Here we are folks. We have reached the holy grail of football - Super Bowl week.
And, as I expected, I do not have a team to officially root for on Sunday. So, commercial watching it is.
I suppose if I must pick a team, I'd like to see the Seahawks win. They have had an outstanding season, and just happened to defeat the team I really wanted to see on Sunday - the New Orleans Saints. But still, I'll probably care much more about the commercials than the actual game. I saw a link Wednesday on Facebook that unveiled a Budweiser Super Bowl ad, but resisted the temptation to watch it early.
I want my commercial viewing experience on Sunday to be full of surprises.
Many of you are probably thinking "that's just crazy," what does it matter if you watch a commercial early?" I get that. But I also know that I am not alone in the ranks of people watching Sunday's game for the commercials, or for that matter, turning on the TV just in time to see the halftime show. I'll admit it, sometimes I find the halftime show more interesting than the game. Especially those years where something unexpected happens during a performance (I'm sure most people have not forgotten the Janet Jackson incident).
I will probably be surrounded by a sea of Broncos fans should I choose to attend any Super Bowl parties, as Tennessee's favorite quarterback, Peyton Manning, goes in search of a title. I wish him all the luck against that relentless Seahawk defense. I have a feeling even Peyton may see the turf a few times on Sunday with the pass rush Seattle brings.
Frankly, I'd find it rather amusing (I know, sacrilege!).
But aside from that, I'm ready to see what Budweiser, Doritos, and whoever else spent the several million per 30-second spot cash that I wish I had has dreamed up this year.
Here's hoping that the commercials don't disappoint. I'd hate to spend nearly four hours in front of a TV for no good reason, right?