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(CNN) - Remember back in the days when the words "pro football fan" conjured up images of guys gathered around TV screens chugging beer, and cheering wildly? And women who didn't hate the sport, were thought to be simply tolerating it because, well, how else would you get to spend time with your guy on Sundays in the fall?
Fast forward a few years, and the so-called football widow may notice her huddle is shrinking.
According to the National Football League, women now make up nearly half the league's fan base; 375,000 women attend NFL games each weekend.