Monday, January 23, 2012
Probably one of the most festive Sundays in the United States, Superbowl Sunday is also known as Super Sunday where it is the day the Super Bowl is played. A lot of people gather to watch Super Bowl and such gatherings are known for the large amount of food that is consumed by people who attended.
It is also the most watched annual television program in the United States, as a certain portion of the nation follows the same routine on Superbowl Sunday. Though not an official holiday, there is a number of commentators who refer to it as a holiday because of the fact on how it causes families and friends to gather and celebrate together.
Many Americans who are not typically football fans will still gather and watch the game. Stores and shops are often found empty, especially in the regions represented by the two teams playing in the Super Bowl.
The increasing size of home televisions have compelled most of them to watch at home and people who visits bars to watch the Super Bowl has decreased. It is also due to the fact that there are a lot of budget conscious consumers and they are also increasing since the economic crisis has begun.
A few commentators agree on the idea to make Superbowl Sunday a national holiday, because of its capabilities to unite Americans of difference races, religions and even economic classes. For secular Americans, it has been characterized as a “holy day”. Churches would even sometimes cancel their afternoon or evening services for Superbowl Sunday while others would hold football-themed charity drives or deliver sermons designed to appeal to male members of the congregation. Other churches are known to host Super Bowl viewing parties and evangelize during half-time.
In recent years, the NFL executives have called for a three day weekend to allow fans to celebrate the wonderful event.
However, some NFL fans are found to be depressed on Superbowl Sunday if they found that the team they’re rooting for was eliminated from the NFL Playoffs while others are manic and ecstatic when they know that their favorite team is going to the Superbowl.
This is a special day for most Americans and also a day to celebrate, relax and watch some game. Cheering for your team even if you are just at home with a popcorn with your whole family is definitely a wonderful day.