Being with a sports fan is not particularly easy. Things get even more complicated if your husband appears on national television to dish out some bold comments. Just ask Ernestine Sclafani, who wrote a book about how to be with a sports fan. The book entitled, Balls: How to Keep Your Relationship Alive with a Sports-Obsessed Guy, offers some light-hearted tips and advice on how best to handle the sports obsession of your partner. Ernestine is married to Skip Bayless who is paid by the FOX Network for his bold views. And while a ton of people relates to Ernestine’s experience, there can be no one better to write a topic on the business. In this article, we will take a closer look at the wiki-bio of Ernestine Sclafani.
Ernestine Sclafani was born in 1962, in Long Island, New York. Born and raised in Long Island, Ernestine took after her Italian-American father who worked as an engineer at Republic Aviation. When she was five years of age, Ernestine’s family moved from East Islip to Mastic. Talking about her early life, Ernestine revealed,
“He wanted to move his family out to have a nice life where it was quiet. So we moved to Mastic Beach. Back in the day when I lived there, there were tons of potato farms and it was not the cool place where Anna Wintour now lives . . . It was very neighborhood-y.”
After graduating from a local high school, Ernestine enrolled at the Suffolk County Community College and graduated with a bachelor’s degree.
Following her graduation, Ernestine began working with the Ball Watch Company as a public relations officer. She left Ball in 2000, and moved to Weber Shandwick as the vice-president. Ernestine has remained with Weber and was instrumental in its success, particularly after the 9/11 attacks. She currently works as a freelance p.r. officer.
Ernestine Sclafani met Skip Bayless in 2005. Even though the pair dated for quite a while, they never thought of getting married. Things changed in 2015, Skip’s relocation from ESPN to Fox Sports. The pair tied the knot while still in New York and moved to Southern California.
Book and other things:
Following her relocation to Southern California, Ernestine found herself with some time on her hands and decided to write a book. The result was the light-hearted comedy, Balls: How to Keep Your Relationship Alive with a Sports-Obsessed Guy.
The book talks about Ernestine’s experience giving out some sort of advice to women with similar situations. Talking about the inception of the book, Ernestine revealed,
“I had friends say to me, ‘I don’t know how you put up with it on a Sunday,’ or, ‘You watch games on Saturday?’ ” she said. “I’d say, ‘Yeah, I watch because I want to be with him. So I thought, well there’s something for a book, not to teach women about sports, because I don’t care about the 40-yard line, I don’t care about any of the rules. Mine would be tips on how I’ve kept my relationship alive.”
Getting accustomed to fame:
While Ernestine was not bothered by the fame, she was left aghast at some of the comments left on her husband’s social media pages. While Ernestine was bothered by the comments, Skip couldn’t care less. She later revealed that she was bugged by how people did not have the guts to say the same things in real life.
“That’s what the whole social media thing is that I despise, that people don’t have the nerve to say what they want to say.”