I’m not a football fan and I didn’t watch today’s game. (I guess that statement just lost me my Blog viewership, but I have to be honest.)
Well, actually, I watched the last 2-3 minutes, because I sat down at the computer to type, but before blogging I switched to ESPN to check the score. I didn’t think much of it when I saw the Patriots leading. I checked Facebook to find out which teams my friends were rooting for and most of them seemed to be for the Patriots. I also opened up Twitter to follow other people’s comments. Then my mischievous side surfaced and I decided to follow the rest of the game, hoping that my friends’ opposition would win. (I’m not a mean person at heart, but it was kind of fun to root for the other team.) When I saw the Giants jump ahead at the last minute, even I got excited about it. Then I had to keep following the game.
And sure enough, it was an upset and I was a part of the millions of viewers. Not bad for a non-football fan.
I must admit I got a little emotional thinking about all the celebrations that will certainly go on for the rest of the night, the partying and the music. And when I thought of the music, it occurred to me that I hadn’t read about the half-time show. I knew Madonna was the star and it didn’t take long to find her performance online. (God bless the Internet.)
I watched her performance over and over, only to come to the conclusion that not only am I not a football fan; I’m obviously also not a Madonna fan. It was glitzy and exciting, but I just couldn’t connect to the music.
So my Super Bowl evening was coming to an end and while I could say that “my team” won, I couldn’t say that the event affected me much in any way. So, time to return to my blog. But then, it hit me.
Every Super Bowl has a grand opening. And the grand opening includes music. Maybe there was something I could enjoy about the greatest football event of the year. And was there ever. Go Kelly!!!