Monday, February 7, 2011

Rumstylin' the Super Bowl

     Last night I jumped into my dinghy and headed over to the Hurricane Hole, my watering hole here in Key West, to find a group of people intensely glue to the TV sets.     Not of the football persuasion myself, i found it very curious how serious people are about the Super Bowl.      I found it funny how the 2 factions can be excited and upset and switch back and forth so quickly.     I sat back with a couple of people who like myself were neutral as to who we wanted to win and proceeded to watch the game and the people that were surrounding us.   

     The Packers seemed to be making the game kind of one sided at the start, but the Steelers  were able to make it interesting before the end of the second quarter.     This kept the crowd at the bar and helped the liquor sales tremendously.     It was fun to listen to the taunting back and forth as the game went on and enjoying my rum at the same time.     Fans dressed it their teams hats, beads, jerseys,  and other garb were everywhere and all had the full intensity in their clothing that was on the TV screens.

Fergie and the Black Eyed Peas (Getty Image)
      From a non-fan's point of view I found the game was only kept as close as it was by the large number of errors that were made on the field.     I really didn't expect to see a fumble and interception fest that I did.     Yea, that's just my observation and really has little interest to the purest fans.     Anyway, I really enjoyed my evening of people watching and sipping my rum as the entertainment went on for hours.    Yes I did enjoy all the commercials, as usual they were a real hoot.     The production starring the Fergie and the Black Eyed Peas during the half time show was one of the best that I have ever seen during the Super Bowl for many years.   

     All in all a really great show between the fans and the Super Bowl and thanks to my bartender for keeping me in rum and food for the evening.      ;o)