Ah, Superbowl. A day of sitting, eating, drinking, and watching others run around sweating their asses off. But let's be serious here. Mostly, we are watching the scoreboard, comparing it to our pool scorecards, and waiting for the best commercials to really crack us up.
Theoretically, everyone (including all of those who haven't watched a single game all season) are seated in front of the TV for 4 hours or so to watch two great teams face off in the final challenge of the year, to determine which team is the best and which is merely a runner up. But the two or so plays that take place between commercial breaks aren't really enough to hold our attention. We need the many breaks, the many snacks, the many drinks, the many flashes of Kim Kardasian and Archie Manning on the sidelines, anything to distract from the actual competition.
Every year, I have gathered with friends over too much food to "watch" the game, but with a few exceptions, I haven't really cared much who won. I am (in team loyalty) a Patriots fan (yes, it has a lot to do with Tom Brady), and so those years, I felt a certain investment in the game at hand. But for the most part, I just wanted to get together with friends on a chilly Sunday to have a few drinks, a few laughs, and try to forget that the next day I would have to go to school or work.
So pretend all you want to be genuinely invested in the game, but we all know the truth. Enjoy your wings, subs, pizza, and beer everyone, and have a nice Superbowl night.