Superbowl Sunday meets Groundhog day

Groundhog DayHow appropriate that Superbowl Sunday should fall on the same day as Groundhog Day.

I can pretty much guarantee that the fat chubby rodent is not going to leave his warm burrow to venture out in this ridiculously cold weather, so we’ll dispense with his predictions.  No, I was referring to the 1993 movie Groundhog Day where Bill Murray has to relive February 2nd again and again until he gets it right.

Superbowl Sunday feels the same sort of feeling to me.  Every year, the sportscasters on TV get all riled up about the possibilities of two teams playing to win bragging rights.  While I do enjoy the occasional football game – especially if it’s the hometown team, the OSU Buckeyes –  I can pass on the Superbowl.  The best thing about the Superbowl for me are  1) the commercials and 2) the food. 

It cost so much to buy advertising time during the Superbowl that the game tends to premier so great advertising.  While most of the ads have already been sold to car bike-026-copycompanies (boring), there’s still opportunity for a few new ones.  Anheuser-Busch has announced it will have five ads, two of which will feature the Budweiser Clydesdales.  Do you remember the one from last year?  The baby fowl who becomes one of the horses to pull the wagon but never forgets its roots?  You can see it again here 

Doritos runs a contest every year that allows consumers to submit advertising ideas.  One will preview on the Superbowl.  I’d share the link to vote for doritosyour favorite, but I’m pretty sure that site is closed by now.  In case you’re watching the superbowl, I choose either the time machine or the kid cowboy – waiting to see which one will run. It is possible to see the commercials without watching the game.  Check this link out.  Finally, here’s my favorite from years past – Cowboys herding cats 

Food, you ask?  How does the Superbowl relate to food?  In our house, we always plan the dinner menu around the two teams playing in the Superbowl.  This year, the Denver Broncos (steak) are playing the Seattle Seahawks (seafood), thus we’ll be having surf n’ turf for dinner.   🙂  Sometimes coming up with a dish indicative of the team playing is a bit of a challenge.  The year that the Indianapolis Colts played required some serious researching.  What food is Indianapolis known for?  I think we settled on a pork sandwich (although I was rooting for a Sugar Pie). 

So what about you?  Do you have any thoughts about the Superbowl?  Any favorite commercials?  I’ve been surprised to learn that we’re not the only ones that plan Superbowl meals around the teams playing  – do you?  Let’s chat about football, commercials – or my favorite – food 🙂

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  • Patty L. says:

    The Super Bowl in our house is a holiday. Bi LOVE football and we give the teams our support. 😉 Of course we eat too much food and drink a tad to much but the game is celebrated and our love of football is proudly flaunted. I am a Cowboys fan, however I will be rooting for the Broncos today.

  • Jane says:

    Hello Donna,
    I’ll be snacking up a storm tomorrow and then regretting that I ate so much junk food. Our friend made soy sauce wings and clams last year. The guys drank beer, but she made us cocktails. I’m rooting for the Seahawks. I saw a preview of the Jaguar commercial with Tom Hiddleston and Ben Kingsley. It was very funny and entertaining.

  • Becke Turner says:

    I thought matching the food to the teams was a cute idea even though I can’t say I’ve ever watched a game.

    Of course as a native of STL area we support the Clydes. Did the French company that bought the brewery buy the horses?

    My favorite scene is of the Clyde hitch trotting toward the mansion- Grant’s Farm. Did you know the iron fence surrounding the farm was created with rifles from the Civil War? It’s a cool place if you’re ever in STL.

  • Diana Huffer says:

    I’ll be watching the Super Bowl mostly for the game (Go Broncos!) but also for the commercials. My favorite commercials are almost always the Budweiser ones, even back to when they had the bullfrog ones! 🙂 I’ve see one of them already — Clydesdale and the puppy — and I absolutely love it!

    I, too, am a Buckeyes fan — mostly the football. It’s the only college team I follow religiously! 🙂

    We’ll be having pizza for the game; it’s just me, my hubby, and my doggies…

  • gamistress66 says:

    I’m with you, unless my team is playing, I’m watching mainly for the commercials, this year Budweiser did it again with the “best buds” commercial w/ the horse & puppy. fell for that one as soon as I saw it online — it’s sweet plus the puppy is too dang cute.

  • catslady says:

    Yeah my team is out so it really doesn’t matter who wins although I will be watching. I’ve seen 2 commericals and love Budweiser which is always good. I will be going to a get together so that in itself is always fun. Right now I’m watching the Kitty Bowl lol. Then it’s the puppy bowl. Going to pass on the Fish bowl!

  • Amy Conley says:

    I’d have to say in the past 30 years I’ve only watched the Super Bowl when the COLTS played. First because of local boy, Ken Dilger who never won a ring while in Indiana, but as soon as he went to Tampa he got one. And then there was Payton. He may not be playing for the Colts or even be a home-grown Hoosier, but we clain him as ours. So even after moving to Denver we rooted for him, and we will continue to root for him.
    As far as food goes, I understand the thing about it, to a degree but just in case the Colts do make it to the super bowl, brain sandwiches would work.
    Personally I look foward to the commercials the most, depending on who is doing the half-time show. I don’t even think I heard this year.