Sunday, February 06, 2011

Super Bowl Sunday

This is all you get for winning?
     As I type this word it is 9:23 am, and I have suddenly realized that it is Sunday, and I am sort of wondering what happened to both Saturday and Friday night.  Well, I can tell you what happened to Friday and Saturday: work and travel sort of put those days by the wayside, which is why I had no posts for you the last two days.  My apologies for that, but hundreds of miles in the car, plus work and a party for a 4-year-old, just didn't leave time.  And with ever more strict bans on texting and talking on the phone while driving, I thought that writing blog posts would be uncouth, even if it is not specifically forbidden by law.
     Anyway, this is not any normal Sunday, it is the first Sunday in February, which means that it is Super Bowl Sunday, a day unparalleled in American sports and culture.  Although the game won't be on for another 8 hours or so, the pre-game commentary and tomfoolery has already begun, I assure you.  There are men with no hair or hair that wouldn't move in a hurricane are talking about things that the average person doesn't care about - like what Steelers wide receiver Mike Wallace had to go through while remodeling his kitchen or what Packers running back Brandon Underwood is going to be wearing under his uniform.  You know, stuff that no one really cares about except maybe for Mike Wallace or Brandon Underwood or maybe Chris Meyers.
     Yet somewhere in Western Pennsylvania or anywhere in Wisconsin someone dressed like a lunatic will be sitting on the edge of their couch listening to Terry Bradshaw dissect how Wallace's new kitchen will help him get more yards after the catch, or YAC as they seem to like call it.  And I don't know why.  I love football, and I will be glued to the television for the big game - like roughly a third of the rest of America and a whole bunch of other people around the world - but I am pretty much not going to pay any attention to the pregame bullshit.  There is nothing new to be said.  See, it has bee two weeks since the last game was held (the Pro Bowl doesn't count because it sucks balls) and so in two weeks everyone in a suit on a sports channel has already dissected ever possible angle.  Therefore, a whole day directly before the game isn't going to make any difference.
     A lot of people will be watching the game just for the ads, and that is okay.  If you get something other than football out of the game, and it floats your boat, then more power to you.  You still count in the ratings.  Good luck to both teams playing today - win or lose you still have a lot to be proud of.  Enjoy the experience, and the same goes for the fans.  Don't get all upset should your team lose.  You still got to see them in the Super Bowl, which is more than the fans of 30 of the other teams can say.  So enjoy the ride.  And have a wonderful Super Bowl Sunday everyone.

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