So, tonight is the Super Bowl. Start time 6:29PM EST. Since the New York Giants are in this one, there is a definite buzz in the air. The grocery store has the usual display right by the front entrance, including chips, dips, and similar snacking items.
But further in, I found something even more amusing…
That’s right, a foosball table, otherwise known as table football. I don’t think I have ever played that particular game, though I think the upperclassmen dorm at the university I attended might have had one – memories are fuzzy.
The “official” Super Bowl coverage started on NBC at 1PM, 5 1/2 hours early if you are counting. But if you’re in this country, you know coverage really started 14 days ago, at the end of the last playoff round. I am looking forward to the game, but it’s also fun to chat about the commercials during and after the game.
Here’s a picture of the chili that I made. It’s good stuff — but it makes even better leftovers.
And when I think of the Super Bowl, I am reminded of the 2010 World Cup (soccer) where the Dutch went to the finals against Spain. This was actually only about a few weeks before I went to the Netherlands for the first time, so Marco actually gave me a little World Cup present.
It’s a little oranje leeuw (orange lion). They were being passed out at the Albert Heijn. Let’s just say the Dutch like the color orange… so much so that it took me a while to realize there was no orange in their actual flag (red/white/blue).
Go sports 🙂 I am less sure why we need Madonna in the halftime show airing right now, but otherwise… go sports!