Super bowl Sunday is a big day for any and all football fans. The action doesn’t have to just take place on the field or at the stadium, a lot of the action takes place inside our homes, the homes of the fans. Super bowl Sunday usually starts out with one person getting up early to start cooking and preparing for the guests that are about to attend their Super bowl party. It then goes on to include the members attending the party traveling to the host’s house to begin a long day of football and friends.
Many parties of course are made up of getting drunk and fighting mad over who is rooting for what team and a lot of times end in stupid fights. In our family however this is not the case. We usually get together as a church group to watch the game and make it more than just an opportunity to watch a football game. Our parties usually consist of a whole day of fun, games, and food. We always have a big chicken or turkey baked and its almost like Thanksgiving and Christmas all in one, without the presents and unwelcome family members.
Super bowl Sunday is a wonderful day for all football fans and being able to meet up with friends and family and watch the game while spending time with them makes it even more special. We have the traditional foods set on the table, of course added to the football favorites like hot dogs, hamburgers, nachos, and meatballs. The Super bowl for us is like having 3 four-course meals with friends and being able to watch television in the process. Every year it is at someone else’s house, most of the time whom ever has the largest television at the time or whom ever has the biggest kitchen.
On occasion it is warm enough to move the party outside and have a bbq, however this year it was cooler and therefore we were stuck inside shoulder to shoulder in front of the television. There were about 30 of us scattered out over the living room floor passing food around like we were around a big table. There were children running wild and dogs chasing each other up and down the hallway. This only added to the excitement of seeing the game. We all would have loved to have gone and seen the game in person; however a few illnesses in the family had put a stop to that so we had to do the best we could. There was no alcohol in our midst just hot tea and hot cocoa along with some homemade pies and snacks, and of course the huge meal that was sitting on the table.
We all sat in front of the television with out eyes locked on the game, some being fans for one team and some for the other. There were the occasional shouting fights about who was the best team or a certain play that had took place, but we were able to remain fairly calm throughout the game. The game was truly a great one between NY and NE and having someone playing in the game (Eli Manning) was a nice treat for us in TN who have watched his big brother Peyton play for years. By the time the game was over we had ate so much that we all felt sick and wanted nothing but to lay down. We wound up making it a sleep over so that we could spend more time together and talk about the game the next day. All in all it was a great year and a great game to be with family to watch.