|James “Kimo” Rosen is a retired professional photographer |
living in Kapa'a with his best friend Obama Da Dog, Rosen also blogs as a hobby
This blog also appeared as my bi-weekly column
in the Kaua'i Garden Island News on 01-27-14;
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Super Bowl XLVIII -AKA The Cannabis-Bowl
The Denver Bronco's and Seattle Seahawks this years Super Bowl contenders represent the major cities in Colorado and Washington, the only states that have legalized recreational marijuana. Some are calling this years Super Bowl the "Cannabis-Bowl and others are calling it the Bud-Bowl." People will overeat like no other day in Super Bowl history.Pizza, chips,salsa, guacamole, sushi, sausages, BBQ, and lots of Oreo cookies are predicted to help control the munchies.
The Super Bowl, a sporting event more popular than Christmas to many. It is referred to and called "world championship" even though no foreign countries are involved. There are no Kenyans, Israeli's, Russians, Germans, Italians, Japanese, Chinese. Koreans, Croatians or buffed up Arabs from Dubai.
Don't get me wrong, I am a huge football and Super Bowl fan, just don't believe it's a true world championship, maybe the U.S. Championship?
I find it ironic that Superbowl numbers are always written in Roman numeric values, yet most football fans have no idea how to read Roman numerals. This year is Superbowl 48, which translates to Super Bowl XLVIII.
The playoffs leading up to the Super Bowl are usually more exciting games than the Superbowl itself. Super Bowl is pure insanity. You have people watching and attending Super Bowl parties that have no idea of what a first down, field goal or touchdown are. They do know for the first ever an opera singer named Renee Fleming will sing the national anthem and Bruno Mars and the Red hot chili peppers are the half time show of which no real football fan really cares, but maybe they do?
There are those who go to Super Bowl parties to watch the commercials and shish everyone during the commercial breaks. Then there are those like myself who like to Super Bowl partay.(a party without alcohol or drugs according to the urban dictionary))
Ads for this years Super Bowl will cost 4 million for a 30 second spot. It is not only a super day of sports, but a super day for the major corporations that reveal their latest in creative advertising.
Tickets for the Super Bowl at Met-Life Stadium in New Jersey on Feb. 2 will cost upward of an arm and a leg.
The lowest ticket price found on Stub-Hub.com last Wednesday was $2,605 for upper end zone seating.
For those with money to burn, "level 3 suites" cost (yikes) approximately $525,000!
Meanwhile, lower end zone ticket prices were in the ball park of $110,000. Ticket scalpers can easily double and triple those costs.
Imagine a family of 5 attending the Superbowl, it would put them out over 500,000 to sit in the lower end zone for an afternoon of watching football. No thank you. I will stay home and watch for the cost of cable in the comfort of my own recliner and remote, and not worry about traffic with the potential of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie closing the George Washington bridge.
Every member of the losing team will receive $46,000 and every member of the winning team will receive $92,000
along with a Superbowl gold and diamond ring worth approximately $50,000, even more when hocked on Ebay.
Spousal abuse runs at an all time high every Super Bowl Sunday. Pizza parlors always say Superbowl Sunday is their busiest day all year for delivery. It is the second-largest day for U.S. food consumption after Thanksgiving
Every year it happens: Super Bowl Sunday approaches and super-sized things are said about the enormous impact on America by the football spectacular. Like, the water systems of major cities are in peril of collapsing due to a thunderous amount of simultaneous toilet flushing at halftime.
This year Kraft Foods, announced a Velveeta cheese shortage a month before the Super Bowl. Just about every social media outlet, newspaper, television station, magazine and my column picked up the story. A crafty ploy by Kraft Foods to make people believe they need Velveeta for the Super Bowl.
The Super Bowl is the biggest party (partay) day in America with alcohol and food consumption in staggering numbers. The day following Superbowl Sunday should be promoted and billed as---wait,are you ready? Drum roll. Super-Bowel Monday. Fast curtain.
Go Hawks, Go Broncos!
P.S. This may be the best pre-Super Bowl commercial ever! It's worth 60 seconds of your time!
Hearing-impaired little girl writes awesome letter to deaf NFL Seattle Seahawks player;
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