SoTW: Don’t Tell Me
The Superbowl is just 3 days away. I think being far away both in space and timezones (the SB is always on a working Monday morning here in Japan), this biggest game of the year has become more important to me than it was when I lived in North America. Sure, we held the occasional Superbowl party, if it was convenient and we remembered that it was “this weekend”. Otherwise, my friends and I might just as easily have been found in the theater catching a Sunday afternoon matinee. Now, however, the Superbowl has become a taste of “home”.
Anyway, this year Madonna is going to be putting on the half-time show, which is the reason, along with the high budget commercials, that a considerable share of the viewers will watch at all. I have never been a fan of her work, and I don’t own any of her music. I do, however, enjoy one of her songs: Don’t Tell Me. I am strangely hopeful (as if I should really care at all) that she will perform this one come Sunday. Being in Indianapolis, it certainly is thematically appropriate. We’ll see.
In the meantime, I am lucky. This year I want both teams to win. The only way I will be disappointed is if by fluke or fumbles, it becomes very one-sided.