Monday, February 5, 2007

Super Bore

Super Bowl LXI was a bore, and not just because the Colts beat the Bears.

The weeks-long pre-game hype was excessive. The rain made the game a fumblefest. The commercials were godawful. The announcers weren't much better. Yeah, the halftime show with Prince was okay, but not this good.

The best that can be said about the whole affair is that we now have until autumn before we have to endure again the odd penchant among people associated with this sport (coaches, players, broadcasters and others) to use the word "football" six times in every sentence ("football game," "football player," "football field," "football," "football," "football)."

What's that all about? Baseball people can discuss their sport at length without using the word "baseball" more than once, if at all.

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