The origins of Superbowl Sunday

I’m not a huge fan of football, but I thought this little send up about the “Origins of Superbowl Sunday” on the Daily Kos was pretty funny. My favorite paragraph:

The saint whose career proved to be the best match for Super Bowl Sunday was Vincentius of Langobardia, commonly known in English as St. Vincent Lombardi. His early life is obscure, but he was probably born ~610 AD in Milan. He first enters history in 663 AD as a general in the armies of Grimoald, King of the Lombards. The Lombards had had many successes in Italy, but were facing an invasion by the Chiefs, a still pagan tribe from the East, led by their king Henricus Strammo. On account of Grimoald’s illness, Vincentius was charged with defending Lombardy from Chieftain depredations.

As I just mentioned to my father on the phone, I’ll probably watch the first half and if it isn’t a blow-out, maybe some of the second.

I’m sure there will be some fine commercials, but probably nothing like the best Superbowl commercial of all time:

Thanks to the Ypsi City Desk for reminding me about this one….

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