I’m not much of a sports fanatic. This is by choice. I was [past tense] a crazed sports freak. But I seem to get too involved and then ultimately crushed when my beloveds do not win. So I decided in 1992, after the ultimate heart failure loss, to observe from a safely unattached distance. However, I know that Steeler fans are CRRAAAAZY-dedicated to their Black and Yellow and I admire that.
I know everyone has something that they like to do for games and Superbowl. Once we
stupidly actually went to a Steeler game and froze beyond freezing. I never knew that my corneas could ice over! The pain seared through my eye sockets with each blink. AND would you believe the stadium sold out of Hot Coco?!? Therefore, the lack of hot product forced me to lean into my seat neighbor’s personal body space, just above her steaming cup of Hot Coco in order to defrost my partially frozen corneas. Yea, we didn’t go again after that near blinding, frost bitten experience.
Usually our Superbowl Sundays go something like: sleeping in (thanks to the beauty of Saturday night Church service), grabbing some take-out or inhaling homemade spaghetti at the parent’s and then returning home so the hubs can retreat to his basement, which he zoned for maximum testosterone output. It is here that he can indulge in his TV addiction by feeding it with Football time and other man pleasures like hunting or Military shows…often uninterrupted. We, being myself, the female child and youngest son, usually remain upstairs while the two males yell, groan and engage in general species bonding time. The kids are usually in bed at a reasonable hour and all is well the next AM regardless of the game outcome. I can remain safely detached and obtain game info from those emerging from the TESTOSTERONE CAVE.
This year we changed our usual routine thanks to some friends who decided to host a Superbowl party. We sported the Black and Yellow and were off for some Superbowl FUN!
It was great. I got into the game and felt that old excitement returning. The friends were awesome and the food filling!
Remember my post on the nightmares of Filipino food? click here WHHAAHHHAAA. I though about bringing Balut (Ba-loot) or some other HELLISH EVIL but Pancit got the vote and she scored! Don’t worry. Pancit is just noodles, chicken, peppers and other totally edible stuff – totally absent of fully formed leathery DUCK!
The youngest was actually motionless for all of 5 minutes while Fergie “shook it” and belted air through her vocal cords. Although I’m convinced he was more interested in the gyrations than the
dying cow singing part.
And I realized that I can watch sports without getting too messed up over the losses. Fear the beard…not the team!
Everything requires balance. I can see this now thanks to some help from appendages on the light fixture.
But I must tell you….we were hurting today. I don’t know how some people can stay up so late (yea, I’m a total out of the closet night owl and one to talk…I know) and still function well the next day. I was ready to shoot-up on some of this and deal with the death later…..
I was about to blame it on my nearing 40 age bracket but then I noticed something…………..
Yep, Post Superbowl: Where even the YOUNG are hurtin’ INDEED!