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Super Bowl madness takes hold

by Chelsea Berne February 4, 2014
Super Bowl madness takes hold

It’s that time of year again! Super Bowl Sunday has come and gone with four hours jam packed with football, advertising, and performances.

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Some football fans consider the NFL championship game to be as sacred as apple pie, and others watch it for reasons besides the main game.

We can’t help but jump on the Super Bowl’s over-hyped bandwagon every year when it offers all sports and non-sports fans something to look forward to.

Yes, the Super Bowl is over-hyped and over-anticipated, but it wouldn’t be the Super Bowl otherwise. This day is about being extra loud, and eating the excessively greasy food that you’ll be feeling guilty about while running that extra 20-minutes on the treadmill the next day. It’s also about laughing at the entertaining commercials, and singing along with the halftime performers. This year was no different.

The Super Bowl commercials are usually biggest appeal, featuring a range of entertainment for everyone to enjoy. Over the years, these ads have taken on a life of their own. Many big time companies, like Pepsi and yogurt company Oikos have even released sneak previews of their eagerly-awaited commercials to add more anticipation.

The halftime shows always deliver an amusing performance. It’s one of the best parts of the night and usually gets people talking. Who can forget Prince’s performance a couple years back? Or Beyonce’s “blackout” performance, where the stadium lights unexpectedly went out?  These performers pump us up for the rest of the game and add an undeniable “flare” to the event.

As for the game: even if your favorite team isn’t playing, that doesn’t mean you can’t watch and enjoy every action-packed second. It’s easy to find a new team to root for that night, you only have two to choose from!

For those skeptics who are reading this and saying, “I don’t buy into the hype,” chances are you were looking for something to do for the Super Bowl come Sunday night. You were likely glued to the TV talking about the latest Doritos commercial, that epic touchdown pass, or Bruno Mars’ performance. In one way or another, the majority of us will have found ourselves in front of the TV screen, nachos in one hand, beer in another. We’ve all been there, and most of us continue to gather and do it every year.

Honestly, there are always going to be those who really don’t enjoy football. They won’t know the difference between a punt and a run, or what power turns are… but who cares! You are sure to find something that’ll interest you, even if it’s that sexy-looking wide receiver…I’m talking to you, Eric Decker!

Don’t fight the hype: let the flow of Super Bowl madness in, and pull you along for the ride.

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