Sunday, February 7, 2016

Why We DON'T Watch The Super Bowl

We don't watch the Super Bowl.
We're not particularly interested. Never were.
Here's why:

1) The entire event is hopelessly over-hyped. In the end, it's dreadfully anti-climactic.

2) The game is never really very interesting. Except for a few years, astoundingly it hasn't been very competitive.*

3) The halftime show often stinks and is formulaic.

4) The whole thing reeks of NFL worship. It's like one big commercial for the league.

5) Since Joe Namath and Troy Aikman, football players just haven't been that interesting or that classy.

6) It's a dirty game that's now replete with cheating, and well all know about the concussions. It's dangerous and reeks of bloodlust.

7) The actual game often begins too late and always lasts too long.

8) The whole thing is so over-produced that the actual meaning of the game -- its essence -- is totally lost.

9) Super Bowl parties are Pig Cities and the fans in the stands aren't much better.

10) January and February are boring and forgettable no matter how the game turns out.

Oh, and one more: You can now watch the commercials at your leisure online. So you don't have to tune in for them anymore. Ditto, the halftime show.

*OK, so this year and last year it actually was competitive. But all that meant was that you only had to watch a few minutes of it to catch the real excitement.

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