According to a survey about men and shopping, 89 percent of men would rather watch their favorite sports team LOSE to their biggest rival than tackle holiday gift shopping.

So, it's no surprise that just one week before the holidays, 77 percent of men finally get into the gift-giving groove and head out to shop.

The survey also found that the shopping habits of 71 percent of men are affected by the success of their favorite football team. The better their team is doing, the more they watch the games -- and the less time they have to go shopping.

And, more than one-third of men (37 percent) would rather bake cookies than spend the afternoon holiday shopping in a crowded mall.