Great Day to You, Friday Fun Facters!
RIP: Don Cornelius. Keep that Soul Train movin’…
Happy Belated Birthday!: Friday Fun Fact member, CarolineH! Have you recovered yet???
Bad Dancing Award: Rob Gronkowski, at a dance club after losing the Super Bowl. We blame the bad ankle…
Ounce Of Prevention Reminder: Tuesday is Valentine’s Day
The Super Bowl is over – we can finally put the football season to rest. Almost…
I, along with many of our Friday Fun Fact members and casual observers, had an opportunity to attend a Super Bowl Party on Sunday. Good times were had by all, I can say. Except, maybe the clean-up crew! (Special Note I: OK, it wasn’t that bad!).
My team lost.
That is to say, the team I was rooting for lost. Neither my home team, nor any of the additional teams I follow, made it to the Super Bowl. So, I was rooting for the team I disliked the least. The Browns, it seems, is farther away from the Super Bowl than the geographical distance between Cleveland and Indianapolis would indicate. And yet, several people at the party were proudly displaying their loyalty to the brown & orange. (Special Note II: We admit, though, it would soften our annual disappointment greatly, if the Browns ignored their own “tradition,” and had cheerleaders on the sidelines!).
So, why do a bunch of people seemingly destined to never root their team on in the Super Bowl gather to watch the island oasis in the middle of a Sahara Desert winter, otherwise known as NorthEast Ohio?! Why, you ask? Well, let us explain.
The commercials? Well, I don’t think this is falls into the category of “the chicken or the egg” conundrum. Although we had commercials before the Super Bowl, it wasn’t until 25 years ago when Apple revolutionized Super Bowl commercial time-outs.
The halftime show?! Nope – the halftime shows during the first decade of the Super Bowl were marching bands.
Some will say it’s the Vegas Line. So much money is placed on the odds of the Super Bowl – over/under, the coin toss, which team scores first, one could make a solid argument that the Vegas Line is why we play the game. Of course, the Super Bowl is the grand moneymaker for the NFL. We know the NFL wouldn’t put on such a spectacle if it lost money on it…
There’s one thing about the Super Bowl that may actually outdo the Super Bowl. The Food. Oh, my goodness, the food. We always have a great spread at our parties. However, with the box store advertisements, & marketing campaigns, you would think it is going to be the last day for food – EVER.
None of these can be considered the reason to watch the big game when your team isn’t there. Maybe you can make a decent case for love of the sport. But I think there’s one more reason that we haven’t addressed…
We get together to catch up with friends. The food, commercials, halftime show, and Vegas line only add to the experience. OK, let’s be honest, sometimes the halftime show may not add to the experience. (Special Note III: We here at Friday Fun Fact only condone gambling on the Vegas line if you are sure you will win. Otherwise, you are better off contributing to the BEER fund for the event.). In our case, the game actually provides us a reason to get together and celebrate and commiserate with our friends. Most of the time, the games we watch become background to the conversation & fellowship going on at the table or in the room.
This time, we got together for one of our esteemed casual observers combination house warming & Super Bowl party. Although we are all good friends, we can be a daunting group to have over all at once! And, after all it is a partaaaaayyyy. All went well – conversation, food, fun, & laughter were had by all. Multiple generations found themselves in different rooms of the house catching up, making plans for events, or trying to figure out how to fix that do-hickey that hangs from the back of the thing-a-ma-jig. Someone knows, don’t they?
And then we heard it
“What was that?,” several people asked. The investigation began. People hunting around for where they thought they heard the sound coming from. Everyone hoping they weren’t anywhere near where this minor catastrophe originated, so blame could not rest on their shoulders.
And there it was, in the middle of the utility room floor. The victim: the rack where all the coats hung from had detached from the wall and fallen to the floor. “The weight of the coats” someone exclaimed, must’ve been the reason the rack fell.
Oh, well, it ain’t a party until something gets broken.
And the game goes on. Here’s to good friends & good times…
Tunes Of The Week:
Me & Charlie Talking – Miranda Lambert
Some Beach – Blake Shelton
Behind These Hazel Eyes – Kelly Clarkson
Vogue – Madonna
I Believe In A Thing Called Love – The Darkness
That’s What Friends Are For – Dionne Warwick
Raise A Friendly Glass!
May Your Friday Be Followed By A Super Saturday!
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