Friday, January 30, 2009

How Big a Deal is the Super Bowl

This morning I heard the early morning radio guy talking about the Super Bowl. It's Sunday and it's an exciting day for people that like football, but this year we don't have any big market teams. No NY, Chi, Miami, etc., and a very surprising entry in Phoenix.

I'm rooting for Phoenix, they're the underdog, and I'd like to see Fitzgerald do well. He's been exciting to watch, but I don't care that much. I'm not much of a fan of either one of the teams.

The radio guy was asking how important the Super Bowl, and this one in particular, was to listeners. Was it a 1 where you were planning on something else, a 4 where you would watch (or go) if you got free tickets? A 6 where you'd work overtime. An 8 where you'd go into debt or a 10 where you'd do more.

It was an interesting idea and I thought about it. I think I'm a 6, meaning I'd work a little extra to go, and I plan to do it sometime. There's going to be a year where I just plan the trip, don't worry about who's playing, make it a 4 or 5 day event and just go enjoy the atmosphere. I think I'll have to plan for one of the really nice weather Super Bowls, Tampa or Miami, not one of the dome ones.

I've spent a lot on sports the last few years, so it will probably be quite a few before I try for a Super Bowl trip, but I'd like to do it sometime.

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