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My apologies to Roger Goodall

I am finding it really, really hard to get excited to watch the Superbowl tomorrow.  At work I told the guys that if they wanted to watch the game, I would provide some chips, dips, and beverages for it.  They told me they appreciated the sentiment but no thanks.  Someone asked if I was working, they would put the game on for me, when I said it was another staff who didn’t like football, they almost sounded relieved. 

Arizona Cardinals LogoOn the contrary, Grey Cup Sunday is a HUGE day at the shelter.  Scores are announced, sides are chosen, and the kitchen and the staff put on a pretty good party for the guys.  I did some “market research” this year for the Superbowl and the response was, “I was pretty excited about last years game but I can’t get pumped up about Arizona”.  In other words Arizona has been bad for so long, no one really cheers for them or against them.  They just kind of exist but not much else.

Stanley Cup That’s okay, some of the guys suggested we go all out on Saturday nights when the NHL playoffs start.  I have to admit that sounds like a good idea.  Of course the best part of the suggestion was this, “Well we could do that right up until the NHL messed around with the finals scheduling when there are like three months between the games 2 and 3 and we have all forgotten what ice even looks like.”

While the Superbowl may be the biggest global event, it can’t compare the passion and excitement that the Stanley Cup playoffs bring across Canada (as long as a Canadian team is still playing).  I think Grey Cup Sunday is bigger across Canada as well.  Of course it doesn’t help that there hasn’t been a lot of hype for the game and like I said before, no one really hates the Arizona Cardinals (why would you, they are good for some easy victories most seasons) and unlike the Detroit Lions, they don’t even have much of a fan base (other than Rick Bennett).  Oh well the NFL Draft is only 84 days away.