The Super Bowl was Sunday. I am not a sports fan, and thus I did not watch it. I used to try to watch it just for the commercials, but the commercials were never all that great.
I once read that "Super Bowl" was the best term to generate hits for one's blog. I can believe it; the pointless and very silly blog post that I wrote on the spur of the moment about the 2011 Super Bowl has received 57 page views, more than twice the number of any other individual post on my blog.
From what I can remember of Super Bowl history, which covers maybe the last thirty years or so, the game has gradually become more of a holiday than an athletic event. I wonder how many people who watch the Super Bowl have no real interest in the game itself, and instead just want to go to a party, eat too much, and then spend the next day complaining about having eaten too much.
But then, that's probably not a profound or novel insight on my part.