Super Bowl rituals QUESTION

Back in the 1980s, I had these friends who hated football. In particular, they had a particular antipathy towards the secular holiday known as Super Bowl Sunday. So in retaliation, they would all go out together to eat, not in front of the TV, but at a nice restaurant. Then they would go to a 7 p.m. movie, as the game was going on.

Me? I’ll watch the game AND the commercials. But I have no designated snacks or particular apparel I wear.

Do you usually watch the game, and will you be viewing this year? What will you actually want to see – the game, the ads, the halftime performance of the Black Eyed Peas? I actually have that thing you can pause live TV, which is good, because, sometime during that evening, I’ll need to put the daughter to bed. Do you have a rooting interest? Mine is with the Pittsburgh Steelers, who have been installed as the underdog, even though they’ve been to the Game twice in the past decade, and the Green Bay Packers, not in 15 years.

And a question for you folks outside of the US: CAN you watch the game? By what method? Is it carried on a local network, or can you access FOX in Finland?

0 thoughts on “Super Bowl rituals QUESTION”

  1. In our household we don’t have satellite TV but we do have a “freeview” facility on the Tv which allows us to watch extra programmes. In our case, we wont be able to watch any American football live. We don’t really watch sport – we go to the Isle of Man and Scarborough to watch road racing (motorbikes) and I sometimes watch Wimbledon – we watch snooker but always on national live TV. We are not football fans.


  2. While I was in college I once went to Disneyland on Superbowl Sunday. It was a great time to go, since, as you can imagine, the numbers were reduced, and so there was not much wait time for the various rides.

    I am not a huge football fan, though I will watch it very occasionally. I do, however, like going to Superbowl parties, probably because I just like going to parties in general, particularly if there is going to be good food and beer, which is what I would expect from a Superbowl party.

    Go Steelers!


  3. Not a big NFL fan, but I always try to watch the game and the commercials. Though I think the commercials now are getting to be so big that they really lack the punch they used to have.

    I have very rarely been to a Super Bowl party, preferring to just watch with immediate family. This year I was worried I would have to give into a kids’ show, but Nigel held up. (Ian was too tired, so he was in bed just after the opening kick-off.)


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