Yay me! It was the first Super Bowl I didn’t have the urge to vacuum. I usually spend Super Bowl Sunday vacuuming to drown out the screaming fans. Not this time. I watched the entire game. Even though I made unsophisticated football comments I actually enjoyed myself.
Sitting through three hours of football is a HUGE accomplishment for someone who isn’t particularly interested in sports. In fact, if I were a guy I probably wouldn’t watch any sports on television. I’d prefer to be outdoors playing sports instead of watching others make millions from the sidelines. When it comes to the Super Bowl, however, the least suspecting person can get sucked into the hype. I wasn’t the only one at the grocery store stock piling on chips and guacamole.
Male or female, sports fan or not, there’s no contesting the appeal of the Super Bowl. If there’s one thing I learned, it’s that the biggest game day of the year isn’t just about football. It’s about the commercials. For some, it’s about the halftime show. Fortunately, Beyonce showed us that she can dance as well as sing live. Watching the reporters trying to figure out what to say during the power outage was just as entertaining. I personally can’t get enough of the Doritos commercials. The commercial where dad and his friends get lured into playing dress up by a bag of Doritos was my favorite.
What I relished the most was sitting arm in arm with my guy rooting for his team to win. The truth is, while I cannot recount every play or necessarily distinguish between first and fourth down, my motivation for watching the game was simple. I wanted to make Renaissance Man HAPPY. I dug watching the 49ers play the Ravens because he dug it. I love being his number one fan. I also love the fact that football speaks to him and because yesterday’s game was oozing with emotion, I couldn’t help but love football too.
It didn’t matter that San Francisco lost or my floors were littered with dirt because I scored major points with my guy.
What was your favorite Super Bowl moment? Or did you sleep through the entire game? If so, then how about your favorite DORITOS flavor. Cool Ranch or Nacho Cheese?