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Super Bowl Game Day Thread

Frankly, I'm more interested in the Puppy Bowl. And that's not very much, since I'm a cat person. But it IS here in Arizona, so I suppose we should have our traditional thread, in which to discuss the commercials...

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I'll defer to those who know more about the game than I do - which would be just about anyone with a pulse - to discuss who should win, who they want to win, etc. All I know is something about Tom Brady's balls being deflated, but when you marry a supermodel, I guess that goes with the territory. Unfortunately, I have to work this afternoon, but Mrs. SnakePit has assured me she will be DVRing proceedings, so we can fast forward through the dull bits [anything involving the actual game] and get to the good stuff, probably involving Budweiser Clydesdales. If only they put one-tenth as much effort into making the beer as their commercials.

It's not quite the same as it used to be, with all the adverts available for viewing well ahead of the game. However, I am pleased to see my former employers have maintained their usual tradition by making a shittily controversial advert, which they they pull to huge fanfare after having milked it for all the free publicity possible. Nothing gets the public dander up better than even the thought of fictional animal abuse. Back when I worked there, the most relentlessly-complained about site we hosted was one for "Bonsai Kittens". It wasn't even a real thing, but you try convincing an irate animal-lover of that.

Having it here in Phoenix has been weird: Friday and Saturday, my journey to work was a lot slower than usual, and even coming home at 11pm last night, the I-10 west out of downtown was far busier than it had any right to be. Throw in the unusual weather - look, I can cope with the rain, but we actually had fog here this morning - and it hasn't really felt like Phoenix at all. The sooner all these people leave, taking their parties with them, the better: not least because it will clear the decks of another milestone between now and spring training. Less than three weeks until pitchers and catchers report, people...

The Super Bowl is scheduled to kick off at 4:30pm Arizona time. But one imagines it will likely be later than that, depending on how long Idina Menzel takes to warble the National Anthem.