A Super Bowl primer for people of many lands

OK, Super Bowl neophytes everywhere. Here is your chance to feel more at ease with the big game Sunday. I first posted this on Monday, but with the weekend approaching, wanted to give everybody another crack at the primer.

Mark Bialczak

It seems like every man, woman and child in America watches the Super Bowl, no?

The championship game for the National Football League has become a national holiday. Edition XLVIII, as the NFL has come to list each game, features the Denver Broncos vs. the Seattle Seahawks this Sunday, in MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.

Peyton Manning barking “Omaha” before threading passes into tiny spaces vs. Russell Wilson surveying the landscape before scooting between defenders for another first down.

Lose your breath in anticipation, yet?

Around the world, I figure, there is a somewhat lower level of excitement and great potential for bewilderment.

Oh, folks can watch if they choose. NFL.com reports that the game has been broadcast to 230 countries in 34 languages, including English.

That means in many lands, in many customs, people will be figuratively scratching their heads over American football. It is not the easiest…

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2 thoughts on “A Super Bowl primer for people of many lands

  1. Pingback: A theater is a good place for Syracuse and Duke’s drama | markbialczak

  2. If I watched the Super Bowl, I would be cheering for the Denver Broncos 😀 after all, they are kinda close to where I live. But I am pretty sure I will be watching the “Puppy Bowl” instead. HaHa!!


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