A Big Deal

This weekend is a big deal.
Today is national Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day.
Tomorrow is Day of the Crépe and Play Your Ukulele Day.

I’ll bet you thought I was going to talk about the game.

Yes, tomorrow is the Super Bowl. Grocery store shelves are emptied of standard snacks and drinks. Colors are displayed on the homes, cars, and bodies of the faithful. Not to mention iconic buildings.

Mahomes has put fresh interest in the game with his unique playing form. A few other quarterbacks already emulate his side-arm throws. Even though he’s not the first quarterback to actually run with the ball, for some reason when he does, he energizes his team and fans alike.

Between watching Mahomes and the coaching staff’s creative play calling, even regular folks are paying attention to the Super Bowl. It is a super big deal for Chiefs fans.

Don’t get too cocky, though. The 49ers didn’t come this far by goofing off. This is their seventh Super Bowl appearance. They’ve won five of them. Five. This weekend is a big deal for them and their fans, too.

We actually had an opportunity to attend the game. The friend of a friend has a box at the stadium. All we needed were two $19,000 tickets—$38,000 plus airfare, plus food, plus lodging—for one game.

It is a big deal. I know some would do it. Some are doing it. Only in America.

We passed. We’d rather not mortgage our home.

Not only do the TV networks have pre-game shows for the big game—they also have pre-game shows for the commercials.

Some friends only watch the Super Bowl for the commercials. At those homes, people talk, joke, and play table or recreational games during the actual football game.

Until someone hollers, “Hey! A commercial is on.”
Everyone runs for the TV.
To. Watch. A. Commercial.
Only in America.

Perhaps your family doesn’t pay attention to any of the hoopla and you’re looking for something to do this weekend.

There’s always ice cream. And crépes. And ukulele playing.

So, how will you spend this weekend? Tell me in the comments below. Tell me your favorite ice cream flavor. You can also tell me your favored team’s color. However, that might be redundant.

For the first time in history, the Super Bowl features two teams with red as their primary color. Which reminds me—I’ve been wondering—how do the players make sure they don’t mistake the opposing team’s uniform in the heat of battle?

Could be embarrassing.

Until next time . . . Travel Light,

© 2020 SuZan Klassen


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