sorry if we are not all giddy over a football game played by two teams that don’t have NY in their name. We save our enthusiasm for real celebrations like a METS WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!!!!
It’s strange having the Super Bowl here in NY/NJ. First off neither the Jets nor Giants are playing in the game so the lack of interest drops measurably and second with all the parties and festivities that make Super Bowl an exercise in excess, doesn’t appeal to the millions of us Tri-State working stiffs who still have to earn a paycheck. So should we be sorry if we’re not caught up in all the hoopla?
A local football writer Tweeted out that maybe people who work in NYC or NJ should take a weeks’ vacation to avoid the extra traffic from Super Bowl Week? Seriously? You think a working stiff would give up a precious week of vacation due to traffic? No way in hell.
Don’t get me wrong I love football and I’ll be glued to the TV on Sunday but the week before Super Bowl is the most non-event of all time. That’s why on the sports championship scale the Super Bowl is down the bottom.
The Super Bowl storyline is beaten to death. How much can you write about the legacy of Peyton Manning and the behavior of Richard Sherman? In fact covering the Super Bowl is so boring that the media covering the game spends more time on the weather (shocking it snows and its cold in the Northeast in January and February) and the apathy of New Yorkers about the game and all the festivities. So sorry but we New Yorkers who are sports fans are more involved with Carmelo and his merry band of Knickerbockers, the resurgences of the Brooklyn Nets and the Flyin’ Blueshirts on Broadway. Not to mention the countdown to spring training and will Stephen Drew be a Met and when will Masahiro Tanaka have his Yankee presser? Believe me, if the Yankees said that the Tanaka press conference was today, they NY sports press/media core would be in the Bronx eating sushi instead of slogging thru Newark to talk to a 3rd string offensive lineman.