As soon as Sunday’s games established that the Green Bay Packers and the Pittsburgh Steelers would meet in the Super Bowl on Feb. 6, speculation began regarding which team would win. With a break of two weeks, there is twice as much time as normal for alleged analysis.
It’s been a long two-week break between the NFL’s Conference Championships and the Super Bowl, and Bill Littlefield has grown tired of waiting. He shares his thoughts on the buildup to the big game, and recalls a few forgettable interviews from media week.
As Super Bowl Sunday nears, there has been a lot of discussion of a commercial scheduled to air on that commercial day of days. The ad features Heisman Trophy-winning, University of Florida quarterback Tim Tebow and his mother, and it is sponsored by Focus on the Family, an organization that opposes abortion. Objections to the commercial notwithstanding, commentator Bill Littlefield is not convinced that it is likely to constitute anything new.
It’s still a week and a half away, but the Super Bowl has already claimed the attention of various fans and lots of writers, broadcasters, and commentators…among them Bill Littlefield.
Well the year isn’t over, but is it ever too early for a “best of” show? From zombies to plumbers, fight songs to fighting for a purpose, Only A Game has compiled some of the year’s best for this week’s show.
It’s time to test the Pierce postulate: “The Super Bowl is good!” This week on Only A Game, analysis from Phoenix, a look at all the anti-Super Bowl activities for nonbelievers, and some good 17 syllable fun with Super Bowl Haiku XIV.
Sometimes the New York-Boston sports rivalry gets out of hand. But, sometimes, says Bill Littlefield, it serves to add entertainment to what otherwise might be dull match-ups.
In the best of all worlds, the game of games in this out-of-step, violence-addicted nation would find two soccer teams going at it on the big day, but that’s a dream for another decade, I suppose.
“More Than Just A Game” shows the ways in which our culture’s devotion to sports has reflected and caused changes that have spread well beyond the arena and the stadium.
Does watching the Super Bowl make you part of a community? Maybe, but who cares.