The presentation of the Superbowl is such a huge cultural phenomenon, that, for a media person, it's almost required viewing.
Unfortunately for me, I am among the (I'm guessing) 10% of heterosexual males who are not into watching spectator sports (except for ocassional finals and the Olympics.) I'm so NOT interested, I generally have a hard time naming the teams playing, until the day of the game, when you hear it so much, it's impossible not to know
And to top things off today, the damned games are being broadcast by FOX.
Generally, I consider myself to have sports spectatorship Attention Deficit Disorder, and actually I'm proud of it. The problem is, when I'm at the gym, in the steam room (one of the best parts of working out is shaving in the steam room-- sorry if that's more information than you needed, but this is one of those op-eds)
That said, I'm enjoying the pre-game show. They're doing special one or two minute, almost experimental interviews, montages, etc. But then, they come back to these former athlete (I guess. I wouldn't know since I don't watch enough sports) who throw around banter, discussing players and statistics and it's like listening to chalk on a blackboard.
So that raises my question. How about two superbowls-- one for the sportsnut fans and another one for the rest of us-- people who are interested in the game and more, the stuff around it, that has become a celebrated part of our culture, like Christmas, Valentines Day, July 4th, Thanksgiving and Halloween.
THey could show the same special superbowl ads, but do more content, especially pre-game, that is for the people who don't know or care about the name of the quarterbacks, who don't care about the stats from the season.
What do you think. Or am I just some liberal, anti-american pinko, ******?
(I'm leaving off the last word in what is a commonly used epithet phrase, for the sake of being politically correct, which in some eyes, makes me more of one. )