|Football and the Super Bowl
February 2, 2000
Knowing I had this assignment to complete, I was planning on watching the Super Bowl … alone. Then I got invited to a Super Bowl party and I could not refuse the opportunity to go out and socialize with my friends. I was sick the past week and was starved for some human contact. I am not really a football fan, but this was Super Bowl Sunday, one of the biggest parties of the year. So I went to my friend’s house, armed with my notebook, and was ready to analyze the game. Soon, more and more people showed up. They were all male, all college students, and all athletes. I do not think I need to explain much of what happened, but I will say this; I did not hear what the sportscasters had to say and we were all more entertained by the commercials, snowball fights, and the new puppy than we were by the football game. To quote Linda Fuller, “The game itself is oftentimes hardly the point; rather, it is the parties,...