At the risk of bringing my manhood into question...I publicly admit that I really don't give a crap about the Super Bowl...there, I've said it!!!
Fan...short for fanatic...is defined as "a person with an extreme and uncritical enthusiasm or zeal, as in religion or politics."
I've never really understood the fan mentality...don't get your panties in a wad, I'm not saying there is anything wrong with it...I just don't understand it. I like to watch a football or basketball game (sorry baseball or cricket is as about as exciting as watching grass grow) but I wouldn't plan my daily schedule around game time. I don't think that my wearing their jersey or buying furniture in their team colors will have any impact on the outcome of the game! I have a nephew that had the Steelers logo tattooed on his arm...I'm sure that's why the team had a good season :-) And I don't think I've ever heard or read about a team winning the Super Bowl and then sharing the profits with their fans!!!
Who was the marketing genius that convinced us that sports is on the same level (per the definition) as religion and politics?
OK...so maybe the difference isn't as big as I thought! These all seem to meet the requirement of extreme and uncritical :-)
Time to get my domestic chores done...I need to hire a maid...get packed for California...and check the TV listing to see what's on opposite the Super Bowl :-) Go Raiders !!!