Sunday 2 February 2014

I Could Have a Nap

Louise is sitting in the living room, glued to the TV as are over a hundred million other fans who are watching Superbowl XLVIII, but who cares? Well, I suppose over a hundred million fans do.

I am trying to do something that will make me feel superior to the hundred plus million, and all I came up with is to have a nap or write the blog. Talk about a colossal fail. I suppose the football is good, not nearly as good as the commercials or the halftime show, but good. I will find myself in front of the TV at half time to see what they have come up with this year to entertain the masses. Over the years, I have been disappointed more than I have been entertained, but you never know unless you watch I suppose.

My dad was a big sports fan and would watch pretty much any sport that was televised. I’ve mentioned in a previous blog that I saw him once lying on the bed with two TV’s, one with golf and one with a football game, both with the sound turned down and he was listening to a baseball game on the radio. I often wish that I could take him to Vegas where they have huge sports betting rooms with hundreds of screens playing different sports from around the world. He would have thought he was in heaven. Perhaps that is exactly what his heaven is. That is a comforting thought.
When I was working, I would drift into the living room when I heard Louise cheer or swear so that I could catch the highlights without actually watching the game. Inevitably, the guys at work would talk about nothing else for a couple of days and at least I would sort of know what they were talking about. Every now and then I would be asked a question about the game and my ignorance would be obvious as soon as I opened my mouth. Mostly, I would avoid direct confrontation and mumble something as I walked away.

I still drift in to find out why the love of my life is swearing/cheering at the TV but I don’t need to for work anymore. I used to like it when the games were in black and white, that way I could just cheer for the white team or the dark team. No need for names or city affiliations. I always tend to cheer on the losing team; I have a thing for the underdog. If you are smart, always bet against me.
I just watched the half time show with Bruno Mars and the Red Hot Chilli Peppers. I kind of enjoyed it; Bruno seemed to be a little bit James Brown. I have facebook friends that weren’t happy with the entertainment choice this year and that is up to them of course. I’m sure they would prefer someone that is of their own generation. The Superbowl people pick artists that will please the most people in the audience and this year they felt that Bruno and the Peppers were the best bet. Who are we to question the choice?

Half time is over and I am trying to think of what to do for the next hour or so. I could have a nap…

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