The Sunday Salon: Super Bowl Sunday!

by Kim on February 3, 2013 · 14 comments

The Sunday Salon.comFootball! Woo!

Yep, I am one of those people who is super excited about the Super Bowl today. Even though intellectually I know there are a lot of things to criticize about professional sports, I still love watching a good football game. Come tonight, I’ll be on my couch cheering and eating snacks. I still haven’t decided whether to cheer for the Ravens or the 49ers, but I think this guide to picking a team may help me choose.

If you’re not into football, Jenn over at Jenn’s Bookshelves is hosting a read-a-thon today, The Big Game’s On Read-a-Thon, that looks like a ton of fun. And if you’re not into reading or watching football… I’m not sure I can compute :)

But before the big game, I’ve got some work to do. I got a lot of weekend chores done yesterday, but today I still need to do my laundry, make soup, and go to Radio Shack to pick out my new cell phone! My family just got to our two-year upgrade, so I’m heading out today to pick a new phone. I still haven’t quite decided what to get, but I’m leaning towards the Samsung Galaxy S III.

This week, I managed to finish two books: The Revolution Was Televised by Alan Sepinwall and The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker. I liked both of very different reasons, and I hope to have reviews up sometime this week.

When I do find some time to read today, I’ll be picking up either Marvel Comics: The Untold Story by Sean Howe or The Amazing Absorbing Boy by Rabindranath Maharaj. I started The Amazing Absorbing Boy last night before bed and, so far, I think it’s awesome. The main character, Samuel, is a 16-year-old boy from Trinidad who gets shipped off to live with his estranged father in Canada after his mother passes away. I think the book is going to be about family and expectations and new places and adjustment, all wrapped up in a love for comic books that I find appealing.

Anyway, that’s my Sunday. I hope you all are staying warm — it’s been BITTERLY cold in Minnesota this week, so I’m staying under blankets as much as I can. Have a wonderful day!

{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

Jenny February 3, 2013 at 10:27 am

I am supporting the Ravens because a) I do not care for the 49ers even though they are an NFC team and that’s where my loyalty should be; and b) apparently, like, NOBODY is supporting the Ravens. Apparently everyone supports the 49ers. That makes me sad. RAAAAAAAAAAAAVENS.

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Kim February 5, 2013 at 4:17 pm

I had to go with the 49ers. My dear friend is a Steelers fan, and therefore has to hate the Ravens. But extension, I had to hate the Ravens too (but it’s nothing personal :) ).

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Susan February 3, 2013 at 12:59 pm

I haven’t decided yet who to cheer for. I usually go for the team that has won the Superbowl the least. Sometimes!

I’m reading a mystery right now, so hope to read that up until game time. A lazy Sunday is so my plan!

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Diane@BibliophilebytheSea February 3, 2013 at 2:01 pm

I’m anxious for the commercials, but not the game:)

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Lu February 3, 2013 at 5:13 pm

I wasn’t even sure which team was playing the Ravens, so I suppose I might as well support them. And hey! Literary reference! ;)

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Kim February 5, 2013 at 4:17 pm

The literary reference is fun. And you live on the East Coast, so the Ravens are sort of your team? I’m in the Midwest, so neither one works!

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softdrink February 3, 2013 at 5:43 pm

I loved that article on picking a team. Part of me wants to root for the Ravens because of the literary connection, but we’ll be cheering for San Francisco out of state loyalty.

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Kim February 5, 2013 at 4:18 pm

Good choice. It must be weird living in a state with two teams in the same sport.

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bermudaonion (Kathy) February 3, 2013 at 6:34 pm

I love college football but am not crazy about the NFL. They’re behavior during tonight’s game highlights why. I’m watching the game, though, because I want to see the commercials.

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Kim February 5, 2013 at 4:18 pm

Yeah, it was a really rough game… lots of poor behavior between plays. I wasn’t impressed with that.

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Charlie February 4, 2013 at 6:12 am

I’m not into UK football at all (“soccer”) though if we had American football I’d probably watch it, it looks more fun. We had rugby on Saturday so it was a sporty weekend here, too. Hope it was a good match and the team you chose won :)

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Bryan February 4, 2013 at 6:59 am

I hadn’t planned to watch the Super Bowl, even though I was going to be (and still am) at my parents where I could watch it. We don’t have cable or satellite at home so if home I wouldn’t have seen it. However, I watched it anyway and was glad I was did. It was quite a game, even though I wanted the other team to win.

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Kim February 5, 2013 at 4:19 pm

It was quite a game! I was feeling down on it at half time, but then the power went out and the 49ers made a great almost comeback. It was a fun second half, anyway.

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Steph February 4, 2013 at 12:40 pm

Hope you enjoyed your Super Bowl day!

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