I don’t normally watch football. I understand it, but I don’t normally watch it because it stops too much for me. The whistles, the flags, the commercials, commercials, commercialsss. I know the teams have to get back into formation and move from an offensive team to a defensive team and the kicker needs to come out and
…blah, blah, blah…
This all equals a game that ends up being entirely too long.
All of the above hold true for the Superbowl, but there are 8 additional things which make it special (and tolerable).
- the palpable excitement
- watching history in the making
- the football finger food
- feeling extra American
- the winner gets a cool trophy
- seeing grown men cry
- it’s the last game of the season
For these reasons, I watch the Superbowl. Well… I’ll say that I have the game on the television in the background of whatever else is going on in my house.
This year, the Ravens were in the Superbowl and I am originally from Baltimore ~ so, I had the game on and I paid attention.
That’s right, I was a double threat this year.
So, what happened? A leisurely fun time watching the biggest game of the season with my home team on fire?
Truth is, I was a stressed out mess from the time the lights went out in the beginning of the 3rd quarter (was anyone else flashing back to Katrina with me?) until the last 2 seconds of the game. Which in the real world, would have only been 30 minutes. In football time? It was at least double that.
Hence my problem with football.
In the end, the Ravens won and I ended up with a stomach ache.
I got to
- be excited
- watch history
- eat good food
- feel extra American
- watch the trophy be awarded
- see grown men cry
..and enjoy the leftovers ~ so it was all worth it.
Are you a regular season football watcher? Did you watch the Superbowl? If you are in another country ~ do you follow the Superbowl?
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