Sunday, February 01, 2009

Why do you watch the Super Bowl - For the Game or the Commercials or Both?

My husband loves sporting events. Needless to say, he's watching the Super Bowl for the game. He wants the Cardinals to win, since he remembers when they used to be a Chicago team.

Yes, I'm old enough to remember that time in history also, so I'd like the Cardinals to win. Still, that's no reason to watch an entire football game, not for me, when I really don't like sports. I could just as easily watch the last few minutes and find out who wins.

Still, I'm watching the Super Bowl, but not for the sporting aspect. You may have guessed it by now. I enjoy the spectacular commercials.

What about you? Do you like the Super Bowl? If so, do you watch it for the Game? For the Commercials? For Both? Please share.

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  1. I love watching the game, opening, half time and the commercials. It's a great time to get together with friends too.

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  2. Don't watch at all. Have writers group tonight, and it's much more entertaining.

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  3. The tv is usually on in my house, 24/7 -I sleep with the tv on and so does my little grandson - kind of like a nightlight, I guess. So, being that "tuned" in all the time to a tv, when I am awake and have something on I may want to pay attention to, depending on what it is, I am also accustomed to only paying half attention to it much of the time too. Commercials -of any type -I tend to tune out. However, my grandson (age 3, autistic) LOVES commercials, stops whatever he is doing frequently to zone in on them! So maybe I will gauge whether to watch a commercial by his reaction to them? Because of all the hoopla over the SuperBowl ads, I might try to pay a little attention to them but not anymore than I do to the game.

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  4. To tell you the truth, I don't even usually watch the super bowl. Not even for the commercials. This year, however, I am tuning in because I am a Pittsburgh native. My husband I lived in Pittsburgh years ago, and Steeler pride is something you take away from the city when you move. So we are heading out to a friend's Super Bowl Party this year with the Black and Gold on. Go Steelers!

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  5. I guess that's the difference between real sports fans and casual sports fans. People who go to a hockey game to see a fight are NOT real sports fans!
    I definitely watch it for the game, as I love football - AND we are BIG Steelers fans in this household! The Cardnials are a nice Cinderella story, but it's time to wake up. Go Steelers!!!!!

    L. Diane Wolfe
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  6. I'm more of an NBA fan, but I HAVE to watch the Super Bowl - if not, then I'd have to turn in my man card.

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  7. It can vary depending on which team is playing. Sixteen years in Colorado made me a rabid Denver Broncos fan (even though I've since moved to Wisconsin--try as I might, I can't get excited about the Packers). Should my beloved Broncos make it to the Super Bowl in a given year, I'd be far more interested in the game. Otherwise, I'm interested in the commercials.

    To Jeni: what you said about your autistic grandson confirms in my mind that I might have a milder form of the condition. (Asperger's). Like your grandson, I loved commercials and would quote them verbatim, mesmerized by the sound of certain words. Of course, that isn't the only reason I suspect Asperger's--it's just another bit of evidence atop an ever-growing pile.

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  8. I'm a fan of European football (soccer) i really don't watch Super Bowl cause i don't understand the rules, it seems much complicated then soccer :), even so i am just crazy when it comes to any sport and i would leave any movie for a match :D

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  9. I watch (sort of) because I have numbers in a football pot and for the munchies! I do prefer the commercials over the game, however.

    Jane Kennedy Sutton
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  10. Super what? I'm writing and watching zombie movies... :-)

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  11. I guess I'm one of the few Americans who doesn't watch football - or any other sport. My favorite activity during the Super Bowl is going to a movie. The theatres are never crowded during a big game!

    Bobbie Hinman
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  12. I used to watch for the commercials, but these days I just make the food (nachos, wings, etc.) and watch something else.

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  13. I watch it 98% for the game, 2% for the commercials, which in my opinion just keep getting worse each year.

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  14. My husband is the football fan, I just join him and sew, crochet, read, whatever it takes to pass the time away. It's noise and funny actions/comments from the couch potato.

    Gwyn Ramsey
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  15. Husband is the sports nut. Super Bowl is a reason for a social event and good chili...the only football game I watch all year. If it's an exciting game or if I find some affinity to one of the teams (Kurt Warner this year) then I get into it, otherwise I just check in on the commercials for anything interesting. And the halftime show.

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  17. If I sit down to watch a game, I'll choose whichever team is the underdog or is behind and root for them. I can get into it, but I can also just as easily get up and walk away. For the Super Bowl game, I watched a few minutes, but eventually went off to my office to get some work done. I could still hear the TV, though, so I knew who won.

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