Thursday, February 03, 2011
When you write observational columns like I do you kind of have to try and the keep the column timely. Thus if this column makes the paper today itís timely because itís about The Super Bowl and Super Sunday!
This year marks the 45th year the Super Bowl has been played. Imagine that back when the first Super Bowl was played the organizers had insurance coverage to cover the cost if they didnít sell enough tickets. Wow, have times changed. Nowadays the Super Bowl is Americaís favorite non-sanctioned holiday. Talk about holiday specials; cast an eye on all the Super Bowl specials from food and beverage specials to special sales held in Malls across the country for those, mostly wives and girlfriends that would rather shop than watch the game. Yes, the Super Bowl is a major economic entity that impacts commerce in America and around the world as well. The growth of the Super Bowl popularity has been helped along tremendously by the media. From print to electronic the Super Bowl is perfect for non-stop coverage. The teams of reporters and commentators that descend on the site of the game, this year Cowboy Stadium in Arlington Texas, for a full week of non-stop coverage. There is the NFL Network, ESPN, Fox, who is covering the actual game and every major newspaper in this country and teams of foreign reporters who poke, ask, and pry into the lives of players, coaches, and owners. When they tire of asking those folks questions they turn to the fans and start asking them their predictions. Of course they also have direct connections to the odds makers in Las Vegas who juggle the odds up to game time. Yes, there will be a fair amount of gambling going on Super Bowl Sunday!
In years past Iíve estimated the amount of beer, soda, guacamole, chili, chips, hot wings, vegetables for dipping and a plethora of other game day delights to be sampled with pleasure, but this year Iím just going to say that there will be massive amounts of the above mentioned items consumed. What fun, eat, drink, and watch football with friends at the many parties held everywhere. In fact I spoke with a nurse yesterday in Yachats who told me that she wasnít a big football fan but she and her husband always hold a Super Bowl party and she is really looking forward to this years match up between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers..
I am a big football fan so you know Iím ready to party and cheer but I canít divulge who I want to win, donít want to jinx Ďem.
So join me in enjoying Super Bowl Sunday and may your favorite team come away victorious and you come away full and happy! CheersÖ..
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