I've been looking over the forum topics this week and am seeing a lot of hatin' on the Super Bowl.
Seriously, what's up with that? I have watched the SuperBowl every year for the last 25 years and that has not made one bit less a CFL fan or a Canadian.
SO please, riddle me this:
How is watching the SuperBowl going to:
a) put an NFL team in Toronto? Millions of Canadians watch the Oscars, so does that mean one of these years they'll hold the Oscars here?
b) destroy the CFL? I watch the Super Bowl because I like football. I happen to like Canadian football much much more than the NFL version, but I don't see an CFL games on the schedule this weekend. It is actually possible to enjoy both the CFL and NFL. There is no exclusivity.
c) turn us all into Americans? The media in Canada is reporting on the SuperBowl because it is an EVENT! They also report on the US Elections every four years, so does that mean we all want to be Americans too? There's nothing wrong with going to/hosting a SuperBowl party. It's frickin' February fergawdsake! What else do we have to do? Get your buddies over and share a few cold ones. How is that such a bad thing?
So, instead of spewing the venom, have a seat on the couch, crack a couple of cold ones, and watch the game. It's probably not going to be as good as the Grey Cup (it almost never is) and that's just fine. It's an Event, that's all. We gotta have something to get us through a cold winter weekend.