This weekend is Superbowl XLII between the Arizona Cardinals and the Pittsburg Steelers.
I’m excited because the game is being held in my home state of Florida. And, let’s face it – Superbowl Sunday is about as close to a national holiday as you can get (without it actually being one). It involves all the usual suspects – friends and family, food and drink, yelling, laughter and tears.
According to Hallmark Cards, the Superbowl is the numero uno home party event of the year. Bigger than New Year’s Eve. In 2006, over $55 million dollars was spent on food for Superbowl parties. How does that breakdown? To start, almost 15,000 tons of chips and 4,000 tons of popcorn.
While it’s hopeful we will all have a nice spread to watch the game, the things that could be missing are the commercials. I’ve heard several companies are scaling back their ads in light of our economic times. I can’t blame them…but it’s sad. At some point, we will see the return of commercials like “Terry Tate Office Linebacker” and the “Anheuser Busch Dalmatians“. A Superbowl just isn’t the same without them.
But for this year, we’ll just have to count on the Steelers and Cardinals to keep our attention. Here’s hoping for a good game!0