What’s all this hype about the Superbowl?

I am not going to lie, I just don’t get the frenzy that the NFL creates, especially when it comes to Superbowl Sunday.

Maybe it’s because I am Canadian and hockey is more my thing.

Maybe it’s because I am a single gal that doesn’t have a husband, partner or significant other that retreats to his Man Cave every Sunday with beer and snacks in hand to watch the Sunday afternoon/evening game.

I had to really sit and think as to what could possibly be the reason.  Is it because with most other sports  (NHL, NBA, MLB) all end their season with a “best of” series, so no one can determine exactly which day a winner or champion will be crowned?

What is it that makes this one game so important that companies are willing to spend upwards of $5 million just for a 30 second commercial during the game?  I have to admit in years past, some of the commercial that were aired during the Superbowl were pretty fantastic.  I think at the top of my list from last year had to be the “Lost Puppy” commercial from Budweiser.  I could not find a direct link from the company for this commercial but I am guessing if you saw it, even now, a little tear comes to your eye.

Not only is it the game but the Half Time Show is an event in and of itself.  Over the years some of the biggest performers in the world have headlined the show.  There was Michael Jackson in 1993 which has had claims to be the one of the most watched events in American TV history (Source:  Wikipedia). I think some people just tune into watch the Half Time show and skip the game completely. I know I am definitely guilty of having done this in the past.

Speaking of entertainment,  keeping the kids entertained during this whole time is key too.  I was amazed when doing my research all the great Pinterest pins with activities for the kids to do that were Superbowl themed. We got some creative parents out there!

Aside from Thanksgiving, Superbowl Sunday has to be one of highest ranked food consumption days of the year. When it comes to Superbowl food, people go ALL out. I swear you could feed a small country with the amount of food that is consumed. Some of the statistics are astonishing. And the creativity is mind blowing. Me, I would open a few bags of chips and throw them in a bowl. Check out these “stadium” creations.

Don’t get me wrong, I have been to my share of Superbowl parties, and will be attending one this coming Sunday.  I appreciate the gathering of friends together and indulging in all the yummy goodness that parties like this come with.  I will probably spend more time chatting with friends than actually watching the game, but will have fun regardless.

Maybe that is it?  It’s February, and most of North America is shivering in the cold of winter and people need a reason to come out of hibernation and socialize.  I don’t know what it is and really don’t care what the actual reason is but whatever your reason is, enjoy, have fun and please don’t drink and drive!


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