For as much as we may seem preoccupied with nerdy stuff like superhero movies, TV shows about zombies, or videogames around here, for many viewers the main purpose of owning a big-screen HDTV is to watch sports. And for most Americans, the Super Bowl is the most important sporting event of the year. Will you watch this Sunday’s game between the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks?
As a Boston resident, it’s probably sacrilegious of me to say that I don’t care for football (or any sport, really), and couldn’t give a damn about the Patriots. Honestly, if it weren’t for the ridiculous “Deflate-gate” scandal, I might not have even noticed that my hometown team is playing again this year. The only thing that interests me about the Super Bowl is the number of new movie trailers that debut during the commercial breaks, and I can catch those on YouTube the next day.
Nevertheless, I recognize the importance of the Super Bowl as a cultural event. Are you a big football fan? Which team are you rooting for?