You might wonder why most Americans value the Super Bowl more than anything else. In fact, Super Bowl games usually get the highest number of viewers each year. On average, 100 million people watch the game. Not all sporting events or any other major event other than the presidential election can bring America together. This means that the game is extremely important for every American. If you still don’t get it, here are some of the reasons.
- Every player represents the American dream. Those who are playing for the Super Bowl have a story to tell. They didn’t get there in just a snap. They have worked hard. Some of them come from poor families. Others were immigrants who were given a home because of football. Some others managed to finish college because of football. In short, the game itself is a representation of the American dream – that if you work hard, you can always get what you want. This is why it means a lot for Americans.
- It is the 2nd biggest day for food consumption in the US. Other than Thanksgiving (or maybe Christmas), the Super Bowl is the only day when people excuse themselves from eating a lot. They don’t mind a tall glass of beer all to themselves. This is not just an opinion but a fact as the Super Bowl is the second biggest day for food consumption in the US.
- It is a day when people set political differences aside. Whether you are a Democrat or a Republican, you will surely set your political differences aside just to watch the game. You will remain civil or polite with each other because you want to see who wins the game. You are more interested in cheering for your favourite team. People can gather in one place without hurting each other or talking about politics.
- It is a time to just have fun. When you are burdened by work, this is the only time for you to forget everything and have fun. This is why it is extremely important for Americans. Given how busy they are, they don’t have enough time for themselves or to connect with friends. The Super Bowl could be the best opportunity. Hence, it means a lot for them.
If it also means a lot for you, why don’t you play Bingo? You can make the game even more fun. You can go ahead and replace the numbers on the cards with events or appearances during the live show. The first person to have all the events on their card happen while watching will win the game. This makes everything even more exciting. Have a happy celebration of the Super Bowl this February.