I still try to figure out the rules as they seem to be quite complicated to me as a layperson. I have never really watched a football game before and the commentators on our TV station try their best to explain the rules and the background of the game but I also checked Wikipedia for more information. Wikipedia said that the main goal of football is to gain space.
Watching the game had me thinking that we also try to gain space in our lives, to achieve more, over and over. And we fight for that just as much as the players on the football field fight for the yards that bring them closer to the goal. Sometimes we are reverberated and have to start all over again. And sometimes it is even one step forward, two steps back. But slowly and steadily we fight our way to the end zone of the field and we even manage a touchdown from time to time. This is even more true for our kids who have to fight extra hard for their accomplishments. But they never give up, they tackle their obstacles, they fight their way through the difficulties and do not cease to amaze us with their spirit, perseverance, and determination. And we, their parents, will always be there to tackle the difficulties, to attack problems, to defend them as good as we can and to celebrate their victories together with them. We are a strong team. And we all deserve our own Superbowl trophy for that!
What I really loved about the show elements of the Superbowl was that there was an interpreter for sign language while Jennifer Hudson and Alicia Keys sang at the beginning of the Superbowl and how the players, these strong, grown men - tall like trees - cried when the national anthem was sung. And how everybody in the stadium cheered during the anthem. That really gave me chills. Here, when the national anthem is sung or played, it is a very serious matter and no one would dare to cheer! ;-) Oh yeah, and the tight pants of the players are not too bad, too! ;-)
Hope you all enjoyed the Superbowl Sunday! And congrats to the Baltimore Ravens!
PS: This is basketball, not football, but check out this cool referee! :-)
Edit 05/02/2013: As the topic came up in the comments, I googled for the commercials from the Superbowl and found this link where they are collected.