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Why not make Super Bowl a family event

January 30, 2015
Estherville News

As the clock ticks down, it's only a matter of hours now until the Super Bowl XLIX matchup between the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots.

As we all know, the Super Bowl has taken on a legendary status not only as a game but also as a media event which some people watch for the ads as much as for the game.

Whatever one's reason for watching this iconic sporting event, one thing to remember is that the Super Bowl is just as much an opportunity for family sharing as it is in keeping a family apart. And, yes, it should be a family event.

Rather than having family members scattered throughout the home, the Superbowl could be a time in which all family members - Mom and Dad and the kids - pitch in to make snacks, put on a batch of chili or get ready for a family critique of the game - and the ads. The game, the pathos, the thrills - those are all things in which an entire family can share.

It's a lot more than a football game. The Super Bowl in an institution. And that's why a lot of people who may have little or no interest in football during the regular season consistently tune in for the Super Bowl. In some people's estimation, to do otherwise would be, well, un-American.

If you're a Super Bowl fan like a lot of people, we hope you try to share the event with your family. There's something in the game for everyone, whether it's the game or the ads or even the food.

It's all part of an American institution that has taken on a life all its own, and something of which we can all be proud.

 
 
 

 

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