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To paraphrase Hank Williams Monday Night Football intro before he was canned ( for a hate-filled racist anti-Obama rant).   Yes, it is that time of year again for the celebration of that corporate gluttony called the Super Bowl.  Don't get me wrong, I love football, but the sport has long since taken a back seat to the real meaning of the Super Bowl.  It has really  become the time for corporate America to show off.  Follow me over the orange goal-line......

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It is bad enough that there is no way average Americans could afford a ticket to the game, that right is reserved for corporate sponsors and hedge fund guys.  They used to be confined to the luxury boxes, but now just a seat in the stadium is a luxury. No, 99% of Americans will be confined to their living rooms where they will watch the game on that big flat screen bought on Black Friday.  On that screen they will be bombarded with cutesy commercials extolling various corporate products that we must consume if we really want to feel a part of society.

It really has become a gaudy affair complete with godawful half-time shows that usually last an eternity. To be honest I find the whole thing to be obscene, especially when there has been such a concerted effort on the part of the 1% to stick it to the less fortunate 99%.  There is something almost Roman Coliseum gladiator -like about it.

I remember back in the 70's and even the 80's it was a football game that happened to have a little extra flair to it.  Now , it has become increasingly unwatchable. It's a real shame too, because this game with Denver and Seattle should be one of the best match-ups in recent memory.  

And another thing, why does there always have to be such a military theme to the proceedings? Do we always have to have a military fly-over of our most powerful jets.  I think the world has seen enough of those.

Will I watch the game ...yes.  Will I enjoy it...not as much as I did twenty or thirty years ago......

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