Today is the big day, this Super Bowl thing! I have to say, I’m rather frustrated with the entire event as there are several big misconceptions out there and they can really confuse a dog! I want to go over three of the biggest points of confusion I have with the Super Bowl.
First off the name. Super Bowl means to a dog something to do with a bowl which makes us think food bowl and super means big. Keeping this in mind, when I was asked about a Super Bowl party, I got a party hat and my biggest bowl. This bowl can hold a couple pounds of chow easily! Well, wrong. I was told the Super Bowl has nothing to do with party hats and super sized dog dishes. How wrong is that?
Football. What is a football? Ask any Labrador you know, a ball is round and rolls. What in heavens name is this odd oval type shaped thing and how is anyone calling it a ball? What came first, the UK or the USA? Obviously, the UK, and we call football what Americans call a soccer ball. Now who in their right mind thought of naming this odd shaped pigskin thing a football? Just wrong, so very wrong and confusing…especially for a British born dog like myself.
Deflate Gate. Ladies and gentlemen, this is nothing new! Our former friend Buddy did the deflate gate thing on our soccer ball a few years ago and we have been dealing with it ever since! Humans act like it is something new. Ask your dog, chances are they have dealt with the deflate gate issue in the past as well. Another thing, a deflated ball is awesome if you catch with your mouth, not with your paws. Has anyone ever seen this Brady dude from the Patriots catch a ball in his mouth? No. He needs to go back and hang out with his bunch, and I have never seen any Bradys in the Brady Bunch catch a ball in their mouth. Get over it, but if that Brady guy starts catching a ball in his mouth we may need to revisit this topic.
All that being said, I think I understand the Super Bowl concept now and I will do my best to eat a lot of dog snacks, howl for great plays, and try not to fall asleep as football, American style, bores me to no end. I do try to get into the game if my Vikings are playing, but they are so bad, it’s almost always a boring, lousy game, and I typically give up on this sport early in the season. Go Seahawks…I have to choose a team and I choose them because I have a lot of friends in the Seattle area. Enjoy the game!