We watched most of the Super Bowl yesterday which would represent a first for my middle and suddenly sporty son. He has had zero interest in football prior to yesterday – and to be honest – he watched it because of the commercials and the Lady Gaga half-time show.
Here are his thoughts of the game;
- Why don’t they show the commercials here in Canada? What a scam!
- If the NFL is worried about concussions, why do they allow players to hit someone head first. If they were really concerned, they would toss all players who hit with their heads, or hit someone in the head.
- NFL does not stand for “No Farting League” as I told his sister. I suggested “No Farting Ladies” but my wise 7-year-old countered with “No Farting Lads”!
- When asked who would win, he said “New Zealand”.
- When asked which state Boston is in, he said “New York”.
- After realizing that Ottawa was in Ontario, he wondered out loud if Canada consisted of Ontario and Quebec – to which I said; “And that is why Western Canada hates Toronto, my son!” Plus we’ve all been to the East Coast of Canada.
- Why is Tom Brady’s wife cheering into her cell phone – taking selfies instead of celebrating with the rest of the people in the press box?
- Lady Gaga was incredible! On the roof, jumping from the roof, singing, not singing, all in those high-heels. She totally rocked and was a true highlight of the night.
- He felt because the game was played in a neutral location (Texas) the sounds from the stands sounded canned and phony. He said they might as well have played the game in an empty stadium and played a cheering sound track along with the game.
- Why does the NFL need their championship trophy to be “Super”? Why is the Stanley Cup not named the Super Cup and why does the winning team receive the Vince Lombardi trophy when they win??? Where is the bowl???
- Why isn’t there a team in Toronto?
- Since no team had even overcome a 10-point deficit and there had been no overtime games in the league’s 51-year history, and with New England (or New Zealand, New York) losing 28-3 at half-time – my kids assumed it was over for the Pats. Upon learning of the Falcon loss, my son’s response was the always classic, “Whoa!”.
- Upon hearing that Tom Brady was being regarded as the best quarterback in the history of the NFL, my son quipped; “I think he is, because he’s the only quarterback I know, and he won the game.”
- Where are the damn commercials???
So I think this was a success, and even though he doesn’t know all the rules, or where the teams play, him, his sister and their older brother enjoyed the half-time show more than anything.
“Can you take me to a concert?” was the post-game cry from the kids…
… and sign me up for lacrosse.
Only in Canada, eh?