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Tracey / February 4, 2005 11:38 AM

Honestly, commercials.....I like the energy people get by watching the game, but my bathroom breaks will be during the plays on the field, so I can see Horses playing Football during the break....or something like that.

waleeta / February 4, 2005 11:46 AM

I'm going to try to watch the half time show for some nipple action. Other than that no. But remember, new Simpsons AND American Dad (new by Seth MacFarlane) afterwards.

Maggie / February 4, 2005 11:59 AM

I'm cheering for some good football. The playoffs for the most part were so good that I'm chomping at the bit for some more great football. That layoff last week was terrible. I need football and I need it now.

Mike / February 4, 2005 12:31 PM

Not even knowing the fundamentals of football is pretty much an admission of failure as a man where I come from. Even though I might watch part of the SB, I might as well be wearing a dress.

katie / February 4, 2005 12:41 PM

i'm rooting for some really good hot wings. that's all.

Dawson / February 4, 2005 1:34 PM

No, I'll go here later and watch the commercials.

Cinnamon / February 4, 2005 2:27 PM

I'm with katie. I'm rooting for the food. Going to a friend's house who makes the best damned food of all my friends, and I've got a lot of foodie friends, let me tell you. I think it's because she spent a lot of time in France.

lacey / February 4, 2005 2:36 PM

The super bowl is on sunday?

chris / February 4, 2005 2:46 PM

I'm not rooting for anyone, they all make too much money. Harump..

emily / February 4, 2005 2:59 PM

I'm with Katie and Cinnamon, thinking the exact same thing before I read the responses. Great minds think alike, ladies!

I hope there's no nipple action during 1/2 time...Sir Paul isn't my ideal nipple act.

e_five / February 4, 2005 4:09 PM

I hate football not so much for the game itself, but for the trappings that surround it:

- The supermacho/homophobic aura
- Inane TV commentators
- Hank Williams, Jr.
- Superbowl hype
- Really bad Superbowl halftime shows
- Six hours of pre-game shows
- Endless commercials for (usually) inferior products.
- The way the word 'football' is needlessly injected into sentences, like: "He carried the football down the football field and won the football game." instead of "He carried the ball down the field and won the game."
- etc.

Ian / February 4, 2005 4:10 PM

I'll be rooting (and maybe even a little catcalling) for Philadelphia.

Eamon / February 4, 2005 4:21 PM

If the Bears aren't in it, I cheer for the underdog, so I'll be reluctantly rooting for the Eagles. Philly fans are easily the worst ever (booing your own team? On a weekly basis? Classy!), so I'm not sure they really deserve a Super Bowl win.

I'm also hoping Jacksonville doesn't completely implode under the terrible weight of superfandom. Bill Simmons' outlook doesn't look good.

By the way, it's "Super Bowl". Capital letters, two words.

I love football. Damn those who speak of less.

Leah / February 4, 2005 4:33 PM

Rooting for the commercials, watching it with a huge group of history grad students, either ignoring the game or discussing theories of masculinity or something exciting like that. Good thing there'll be tons of beer.

Veronica / February 4, 2005 4:39 PM

I've heard tell of this "football" of which you speak. All I know is I'm going to some bar to hang out with some people and eat good food while we check out the latest commercials. You mean the screen doesn't go blank in between ads?

steven / February 4, 2005 7:36 PM

i could really care less about the game, but i'm in a pool this year, so it means something this time around. the commercials are fun too. hopefully. at least i won't have to worry about seeing paul mccartney's nipple.

baseball_guy / February 4, 2005 7:41 PM

spring training is 17 days away.

Perch / February 5, 2005 11:24 AM

I'll root for the Eagles, but mostly just for a good game, good commercials, good food, and good company. I choose the Eagles because I have a wierd dislike for Bostonians, they've already won two SB's, and I'm jealous as hell of Tom Brady.

Oh yeah, and Eamon is right on for posting a link to Bill Simmon's column. That guy is a total riot, his articles always crack me up. It is suggested reading for anyone, not just sports fans.

Alex / February 5, 2005 7:57 PM

What is this "super bowl" you speak of? Does it involve a game of ninepins? Or a very great soup, perhaps?

sousboy / February 6, 2005 9:05 AM

I'm rooting for the BEARS I here there 46 defense is great. And when Walter gets the ball he should score 4 or 5 touchdowns at least. I'm telling you this is just the start of a run of 3 or 4 Super Bowl victories to come. There the BEST OF ALL TIME.

Danni / February 6, 2005 11:37 AM

Jesus was an American, deal with it!!

christian / February 6, 2005 2:57 PM

no, i think i'll just read a book and watch the commercials later.

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