Today is Super Bowl Sunday and all across the nation people are planning where they will watch the game. Many who are not fans of the game will even watch. The event is more of a spectacle than an average sporting event. Across Southwest Michigan, where we are midway between Green Bay and Pittsburgh, we have a mix of both Steelers fans and Packers fans.
Today’s big game is perhaps even more interesting this year because both teams have
such a rich tradition in the sport. The Green Bay Packers have the reputation of having won the first two Super Bowls, and the trophy itself is named after their first coach, Vince Lombardi. The Pittsburgh Steelers have the reputation of having won the most Super Bowls of any NFL team with a 6-1 record in the big game.
It also seems fitting that this week preceding the big event saw the nation rocked with a huge winter snowstorm which even covered Dallas, where the event is to be held this year, in ice. It is as if Mother Nature was reminding us all that this is a winter sport, and this year it is being played between two Northern cities with outdoor playing fields. So even though the game will be played indoors in Dallas, the winter weather here in Michigan and all across the country makes it seem like the fitting tribute to the sport.
Regardless of who you cheer for, whether it be the Steelers with their ‘Terrible Towels’ or the Packers with their foam rubber ‘cheese heads’; today’s game is going to be an exciting one. Football is a rich tradition across our nation, and today is the symbol of the sport’s greatest day.
I hope everyone will have a wonderful time today and enjoy the game that brings us all together, and especially as we all laugh at the menagerie of commercials that will hit the airwaves, most never before seen, which will add to the entertainment. As a final tribute to the big game, here is my favorite video about this magnificent sport: