Todd’s Nods: Pigskin Party
Super Bowl XLVI will be played in Indianapolis on Feb. 5.
The game features the high-flying offenses of the New England Patriots and the New York Giants, with quarterbacks Tom Brady and Eli Manning squaring off for American pigskin supremacy.
But you’ve already heard all about that.
We’ve heard the hype that NFL spin doctors spit out to gridiron fans. The Super Bowl however is more then just super-athletes competing for a trophy that is quite obviously not a bowl, chalice or spittoon.
Just think; the players get two entire weeks between the semi-finals and the big game to dish out all the trash-talking they can conjure. The jabs in many cases don’t even have to be football related. It’s actually better when it’s not.
For the fans at home it’s like a two-week tailgate party of barbecues, sports gambling, chips n’ dip and corn dogs.
For the non-fans, the wait for the half-time show is palpable. Personally I cant wait to hear -wait let me Google it- Madonna sing all her finest hits.
The extremely overt, over the top, fucking cool, quintessentially American two weeks leading up to the big game is the best part of the Super Bowl.
So whatever your vice –trash talking, corn dogs or singing ‘Like a Virgin’ to all your favorite stuffed animals– enjoy the party that the Super Bowl offers.
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