How to make the Super Bowl more exciting

Seeing that my best received post this week had to do with Super Bowl food, I thought I’d take a chance at posting more of my ideas for the Super Bowl.

First however I want to apologize for a number of small mistakes on my blog this past week, I have only the excuse that they looked fine in my WordPress app, I’ll try to take more time in the future to minimize these mistakes.

Now on to my super Super Bowl ideas:

 

While football fans all enjoy the Super Bowl and many other people enjoy the commercials, why doesn’t some enterprising company and the NFL get together and combine them into one? After every touch down pass for instance, a group of snack food mascots could take to the field and replay the touch down pass.

Another idea would be for a camera to zoom in on a player between plays or on the sidelines and have him pick up an item and do a ten second commercial for it, it could be something like this:

Camera zooms in on Manning. Manning looks into the camera with a smile, holds up a bar of Best-o deodorant and says: “When the game’s on the line, I trust Best-o!”

Or:

As the players run back on the field after receiving the coach’s instructions, he turns to the camera and says: “These markers are the best! Rain, Snow, Wind, they mark in all-weather!” Banner pops up with the name Mark-O.

This is just a few quick ideas on how it could be done, there are many more, but I’ve got too many more ideas on other ways to make it more exciting.

Instead of having cities bid to host the Super Bowl, just choose one city and stick with it, build a special stadium shaped like a soup bowl, as a bonus it can be filled with water in the summer and used as a water park.

Instead of dousing the winning coach in sport drinks, dunk him in a hot tub filled with chicken noodle soup.

Before playing the game for real, have the two coaches play against one another on a computer that projects each move holographically onto the field, you’d be able to get twice the football and twice the commercials.

 

Food can also make a Super Bowl more enjoyable, here are a few suggestions:

 

Bake a sheet cake, frost it like the field, then create tiny replicas of each player with toothpicks to hold him in position on the cake field. While the game is on, you get to move the players with your friends, you’ll get a whole new perspective on the game.

Bake a number of buns the shape of footballs, after each pass, try recreating the play with your friends, good for seconds of fun, make sure you’ve got plenty of spare football buns!

Get a gigantic bowl of soup and sit outside before the game watching it, when someone asks what you’re doing, tell them you’re watching the super bowl.

Eat a steak while watching the game tomorrow, yell out your brand every time you hear “Omaha!”

 

That’s about all the ideas I have tonight, now it’s your turn to suggest some to me! Thanks for reading!

 

Random thoughts for January 31st

Why do we humans care so much about sport games? Over the past few years hearing about riots linked to sport games has become normal. What that says about us is something I dislike thinking about.
When you get down to it, we seem to go crazy about any game of any kind, we’ve even made politics into games where we root for one side to beat the other, most people don’t even care about what a politician stands for these days.
There’s not too much more we can turn into sports, but we could try making lemonade pouring into a competitive sport, just add a few pads and allow fighting and we’d have a game anyone could play… We’d need to use plastic glasses however.

What are your thoughts?

How would sports weather a shutdown like the Government?

In trying to come up with another post about the government shutdown, I suddenly wondered how professional sports would react to such a problem. I’m not referring to a lockout or strike like sports have, but rather where the owners couldn’t come to an agreement regarding a league budget. Here are my thoughts:

 

General sports:

 

Several teams would leave the league and form a rival league, they would last a season or two before rejoining the main league.

Other teams would continue to play in a normal fashion, only when it was time to divide the earnings the heavy hitters would be called in to brawl it out in the team offices… oddly enough, this would spawn a new sport league/ reality series where former sport players who were known for cheap hits would compete against one another for a jackpot in a no-holds barred contest.

 

Specific sports:

 

Football: Football wouldn’t have to worry as TV networks would quickly step in a make up any difference in budget with a lucrative offer for the rights to televise certain games.

 

Soccer: Nothing would be done for several months until the players declare their contracts null and void and create their own (player owned) league.

 

Hockey: Few people besides the players would care, most players wouldn’t care too much either as they would join teams in their home countries.

 

Baseball: The season would be canceled until the dispute is resolved. After several months it would boil down to two sides on the issue and it would be settled by a home-run derby by the best players (or former players) on each side of the debate.

 

Come to think of it, that might be the best way to solve debates in Congress: select the best athletes from each side of the debate (there could be many sides as well instead of just two)  and let them settle it in a contest of skills, there could be several categories, from running to swimming, from shooting hoops to hitting baseballs or slapping pucks. To top it off, they could charge admission to watch! The concession fees alone would probably pay for the wages of Congress for a week!

What do you think? Should we abandon the deadlock politics we currently have for politics decided in stadiums?