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America at Large

The Super Bowl vs. Iraqi Elections
By Ricky Allen
Feb 6, 2005 - 1:32:00 PM

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Ok, I know it's been thought, so I'm going to just say it—Is it just me, or is anyone going to really care about the Iraqi elections Super Bowl Sunday?

Let's face it, when the Super Bowl comes around each year, America shuts down. Some people don't even come to church, guilty at the fact they might miss the pre-game show or shows. We've come to love the spots companies pay millions for,and let's not forget the great halftime shows (beyond the "clothing malfunction")

For America, I believe it's the classic case of somewhere, someone will be happy that night because their team won, while someone will also feel vice versa. The fact that someone won though has all to do with it.

Some of us don't think we're going to win the Iraq War, or the war on terrorism at all...why watch it? Why make that the follow-up current event the next day when you can watch the Super Bowl parties, the parades for the winning team, and ESPN's ongoing analysis? Why bother? Only to hear that someone else has gotten blown up or has blown themself up.

Super Bowls of the future will not only be a family event, but a breath of fresh air for America. For those few moments we can sit down, be a part of Sports history, and enjoy a classic battle between titans of the grid-iron.

It's not that we won't care about the Iraqi elections, no, because our troops are still over there. We must care. But hey, I think some of them will have a TV to watch the Super Bowl too. Shoot, and if we get lucky, no one will die that day, no one will even pick up the gun. Instead, they'll pick up their remote control to turn the volume up to get the full effect of being in the front stands shouting for their favorite team.

I would love to get some feedback on what you all think, so email me at Good or bad, I'll respond to each and every one of you in my next column. Oh yeah....Go Eagles!

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