Oh, the SuperBowl. I always have mixed feelings about this game. The last time the Steelers won I compared it to having a baby (not that I would know just went off of what I hear). It's the most glorious feeling of the moment, but it's mixed with sadness because you know it's probably not going to happen again (ie post-partum depression). I still get reminded of that quote every once in a while because it was apparently one of the funnier things that have ever come out of my mouth while tears were ruining my black and yellow paint.
My pre-game anxiety isn't half as high as it is during the playoffs, I have never really ever figured out why. Maybe because it doesn't matter, no matter what happens I can always say, "Man, remember how fun it was when we went to the SuperBowl in 2011? (And in 1996, and in 2005, and in 2008)." We lost in 1996, but in 2005 when we won, I lost it. I was crying, I remember a mosh pit occurring with 60% of the people I didn't know. My mother yelled at us, but I informed her that this was the fourth win in her life while it was our first and she needed to back up and let us enjoy it.
In a weird way I just can't wait to get it over with. I hate trash talking, I hate people posting things directly to my Facebook wall about the Packers, I hate walking by people and have them say "Go Packers" just to see if they get a rise out of me (if they were true Packer fans they would say Go, Pack, Go). Nobody really cares about the Packers where I work; they just want to see me fly off the handle. The sad thing is, is if I would list all the NFL teams in order of my love it would go Steelers, Redskins, then the Packers. So all these people running their mouths are just making me hate the Packers and that's sad because I am a HUGE Aaron Rodgers fan but these people are ruining that for me. Therefore I just want to get this game over with, so the Steelers can get to the top of the Stairway to Seven and everyone else can just close their mouths.
My two favorite so-called statistics about the SuperBowl are
1.) The average American will consume more calories on Sunday then they do on Thanksgiving and
2.) SuperBowl Monday is the most called in day to work of the year.
That always makes me laugh and appreciate the day even more. The SuperBowl should probably be a National Holiday. It doesn't matter if you are a fan or not, everyone gathers at a specific location and enjoys the game (or commercials). It's a friend/family day and we need more of them in our lives.
In case you missed it Troy Polamalu won the Defensive Player of the Year Award, and that's pretty remarkable considering he missed four games. Huge props to Troy and his praying capabilities.
Stairway to Seven photo was sent to me I don't know who owns it but it's not me.