Superbowl is what’s fun about America

January 31st, 2012 by Ken

This Sunday marks the most important day in recent American history. The Superbowl.

It’s Superbowl something or another. I can’t remember just how those Roman numerals work. It has to be close to number 46 or 47, somewhere in there.

I remember the first Superbowl – – Green Bay vs Kansas City, I think. It was so long ago that it’s hard to recall. But the real hype for the Superbowl started a year or two later and became a reality when the New York Jets won Superbowl III and made Joe Namath a star and brought parity to the American and National football leagues.

Since then, Superbowl Sunday has become one of America’s biggest party days. It’s second only to New Years Eve for the number of parties and second only to Thanksgiving for the amount of food consumed.

And, while the Superbowl is about football, it’s really about more than football. It’s about everything connected with football and more. The Superbowl represents what’s fun about America.

Who won the Superbowl last year? I can’t remember. But I do remember some of the television ads from last year and I particularly remember Betty White. I can’t remember what she was advertising, but I do remember the commercial.

The ads on Superbowl Sunday have become a contest of their own. A 30-second spot can cost as much as $3.5 million; but a good one will be remembered for years. And, following the game will be a critique of the ads themselves and the next day people will vote on which ad they liked best. Is that America – – or what?

And, then there’s the half time show. All of the greats have played the Superbowl half time show. Most remembered of course was Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake and the wardrobe malfunction.

Madonna will be the half time entertainment this time. People are going to tune in to see if the material girl will top the event and be the subject of conversation on Monday.

And, then there’s the game itself – – a replay of 2008 – – when the New York Giants beat the undefeated New England Patriots. I’m rooting for the Giants this year, because the Seahawks beat them on their own home field earlier in the season.

Yes, Superbowl Sunday pulls the largest TV audience every year. It’s one of the biggest days in America every year.

Ain’t this a great country?

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