It’s that time of year again, football fans! (I’m a fan) Super Bowl! It is a long-term tradition that on Super Bowl Sunday, fans of all ages, ethnicities, genders, etc. get together to eat and drink and watch football. I watch every year, whether my favorite team is playing or not.
This year, the Super Bowl will be played in Houston, Texas, at NRG Stadium. The New England Patriots, with a record of 14-2-0, will face the Atlanta Falcons, with a record of 11-5-0. If the Patriots win, it will be their 5th time! If the Atlanta Falcons win, it will be their 1st.
Tom Brady, quarterback for the New England Patriots, and Matt Ryan, quarterback of the Atlanta Falcons, will go head to head in what is known as “The Big Game.” It is what all NFL (National Football League) teams aspire to and the prize is the “Vince Lombardi Trophy” named for Vince Lombardi, legendary Green Bay Packers’ coach, who is famous for saying “Winners never quit, and quitters never win.”
The first Super Bowl was played on January 15, 1967 in the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and the Green Bay Packers beat the Kansas City Chiefs 35-10.
Have fun and be safe this Super Bowl Sunday; with lots of partying and drinking going on, don’t drink and drive and be careful of other drivers who may be impaired. Be careful at home, too, especially ladies who have no interest in the game — some of us only watch the commercials and couldn’t care less about the game. I’ve heard that domestic violence peaks on Super Bowl Sunday — probably because the fans are hyped up about the game and, maybe “Marge” thinks it’s a good time to “talk.” Take it from me, girls, there are 364 other days in the year that you can try to get your guy to talk about his feelings. On Super Bowl Sunday, just let him drink beer and act like a barbarian if he wants to!
I’m really looking forward to the game. Are you? Who do you think will win? My money is on New England but it would be really cool to see Atlanta get the “W.”
If you’re interested in Super Bowl History, leave a comment below and I will email you a list of the dates, locations and results of every game since the very 1st one!