Thursday, February 3, 2011

Super Bowl Hype

I have a confession to make. I don't ever watch the Superbowl. The last time I watched the entire game was when the Chicago Bears won in 1986. That was the era of Jim McMahon, Walter Payton, Refrigerator Perry, and the Superbowl shuffle. I'm pretty sure the mid 80's was the zenith of civilization so I don't feel like I've missed much since then.

I still enjoy watching the funny commercials and I love watching the highlights, but I really don't feel like I'm missing anything by just catching the highlights of the game that night and seeing the best commercials on YouTube the next day. Maybe my apathy is made worse since I don't have a professional football team in my state.

When I go to the store this time of year and see all the displays, I feel like I'm missing out on something. It's the food. There is a definitely pigfest that takes place on Super Bowl Sunday. I could totally get into the Super Bowl if I had friends who invited me over to watch it on a big screen TV and eat all kinds of good food. I'm sure it would be a great party, but they would probably catch on that I was just a poser when they realized I didn't have any NFL licensed apparel or when they noticed I didn't really care which team won.

Don't get me wrong. I love football, but I think college football is much more exciting. I just have a hard time spending so much time watching a game. My favorite team used to be the Houston Oilers back when Earl Campbell played for them. I guess it's been a while since I've really followed the NFL.

For all of you football enthusiasts, I hope you enjoy the food and the game as well as the several days of pre- and post game hype. I just found out today who is playing. I think the Packers are going to have a hard time with the Steelers. It's gonna be hard to beat Terry Bradshaw and Lynn Swan!

10 comments:

Kristina P. said...

Adam watches the Super Bowl, but that's it. We aren't die hard, and we don't do parties. I usually just take a nap.

Eric said...

It's going to be really difficult *not* to attend a superbowl party here in Dallas. For example, if I go to just a regular party, since the superbowl is here, does that mean it's a superbowl party? Also, what if someone discusses the superbowl or one of the teams at a bar, does that count?

Tom said...

I have nothing against the Super Bowl. I'm just embarrassed that I haven't followed it for so long. I would expect everyone in your neck of the woods to be involved this weekend.

Pearl said...

I don't think I've ever watched a full game!

Pearl

Cheeseboy said...

I love college football. I can't get enough. I'll watch any game any time. But for some reason, the pro game doesn't resonate with me. I'll probably watch the 4th quarter.

peewee said...

what's the super bowl?

M-Cat said...

Funny story. When I first got married, I soon learned that Sunday's were dedicated to football. That ticked me off - so I figured I better learn to love it.
It was 1985 that I decided to pick a team, learn the game and bond with my new husband. I had read the book "Brian's Song" and so it was the Bears for me. HAH! They had a killer season and won the superbowl! Since then, I have been lukewarm. But I love the food, the commercials and the week before choosing the underdog team or the team that is the opposite of what everyone at my house is cheering for just for the fun of it!

M-Cat said...

PS - I have the big screen, the room, the food - I am just too lazy to host a party. Maybe next year

Cam said...

Lynn Swan and Terry Bradshaw? Funny stuff.

Patrick FMK said...

I agree, Tommy. I thought Bart Star was the QB for the Packers, so imagine my surprise when I found out it was really Karren Rogers! She played a great game, though.