So I've had a really, really hard time getting jazzed about this Super Bowl, but I don't think I'm the only one. I totally forgot about the big game until a few days ago. (Seriously, what is wrong with me?) I stopped watching football when my beloved Titans lost in the AFC Divisional Championship game. And when I say lost, I mean they beat themselves, thus removing themselves from the playoffs. I'm still very, very angry about it.
Anyway, I don't really know which team to root for. I think I could justify being happy for either team. Supporting Pittsburgh would mean following the rules of sports fandom: team first, league second. Sure, the Steelers are sort-of rivals of the Titans, but they're not rivals of the Indianapolis or Baltimore variety. So were they to win, yay for AFC superiority.
And the Cardinals, well, they obviously get the underdog vote of support. Plus they share a name with my favorite baseball team and once shared a city with that team, so yay for redbird solidarity.
What to do? I guess I'll have a beer or two and some snacky food and try to figure it out.
In the mean time, here's a commercial teaser to get you ready: