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Super ready for the Super Bowl
Patty Leon new

Superbowl Sunday is here!

Not that my team is playing in it, because they’re not, but still, it’s the BIG GAME and I just want to cheer for the underdog. And in my opinion, it’s the Chiefs this year because the other team has that top rated quarterback who shall not be named.

I didn’t like his former team up north either.

The oldest quarterback going up against a formidable younger quarterback who brought his team back from a double-digit deficit in the fourth quarter last year for the win against the 49ers.

I think this game will be thrilling. At least I hope it is.

I am one of those Super Bowl fans who watches the game for the ads as much as the game. Throughout the years there have been some classic Super Bowl commercial for sure.

BUD---WEIS---ER (said in my best Budweiser Frogs voice from their 1995 Super Bowl ad)

But just like everything else related to COVID-19 and the ongoing- appears to be never ending- pandemic, this year the Superbowl will be missing some very high-profile commercials normally associated with the BIG GAME.

This year iconic commercials from Budweiser and Bud Light will not be aired during the game. The Anheuser-Busch company will be spending the $5.5 million that would normally go to a 30-second spot, to buy air-time encouraging people to get vaccinated for COVID-19. 

No Clydesdales. DANG!

Last year’s all Alexa, all electronic version of Budweiser’s iconic “whassup” True campaign (from 2006) was perfect for the 2020 Bowl game.

M&M, Pringles, Coke, Pepsi, Toyota, and a few other high brand companies are also using funds normally spent on ads to further causes such as feeding the hungry and helping others during a pandemic. Now some of these companies are planning to run smaller ads during the game, but they will definitely have a different look and feel. Some may even offer a good laugh at the crazy year that 2020 turned out to be. And with some of the big players taking a seat on the sidelines it will be interesting to see which commercial we all will be talking about on Monday after the game. 

Super Bowl is also an eating event, at least it is at my house. 

In fact, I’m challenging my Mom to see who can make the most outrageous Super Bowl burger. I’m thinking three-patties tall with four types of melted cheese, bacon, lettuce onion, tomato, topped with fried onion rings and BBQ sauce.

She is planning a super meat burger with a hamburger patty, fried pork belly, pulled pork, slices of brisket topped with bacon Cole-slaw and grilled onions on Texas Toast.

Challenge number two will pit Mom and I against each other in making chicken wings. I’m going with garlic Parmesan wings while Mom is going to make some spicy Teriyaki wings.

Challenge three will be making the best loaded French Fries. I’m thinking twice fried, hand sliced potatoes, topped with a spicy meat chili, melted cheddar cheese, jalapenos, pico-de-gallo, and diced white onions.

Mom’s version is covered with melted mozzarella diced tomatoes pulled pork and fried onion rings.

We are either going to have leftovers for days (unless my brother comes over) or we will be in a food coma for months!

And of course, there will be BEER! Well beer for me, Mom prefers wine. 

I was rooting for the Chiefs last year too.

When it looked like the game was lost, I recall those beers were replaced with a few rum and cokes. Just in case I may need to make a quick stop at the liquor store on Saturday.

Either way I think it’s going to be a close game, right now the Chiefs are predicted to win by a three-point spread. But I wouldn’t count that other guy out just yet. He has played in 10 Bowl games and earned six rings, so there’s that too.


-Patty Leon

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