For most people, today was not just Sunday, it was Super Sunday. For me it was just another Sunday. I didn’t watch a single down of football, learned through Twitter who won, and didn’t feel bad about missing it all. Not even the half-time show with Madonna and all those other stars. Who were they?
I lost interest in the NFL years ago. First of all, I decided that there were better things that I could do on a Sunday than sit and watch football. First and foremost, I go to church. Second, and just as important, I spend Sunday with my wife and kids. It is the day that we don’t have anywhere to go, except for church…so we get the whole day together.
It helps that my wife doesn’t like watching football. No influence from her to watch the game.
Last year we decided to have a Superbowl party. We invited another family in the neighborhood to come have dinner with us, snack on some treats, and play card games. And we never watched a single play of the game.
Can it technically be called a Superbowl party if you don’t watch the Superbowl?
Anyway, If you have read my blogs or my profile, you know I am a religious person. When I was young and still attending Primary, I was taught the 10 Commandments. I always had an idea what the commandment about keeping the Sabbath day holy was all about, but as I grew older and wiser, my understanding grew.
I eventually got to a point in my own understanding that I decided not to spend the Sabbath watching sports. This is one of the ways that I choose to keep the Sabbath day holy. If you choose differently and disagree with my choices, that is your prerogative. I won’t be offended. I know that I am in a minority of people that choose to live like that.
So today for me was not a Super Sunday like it may have been for the millions of others that were interested in the Superbowl. But, to me it was a super Sunday. I had a great day. I heard people bear testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ. I spent time with my family and a couple of neighbors eating dinner and playing games. And I don’t care that the Giants won and wouldn’t have cared if the Patriots won either.
But that is just the priority order in my life. When you don’t have an interest in something, you don’t make it a priority. My interest is in spending time with my family having fun…not watching a bunch of over-hyped, over-payed athletes in a game I don’t care about.
And when you have advertisers leaking their commercials during the week leading up to the game, you have even less incentive to get me to watch.
So for those of you that watched and enjoyed the game, good for you. For those that watched and didn’t enjoy the game, I am sorry. For those that didn’t watch the game and still enjoyed their day, welcome to my world. At least my Sunday world.
Just another view from a Palmtree.