Are you ready for some football?
I’m not remotely a football fan, but I love the Super Bowl. I love that it’s a uniquely American cultural event, with a tradition all its own. People throw parties and gather at sports bars, dressed in their favorite team’s jersey. There’s a whole category of ‘game day’ snacks, from subs, to chili, to burgers. Plus, plenty of beer.
I couldn’t care less which teams play, I tune in for the half-time show and the commercials. This year, I’m cheering for the Eagles, mainly because they’re not the Patriots. But mostly, I’m looking forward to the spectacle. Justin Timberlake is the half-time performer, and that should be fun. Fingers crossed, no ‘wardrobe malfunction’ this time out.
This week’s serenade is from a couple of years ago, one of my favorite Super Bowl performances of all time. I LOVE Bruno Mars, and this shortened version of Uptown Funk is fantastic.
Remember when you had to wait until the actual game to see the awesome commercials? Now, a lot of them are already out. I’ve seen Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage) from Game of Thrones in a rap battle with Morgan Freeman. I’ve seen a rabbi, a priest, an imam, and a monk pile into a truck and head to a football game. But so far, nothing has made me laugh like Hannibal Lecter pinch-hitting for Amazon’s Alexa. Creepy fun!
I don’t know about you, but here at Chez R, we’ll be serving ribs and nachos when we sit down to watch. Tonight is all about preparation.
I hope your pick wins tomorrow. For now, enjoy laughter with those you love, and be sure to give them a hug.
Happy Saturday night!