Column: Does it ever end?

Published 10:50 am Friday, February 2, 2007

By Staff
I cannot tell you how excited I am that it is finally Super Bowl weekend.
Not only am I pumped up for the game, but I have to admit that I am a little sick and tired of seeing the same things over and over again on every channel I turn to. So, I'll be even more excited when all that is gone.
I completely understand that this is, by all means, the Super Bowl – the mother of all sporting events. But for the past few weeks I have felt like I am in the movie Groundhog's Day. It would be nice if they could make the game segments enjoyable (which some are) or give different facts everyday, but it doesn't seem that way. It's always some sports commentator trying to act excited, talking about the same subject, "Who will it be, the Colts or the Bears?" "Payton Manning this and that." "Which city has the better sports facility, Wrigley Field or the Indianapolis Motor Speedway?" Are you kidding me? It's too much if you ask me and I am burnt out from hearing about the two teams.
I know, I know, the Super Bowl is the biggest sporting event of the year and all of the hype and anticipation is surrounding this game, but my goodness it gets to be too much. I've seen all I need to, I've heard everything I've wanted to, now can we just watch the game? Yeah, once the next 48 hours of more pre-Super Bowl trivia and odd, useless facts are through. Then we get to look forward to the same highlights for the two weeks following the game. But hey, that's what the media is all about.
Super Bowl Grinch? Not a chance. Just tired of the repeated segments and interviews. I'm just ready to watch the game!
I will say that we couldn't ask for two better teams to be competing. Two teams this close to home, representing our area, it's really something. This is another reason I think we are seeing so much hype on the Super Bowl. Our local channels are also covering it heavily due to the fact that we are so close to both.
Who am I rooting for? Da Bears, of course. I don't follow them that much, I don't even own a Chicago Bears shirt, but that's who I am going for.
My family has always been big Bears fans. I can remember being at my grandma and grandpa's house as a youngster and my grandpa and uncle proudly wearing their Bears shirts, enjoying the game. My grandparents always have a family get together for the Super Bowl. Usually the meal consists of pizza or chicken, but not this year. Grandma is making it a special dinner because the Bears are playing. I have made other arrangements for watching the game, but I haven't ruled out stopping by for some great food!
So, who will it be? The Bears or the Colts? See, the television is rubbing off on me, now I'm asking the questions.
Though the Colts are favored to win, I think the Bears just may be able to pull this one off. No rhyme or reason for it, I just think they can do it.
And the best part of all, (if you ask me) – the commercials are back!
Enjoy the game!