addictive "MW 2" -- frankly, a seven-hour-a-day habit seems a bit restrained -- Sears is woefully misguided. Foolhardy, even. Because a Covenant-slayin', Wii Sports-playin', "just one more game"-delayin' XBox junkie isn't the worst kind of significant other.

It's the best.

A short list of the things PlayStation lovers are doing in their free time: sitting on a couch, hitting buttons, surfing the Internet for the perfect Madden 10 slider set. Nothing harmful. Nothing sketchy. By contrast, a short list of things Wii wand-wavers are not doing in their free time: getting pulled over for DUIs, assaulting dudes outside night clubs, meeting Las Vegas cocktail waitresses, makin' it rain or tweeting homophobic slurs.

See what we're getting at?

Disgruntled ladies of the world, heed our advice: Embrace your husband/boyfriend's game habit. It's safe. It won't bite. Don't be afraid.

Oh, and when you end up liking Wii Bowling way more than he does, tell him to get his own damn television.

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