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It’s a super game, no matter who’s playing

It doesn’t matter who is playing, it’s all about the game.

It costs $2 million for 30 seconds of commercial broadcasting during the Super Bowl, Mediaweek magazine reported. Corporations are willing to pay such outrageous prices because we will watch no mater who is playing.

We love this game.



Three years ago no one cared about the St. Louis Rams or the Tennessee Titans – neither team existed. Now both teams are in the Super Bowl, and still, it doesn’t matter.

Jim Putman, of Raleigh, N.C., said, “I’m a big football fan but it is not the traditional teams, so it’s definitely not as exciting as it has been in the past.” But he and his wife said they will probably watch the game Sunday in the Harrah’s Lake Tahoe sports book.



Another man sitting at a bar in Harrah’s brusquely said he didn’t care about the game but when asked if he would watch it, he said, “Yeah, I’ll see the game,” and went back to video poker.

Tom Miller of Steamers Bar and Grill, which is having a private Super Bowl party, said, “I think the new teams are a great thing. But we were hoping the 49ers will win, but I don’t think they are going to.”

A man watching the Rams beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last Sunday proclaimed that he is a Rams fan, but then admitted that he likes them because they are such unlikely champions.

He is right.

The Rams, in both Los Angeles and St. Louis, have the worst record in the 1990s. At the beginning of the season the odds were 200 to 1 against them winning the Super Bowl.

Putman’s wife, Larisa, a Cleveland Browns fan, said “I think it is wonderful that it’s not the traditional teams.”

Dave Probert, the Harvey’s sports book manager, agreed saying Super Bowl betting has been very high.

“This game is very exciting. Every TV in the entire casino will have the Super Bowl on, and the call of the game will be on the PA system instead of music, so the entire casino will be really energized for the game,” he said.

Notice he didn’t mention the Rams or the Titans.

It doesn’t matter who is playing, it’s all about the game.


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