The Most Disappointing Game of the Year
Where was I last year on the first Sunday of February? In the CP newsroom watching the Super Bowl. That was the first time I had watched the annual, slow-paced game from start to finish. I had made other attempts, because that's what "guys" do, but I could never make it through the commercial interruptions.
I don't remember much from last year's game. I can't even name the team who won. I think Pittsburgh. Yes, O.K., the team did win. A guess.
This year, I find myself doing the same thing I did last year in the CP newsroom. Now, it's the Colts versus the Bears. I've always cheered the Bears when I've paid any attention to the NFL, so I hope they win. If they lose, I will go on with my life not caring much at all.
The game, which I expect to be awful, has been somewhat good so far. I'm writing this now, because I doubt I'll be able to write it after the network turns every small pause in the game into a commercial break.
You know what would be amazing: if I actually saw a Super Bowl game from start to finish that is recalled as a "classic." That would be amazing, because I don't think a Super Bowl could ever live up to all of its hype.