What are the keys to a successful Super Bowl Sunday? Some people might have more, but I only have three:
1. An entertaining, competitive game.
2. Music/commercials to keep the viewer interested when the game’s not on.
3. Good food.
The most recent Super Bowl was Sunday between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Kansas City Chiefs.
The game wasn’t compelling as the Buccaneers took control in the second quarter and dominated the Chiefs, winning 31-9 making the second half rather boring.
I, along with a lot of other people, thought the Chiefs would win and repeat as Super Bowl Champions. Taking away the fact I was going to be wrong on the winner, there were multiple points in the fourth quarter, where I thought “What’s the point of continuing to watch?”
I told myself to keep watching because I thought the music/commercials would be entertaining.
As it’s been the last couple of years, the commercials have been kind of so-so, none that have really knocked me out and say, “Wow, I’ll remember those for months to come.”
The Cheetos one featuring Ashton Kutcher, Mila Kunis and Shaggy? Catchy. Drake from State Farm? Not a surprise. The one featuring Paralympic swimmer Jessica Long? Inspirational and emotional. Seeing Mike Meyers and Dana Carvey recreate Wayne and Garth? Don’t remember what they’re selling, just how much older they’ve gotten.
As for the music, not the biggest Eric Church fan, but his duet with Jasmine Sullivan was solid, but certainly not memorable. I’m a fan of the Weeknd, but I don’t know about the rest of the world, but it seemed like something was off on our television screens. I don’t know if was technology, graphics or whatever.
Which leaves the highlight. Our family munched on chips with queso, pretzels, mozzarella sticks, pizza dippers and root beer floats.
I heard on a Twin Cities radio station, the number one snack food for Super Bowl Sunday is chicken wings for a majority of United States citizens, but for me, it’s chips and dip. Love the taste. Always have. Always will.
The food was the best part of my Super Bowl Sunday by far. Then again, when is it not?
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