You can sense a general lack of enthusiasm and interest among the media with this year's Super Bowl. Usually in previous years, when you've got some bigger name teams, with some of the more popular (and loud) superstars on them, there's a helluva lot more coverage on the game. Seems the entire 2 weeks is just nothing but Super Bowl overload, so that by the time you hit game day you're practically burnt out on it already.
That doesn't seem to be the case much at all this year. I'm sure the media up in New England, and down in the Carolinas and Houston are still talking about it quite a lot, but outside of those markets, there doesn't seem to be near the attention as usual. I bet the NFL and television executives were cringing throughout the last couple weeks of the playoffs, as the "bigger-draw" teams got their asses handed to them.
No offense to the teams and fans being represented of course, as the Pats n' Cats fully deserve their place in the limelight on Sunday. Just not nearly as much national interest in this matchup like usual. The game is this
As for our plans, we're going to head over to our friend's house, who's throwing a party. It'll be chips, dip, beer, yelling, commercials, etc, as usual though. Not really too concerned with the teams or outcome, but it's still a great reason to party hard with your pals!
And even though I despise the Pats, and will be rooting for the Panthers, logic says that New England kicks their ass pretty good!