Like many others I know, I’m not a fan of watching football. However, once a year I get really excited to watch a full game. That game would be the Superbowl! Is it because of the half-time show, the parties, the fun commercials? Well, those help but I actually do enjoy watching the sport on this one Sunday of the year.
I think that part of the reason is that it is an all-American tradition for an all-American sport. It is something that brings friends and family together with food, fun, and a bit of healthy competition. The alcohol doesn’t hurt either.
Out of respect to this tradition, I feel its good to learn some background on the teams, the top players and know the basics of the game. This way I enjoy watching the sport and don’t ruin it for the true fans by asking ignorant questions while they’re concentrating on a play. Years ago, I had a girlfriend at work who would fill me in as the playoffs progressed so I’d be ready. Now, I have to keep up with tidbits on my own.
This year is especially exciting since it is our local team and one that I grew up hearing my brother cheer for. Therefore, I consider myself a Giants fan and will root for them over the Patriots. A tough match-up since both teams have three Superbowl wins. It should be a good game though and hopefully the Giants win over New England like they did in 2008. So will it be Eli Manning and Cruz over Tom Brady and Ochocinco? I hope so. But, whoever you’re cheering for, enjoy the company, the drinks, the fatty food, Madonna, the game and most of all the tradition!!!!!