Happy Super Bowl Day!


I don’t know about you, but I consider the Super Bowl an unofficial American holiday. We even have traditions: parties, betting squares, nachos and the commercials.

At the party we always go to, people pay more attention to the commercials (and the food) than the game.  Except at the end of each quarter, when we figure out who won money. Last year, the Fountain Pen Follies family won huge.  So we’ll lose it all this year, I’m sure.  But that’s okay, there are friends to catch up with.  And the food!

I’m not sure people overseas watch American football much, but the NFL wants to conquer the world, so if you don’t now, you may in the future.  And if that happens, you only need to know two words: Chicago Bears!

(Yeah, the Bears are bad now. But thirty years ago, they won a Super Bowl. And hope springs eternal.)

3 thoughts on “Happy Super Bowl Day!

  1. I’d love to see that betting agent photo!

    When we played flag football in gym in high school, they made me be the quarterback. Because I apparently was the only girl who had ever thrown a football. Sadly, no other girl could catch a football either. 🙂


    1. oooh, quarterbacking (that’s like team captain, right?) by default! Well, I could get used to that! Even though it sounds like a case of the leading the blind, it sounds like it might just have been more fun than playing ‘properly’!

      I’ll try for that photo tomorrow. Not sure there will be time for the scenic route, although I hope so because the last thing in the day is a meeting with a roomful of gits!

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  2. I think one downtown betting agent’s actually does bets on American football! I’ll try to see if I can get a photo next time I’m passing outside it – it’s on my long-but-scenic way home!

    I don’t know much of anything about American football, but I did once hold (and attempt to throw) an actual football. With a couple of German kids. In a suburb in Brussels, Belgium. My only other experience with the sport is reading John Grisham’s Playing For Pizza. That pretty much sums it up, doesn’t it!

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