So, tomorrow is the big day, the one fans of the event have been waiting for over the last year as they have done every year before for as long as the event has taken place. There are three sides to it – those who are fans for one side, those who are fans for the other, and those who are pretty much disinterested. Forget about those who show little to no interest and let’s concentrate of they who savor every moment of how it will play out.
Many come to watch it from across our nation, in fact some come from abroad to watch it. They arrive early on the day or even early in the week and stay at local hotels enriching the local economy where events unfold. Others will watch it televised live, some will watch it after the fact but all are enthusiastic some to the point of being frenzied. The news media will give it lots of coverage and talk about it throughout the day. It is an American tradition that has gone on almost as long any memory can serve or so it seems. People celebrate it with food and drink and come together in at least the thousands or tens of thousands to watch it live. Those watching it on TV number in the millions. It is that big of an event.
Some folks wager on it, others merely predict how it will play out and end, others argue about how it will go, some folks just guess which way it will go who are not really a fan of either side of it. Some quote statistics of the event in years gone by, others wonder if records will be broken and set. Yet others or some of the same wonder about whether or not anyone will be injured and how it will affect their ability to complete their tasks. Everyone who participates as a spectator enjoys it at least to some degree if not greatly – why bother watching if there is no joy in it for you.
I’d like to attend one year before I kick the bucket – it’s on my list. I’ve never been to that grand of an event before that brings so many from so far together in one place. While it would be some great expense for me to travel to where it’s held any given year, I think it would be worth it if only for the excitement factor and man oh man it is almost always edge of your seat exciting – at least for me. I wonder where you will be and wonder more where I’ll set mine arse to watch while it takes place tomorrow, when the opposing sides come together, those who say it will be one way and those who say another, and then at the moment when the anticipation ends and that little furball Punxsutawney Phil is pulled out of his hole and either sees his shadow or not.
Have a happy Groundhog Day and enjoy the Super Bowl while you're at it.
All the best,