Thursday, February 7, 2013

How I spent Super Bowl Sunday

Now, here’s something I don’t always like to admit to: I’m not an avid football fan.  I’ve just never felt that special connection to a team.  Oh, sure - there are the teams I’ll root for and the players I like.  But you’d never find me glued to the couch on a Sunday or Monday night.  The festivities around football, however, have always been a favorite way to spend time with friends and family.  I have no shame in being what some might call a fair-weather fan – besides, who can turn down a good tailgate and great wings? 
Despite never having a team to root for, I’ve always looked forward to the first weekend in February. I like that Super Bowl Sunday is a great mid-winter excuse to get together with good friends and family.  Of course, some attention is devoted to the TV.  But usually, there’s more than enough good conversation (and food!) to keep even non-fans like me happy.
This year was no exception.  I hosted a party at the Jensen Community Center, and we had a great time.  We had a no chatting zone by the TV so serious fans could watch the game without interruption and a social area by the kitchen for the rest of us.  I broke out my super secret rib recipe, and brought those along with some extra wet naps.  Everyone dressed in their favorite team colors and we had a contest for the most “Fanatic Fan”.  I even participated in the little pool we had - of course, not being a fan, I didn’t have the inside scoop.  But it was still fun to throw in a dollar and test my luck.
It sure is great to have such fun with other friendly neighbors in the community especially on those winter weekends.  That reminds me – how did you spend your Super Bowl Sunday?  Please let us know and we will post your story.
Flyin’ Free

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