Constance - Make tea, not war (camomiletea) wrote,
Constance - Make tea, not war

Writer's Block: Superbowl madness or sadness?

If you're in the U.S., will you watch all or part of the Superbowl? Do you have a favorite team? If you're not American, what do you think about Superbowl Sunday?

Never watched "football" before. And the quotes are intentional because this is not what I'm used to calling football ;) But I watched it today, for a few reasons. People just talked about the Superbowl and who is likely to win, and who they want to win, and the excitement kinda caught me too. They also mentioned that they were excited about Superbowl commercials. I've heard of this phenomenon before, that during Superbowl the companies just go all out with their commercials, make creative ones. But since I never watched "football", I never saw the commercials either. So surprisingly all this went against my expectations. I actually enjoyed the game quite a bit more than I thought I would, and I thought the commercials weren't all that great. Some of those commercials were kinda odd, making you think it was going to be about something other than it turned out to be in the end... The Coca Cola commercial was one I liked, though. I was kind of hoping to see the Tim Tebow's commercial, but I missed it. Looks like another let down: what all the fuss was about?

Anyway, back to the topic at hand, the actual game... Around here the Alabamians were mostly all for the New Orleans team, although the odds were more in favor of Indianapolis. Someone said, "It would take a miracle for the Saints to win" to which the answer was, "Well, saints do that kind of thing". (Pun intentional as far as could tell!) Since I've just moved from Indiana a year ago, and New Orleans is not in Alabama, I wasn't sure which team I should be cheering for, but I was leaning more towards the one deemed less likely to win - i.e. New Orleans Saints. I lost track of time, and only tuned in in the second quarter, where it seems that the game picked up for New Orleans! Good timing on my part I guess. (The score was 10-0 with Indianapolis in the lead by the end of first quarter. 10-6 in the second quarter, I think.) That interception and touchdown in the fourth quarter was awesome. It was a kind of close game most of the time in terms of points, so I'm guessing the teams were pretty well-matched. Still the Saints have managed to win by a sizable margin in the end: 31-17. It was interesting to watch, as I said before. Even though I don't know any rules yet, I could kinda sorta follow it.
Tags: ads, commercials, football, indianapolis colts, new orleans saints, superbowl, writer's block

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