Super Bowl Sunday

Strange that today is a Holy Day for people. Some celebrate by attending religious services in churches, cathedrals etc and others have a different venue, namely the Met Life Stadium in New York, or at least I think it’s in New York.

I appreciate something about team spirit, working together to create something worthwhile for the benefit of both the planet and humanity makes sense to me, but competition does not.
But for today the passion is focused on the Super Bowl and my attempt at participation with the approximately 100 million fans and the detractors. I don’t have a tv and the idea of entering a sports bar doesn’t do much for me so my remarks will be strictly limited to what I’ve read and thought about.
First off we have two teams, one of which is from the town where I reside, They have symbols, one has a bronco, one a seahawk. Now this is where my first query starts. I understand bronco, in this instance, to represent wild, untamed horse. Okay so that’s a possibility as I’ve seen some in Montana. But the seahawk is different, firstly because it doesn’t exist and secondly the depictions of it resemble falcons or eagles. But anyway the point is it is mythical which brings me, for some reason to Ancient Greece, I say Ancient Greece as they had a democracy and the seahawk town is supposedly democratic. But it has overtones or undertones of Ancient Rome (that old Republic ) as well. That brings me to the idea of America as a whole and it’s divided political atmosphere wherein we have the remnants of Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome fighting among themselves and each other as they have been doing for the last couple of thousand years or so.

There is a saying “You are what you eat”. As I attempt to re-enter a conversation re this event taking place today this is what I’m thinking about. Americans will consume eight million pounds of guacamole. That’s quite healthy food I think, hooray for America! However they will also consume 14,500 tons of chips, doubtless some will be less sodium?
The game itself consist of four 15 minute quarters and takes approximately four hours to play. Time is such an interesting subject to ponder upon. Also one could think about birth and death and the numbers of each that will occur while eleven million pizzas are delivered by just one pizza manufacturer alone

While speaking of numbers some come to mind that give me cause to stop and ponder….For instance, and I can’t prove any of these they are just intended to open conversation or thought, the stadium cost $1.6 billion to build ( I would have used figures for that but I’m not sure how many zeros are in a billion ). The salaries for participants range from 60 cents per minute to $200,00 odd per minute, ( the 60 cents are the cheerleaders, mainly female I think …just saying ). And what else? Ah, yes, the ads, the famous advertisements that seem to appear more than the players. These give range to uncountable numbers of opinions expressed in the media and pulpits around the country and costing huge amounts of tax write off dollars such as the $12.4 million that the Chrysler Corp paid for two minutes, that’s 2 minutes folks, in 2011.
Yes it’s Super Bowl Sunday and I would love to watch/talk about the game itself but my garden calls, the sun is shining, it’s chilly but I must respond to it, plus I have to take my daily walk.
I have faith that sometime later today the result of the game will appear before my eyes from one source or another.

Super Bowl Sunday


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