A few years ago we spent a few days at the Escapees Dreamcatcher RV Park in Deming, New Mexico, and one Sunday morning when I went up to the office to check out so we could go on to Arizona, everybody was amazed that we’d travel on Super Bowl Sunday. I probably further advanced their belief that I must not be a real red blooded American male because I replied “No, I just had a big bowl of Frosted Flakes, I don’t have room for a sundae. Besides, it’s too early for ice cream
I keep hearing about this thing called a Super Bowl, and apparently it’s pretty important to a lot of people, so when my buddy Jim Lewis said he wanted to watch it yesterday, I figured what the heck, I’d check it out and see what everybody is so excited about.
As it turns out, it’s a football game, not a really big bowl that you can put two gallons of ice cream in! Who knew?
I think I’m probably one of the few men around who isn’t parked in front of the television, eating junk food and watching the Super Bowl every year. While I do love junk food, football just doesn’t do a thing for me. Just because I’m built like a football doesn’t mean I have to like it. Of course I don’t watch baseball, hockey, golf, or any other organized sport either.
Seriously, yesterday was the first time in my life that I watched an entire football game of any kind. I’ve also never watched a college or pro basketball game, or a baseball game either. I do occasionally enjoy a good boxing match, and I’ve been known to catch the Indy 500 a time or two. But team sports just are not my thing. Maybe because so many college and pro athletes are such spoiled, arrogant jerks.
That being said, it was a pretty good game and it looked like the Falcons were going to win it clear into the third quarter, but the New England Patriots came back at the last minute and pulled it out. Jim had to explain a lot of what was going on to me, and I hate to admit it, but I actually found it interesting. If they ever do another one of those Super Bowl things again, I just may watch it.
Of course, the best part of the game was the delicious key lime pie that Miss Terry made for us from scratch to eat while we watched. That was better than a great big super bowl full of ice cream!
The Patriots weren’t the only winners last night. Congratulations Max Stuckey Jr., winner of our drawing for an audiobook of Dog’s Run, my mystery set in a small Midwestern town in 1951. We had 132 entries this time around. Stay tuned, a new contest starts soon.
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Thought For The Day – Don’t compare your Chapter 1 to someone else’s Chapter 15. Follow your own path, write your own life story, and never give up on yourself.