I had an experience that changed my thinking. Last Saturday, we ate at VIva in Wayland (my son's favorite Mexican restaurant). The restaurant was crowded, so we were offered a table in the bar. I nearly laughed out loud when I saw that one of the four TVs was playing a "Downton Abbey" rerun from the previous week instead of sports. And that end of the bar was where all the women and girls were sitting.
So it occurred to me that what I really hate isn't the TVs so much as sports on TV. If more bars/restaurants were willing to dedicate one of their TVs to chick-friendly fare (with closed captioning), I might not object!