Super Bowl More Than Just Good Food

Super Bowl get togethers football facts History of football

Sunday the SUPER BOWL is being played and for the past year my husband has been doing his best to interest me in this sport. You see, he's been retired for two years now. Suddenly football has become very important. When he worked football was only marginally important, however, our two daughters and one granddaughter all know the game better than I do. Our son and other granddaughter could care less about the game.

I look at football and see a scene very much like the Colosseum in Rome. The Colosseum is a big bowl-shaped ampitheater where various plays, and sport matches were held. The audience sat in tiers above the arena and gave their thumbs up whenever a Gladiator was going to live or a thumbs down to have him killed. Sometimes they watched wild animals tear a human apart. That is what I see when I look at a football stadium. The players are the gladiators and instead of swords and shields they have an oval leather football. The way I understand it the players are trying to get the ball to their own end of the field for the point winning touchdown. Then there's something about a field goal, and a third and down or a 2nd and goal. What is all that? I am able to understand basketball and baseball. Football has always been a mystery to me. Whenever I have been able to watch a football game I think of the Emperor Nero playing with his fiddle watching the gladiators tear each other apart, and his Roman citizens gave a thumbs up or down. Instead of thumbs we have towels that we wave or a big sponge finger pointing up. People come to the football game in strange attire to show how devoted they are to their team.

While looking up the history of football I came across a few websites you might enjoy visiting.

www.partysupplieshut.com/football has football trivia and games as well as the history of football.

www.footballhistorian.com which starts out letting us know the teams with the most championships.

www.nfl.com for the latest and greatest on the National Football League.

These websites can get you started down the road of looking up fascinating facts about your favorite football teams.

One of the neatest facts I know is Brett Keisel--Number 99 of the Pittsburgh Steelers. He and his lovely wife grew up in Greybull, Wyoming. They are both classmates of my oldest daughter and I remember many sleep-overs we had with Brett's wife, Sarah. To me, they will always be kids. Whenever the Steelers are playing, I drop everything that keeps me soooooooooo busy, like; knitting, crocheting, reading, computering and I watch Brett play. I don't care what team he's up against,  I'm always rooting for the Steelers. Heck, I've liked the Steelers since Terry Bradshaw played for them.

There you see? I have absorbed some football trivia on my own. Go Brett! And y'all have a fun super bowl get together!

Go to www.ruddysrecipes.blogspot.com for great smorgasbord Super Bowl party recipes.

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