Since when do Americans take a day off of work for anything?
This year during the Super Bowl, the FOX network was pushing hard for Super Monday – an idea that asks people to not work on the Monday following the Super Bowl.
George Washington and Adam Smith (father of capitalism) are both rolling in their graves over this proposal. Yes, Super Bowl Sunday is a day that a large portion of Americans fill their bodies with junk and then are sluggish on Monday.
However, the solution is not to take Monday off of work. It is better to move the Super Bowl to Saturday. A win-win for everyone.
Speaking of the big game, did you watch the Super Bowl? The halftime show featuring Jennifer Lopez and Shakira was interesting, to say the least. It was very Miami; big, loud and superficial.
The commercials were pretty good this year. There were a few I didn’t like, mostly the heartwarming ones and the political adds. I think it should be added to campaign finance laws that it is illegal to run political ads during the Super Bowl.
Funny is how I like my commercials. I enjoyed the Snickers commercial where they dug a giant hole and fed the earth a giant Snickers bar. I also liked the Mountain Dew Zero commercial with Bryan Cranston re-creating scenes from “The Shining.”
But I don’t quite understand the point of sugar-free Mt. Dew. I was under the assumption that Mt. Dew was just caffeine, sugar and carbonated water - in that order. But it was explained to me the other day and now I understand.
Apparently, older folks who used to drink it as kids would still like to enjoy it. So, in short, Diet Mt. Dew and Mt. Dew Zero is for people who don’t want to leave behind a fat corpse.
The football season is over… not!
The NFL season concluded Sunday with the Kansas City Chiefs beating the San Francisco 49ers in Miami in Super Bowl LIV (54), where the cost of a 30-second commercial was $5.6 million.
However, the XFL starts this weekend with four premier matchups.
The XFL is owned by Vince McMahon, who also owns World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), and is branded differently than the original incarnation of the XFL in 2001.
The original XFL relied on professional wrestling style antics and the new XFL will feature a faster and simpler game compared to the NFL. The XFL has also said they will have fewer off-field controversies.
Sidenote – The XFL announced their comeback during a time when NFL players were kneeling during the national anthem. That’s why they say they will have fewer off-field controversies.
Get ready because the spring will be filled with more football that is probably a lesser quality game than the NFL, will most likely be less organized and a lot of fun.