I normally don’t watch football, but I thought maybe I should get a little bit into the spirit of it all since I am from Seattle, and one of the teams has a corporate owner who has been gouging my relatives for a stadium and services for years. Besides, I’ve got my exams graded and my lecture prepared for Monday already, so any excuse to party, right? I’ve never been to a Superbowl party, either, so I’m not sure how one does it. But I’m sure there will be explanations and suggestions in the comments.
Then I checked the television schedule to see exactly when the event occurs. There’s a “pregame show” starting at 11am…and going on all afternoon? The game itself doesn’t start until 5pm, and it drags on until 9? I am expected to party for 10 straight hours? This is impossible. I’m exhausted already, and I’m not the one running and throwing a ball around. Perhaps this is why there is so much beer involved, to numb oneself to the perpetual droning demand to celebrate the remote viewing of young men giving themselves brain injuries.
I guess I’m not getting into the spirit of the thing. I might just turn on the TV for background noise while I’m working on this debate and talk I have to do in two weeks. My father used to watch football all the time, though, and he seemed to enjoy it (although there were many occasions when there was a lot of cussing), so I just feel a little bit obligated to try and find something footballish to do today.