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SuperBowl Monday — 11 Comments

  1. I’m a public health freak, not a football fan (I never really ‘got’ football), so my attention was drawn to the White House’s Superbowl party menu.

    And this, from a family which is supposedly fronting a healthy-eating, anti-obesity campaign (and, given the links between processed meat and bowl cancer, I don’t see why these things are not being phased out of the market altogether):

    Deep Dish Pizza
    Buffalo Wings
    German Potato Salad
    Twice Baked Potatoes
    Snyders Potato Chips and Pretzels
    Chips and Dips
    Ice Cream
    Beverages including the following beers: Hinterland Pale Ale & Amber Ale ( Wisconsin ), Yuengling Lager and Light ( Pennsylvania ), White House Honey Ale.

  2. Hey – not eating the wrong things for Superbowl is like going to a baseball game and passing up the hotdogs…..

    agreeing it is not smart, but tradition holds sway..

  3. Have some sympathy for we poor people from Pittsburgh !!! 🙁

    No joy in the Steel City today……

  4. Well, I suppose this is where my only being 1/2 American comes out! I really don’t know anything about football (my father only watched one game a year: Army vs Navy). The few times I’ve ever watched the superbowl was in my last couple of yrs living in NYC and then it was with a party-filled room & only paid attn to the commercials!!

  5. John and I watched football quite a bit in the early 80’s. I don’t remember why we fell out of the habit, but we used to watch the Sunday and Monday pro games. I don’t generally watch sports on TV with the exception of the Olympics. Actually, I don’t have time to care about it.

    I agree, it was nice that the Packers won. There’s a sort of populist goodness about it – the heartlanders winning out over the East Coast establishment. Of course they are all the same, the owners and players, pretty interchangeable.

  6. The folks in Dallas even had a Friday morning snowstorm to make the Packers feel welcome.

    (In Dallas a snow of >1″ is remembered by the year it came.)

  7. I too remember these game times and mini-parties while deployed. During Desert Storm, my cousin sent a VHS tape of the game, NY Giants banner and other fan paraphernalia for me. One of my best friends and co-workers was form Buffalo so we had a good time with the game. I continued to carry with me and hang that banner throughout the rest of my career and all of my deployments and it now hangs in my home office as a reminder that even during wartime, we can have and enjoy a small taste of home wherever we are.

    This year I rooted for the Packers BTW

  8. I agree that it did have a great, populist feel to it. I would note, however, that it took good Midwestern talent, led by a Berkeley grad, to make it work.

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