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Hello, I made it through another Super Bowl!

Posted Feb. 8, 2013

The Herald

By Dean Meyer

I have to admit I didn’t watch it all. I’ve never watched an entire football game. Even my coach in high school decades ago would attest to this. There are too many time outs, commercials, challenges, and so on. That is why sports bars have TV’s all over every wall. So you can watch a game, any game, all the time.

I did watch the first quarter with friends at a local establishment that serves adult beverages. And it was potluck. Those that know me, know that is the reason I look forward to Super Sunday. Wrap up chores early, shower and shave, and start with the chips and dip at 12:01. With a drink of course. Then on to the wings, brats, hamburgers, venison chili, pheasant white chili, hamburger cheese dip, polish sausages, little smokies with barbecue sauce, and gallons of chips and salsa. I kind of drifted off and forgot the game was four and a half hours away.

By the time of the kick-off, I was looking for the TUMS and cool, clear, water. I made it through a quarter and headed home. By half time I was sure the game was over, but I was excited to see the half time show. It was a disappointment that in a city of wonderful musicians, this was it. What I would have given for a Jazz artist from Bourbon Street. What I would have given for the Bellamy Brothers or Johnny Cash or Gene Autry or….And another thing. Real people don’t have that long of legs! They must have been some kind of robot girls. Shirley says that is insane for a grown man to watch the entire half time show with the sound shut off. She’s says I am sick. I will admit I got a little warm.

Anyway, back to the game. The kick-off return to start the third quarter sealed the deal. It was a blow out. I thought I’d give the Niners one more chance. And I did. Until the power went off. That eased my sense of guilt as I shut TV off, grabbed a book, and shut football out of my mind for the year. But it was a successful year I thought, since I had won ten dollars on the coin toss! Here we go Heads, Here we go! Here we go Heads, here we go! We even had a group chant going.

So I get up this morning to find out I had missed one of the greatest comebacks of all time. Stopped only by a goal line stand. And I had missed all the ads.

But relax faithful reader; I caught up on all the stuff this morning. Glad I’m a farmer.

Later, Dean

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