I am amazed that of all the blogs that I regularly read, not one mentioned anything about the Superbowl. No talk of parties, food, teams...nothing! (With maybe the exception of one, in passing, but not the main point of the post). I'm not really into football, but having 3 boys has caused me to be somewhat more aware of the what's going on in the NFL world. Like this year, I actually knew the teams that were playing, and that (up til tonight) the Patriots were undefeated. My guys didn't care too much about tonight's game because the Eagles weren't playing...(we all still wore our Eagles shirts anyway).
For me, though, Superbowl is about tradition. We've done the same thing almost every year for about the past 11 years or so. We did something different once or twice, but to me, it's just one of those traditions I like to keep. This year it felt especially important to me because I think I'm going through an "insecure phase", so I'm all about things that are familiar right now. We got together with old friends, talked loud, ate delicious food, and embarrassed ourselves playing "Track Bowl" at half-time. Our friends go all out for this party every year including dividing everyone into 3 teams, complete with 'sponsors', (we all wear a t-shirt with our team sponsor on it - that were found for some great steal of a price sometime during the year... this year my team was Green Giant, and we all had huge black tank tops with the Jolly Green Giant on it, and they say "Ho, Ho, Ho"); we compete in track and field events using a Nintendo mat to win a corny trophy that gets passed from the last year's team captain to the new reigning team captain. Each year is listed with the winning captains name next to it. The past 2 years have an asterick by it, and it is noted at the bottom that the * means the win is "under protest". (There is usually some serious cheating going on).
While I did miss hanging out with our church family tonight, it was good to see old friends that I haven't seen in quite a while, and - like I said - just do something that felt like 'old times'. I just needed that, and am glad I had the opportunity.
But, sadly, this is the close of another weekend. It was such a nice, relaxing one too! Oh, well...back to the grind tomorrow. Such is life I guess.
So, what did you all do for Superbowl??