The Saints Come Marching In

I wouldn't have known that the Saints won, but I did actually watch the Super Bowl this year (sort of). To be perfectly honest, football is one sport that doesn't excite me much. In general, I would rather be out there playing the sport than watching it. I just don't watch sports, or follow sports teams. And football is especially tough for me since I don't know the rules very well and I also don't like the slowness of the game. What is it with playing for like 30 seconds and then the clock stops for like 3 minutes. It takes forever. Sure in high school I would go to the games, but that was really just to hang out with friends, wear my letterman jacket, and to watch the half time show. I never watched the game. Well, apparently the same holds true today - and we'll get to that, but let's set the scene first...

Josh and I went to our friend's house for a mini Super Bowl party. There were about and about seven of us in total. Anna and Lacie, the hosts, made lots of food. Oh yea, and the game was on. I think we were all more interested in talking, the dog, and especially the food. Food in crazy amounts. There were pork sliders, chicken wings (two kinds), fried green tomatoes, enchiladas, chips, salsa, carrots, hummus, cookies, etc.

Every once in a while, we'd watch the game. But we mostly watched when commercials came on (funny how it's usually the reverse in every day life - ignoring commercials). I think one of the game's highlights was when the Saints guy carried the ball over half the field for a touch down. That was cool. Other than that, I really can't say much about the game. This is what I know: theย Colts and Saints played. They were from New Orleans and Indianapolis. Blue and Gold were the main colors. That's it - and I just re-confirmed that information as I typed with Josh. Actually, I keep calling the Saints, the Spirits. Oh well, we all enjoyed the game. Secretly, we all enjoyed flipping to the Puppy Bowl every now and then too.

As for the commercials, they were okay but a bit disappointing overall. I mean what's up with all wearing no pants commercials or talking babies? Google's Ad was decent, or should I say sickeningly cute. Lots of beer commercials. Nothing too memorable. Okay, maybe the one with the long-horn and the Clydesdale.

In a nutshell, the game was fun, but the friends were better. The good was plentiful and we were all happy. All signs of a successful Super Bowl party.