Eddie Doherty The Guru
What's the big fuss about the Superbowl in America?
FROM my perspective, I am not all that interested in the Super Bowl specifically.
I am just a person interested in all sport and the Super Bowl is just another sporting event.
In America and in the minds of those dedicated grid iron supporters around the world, Super Bowl is the grand final to beat all grand finals.
There is some interesting trivia that puts this event's size above others ? like there are more Super Bowl than New Year's Eve parties in America, and the game is broadcast in 182 countries, about 88% of all the countries in the world. More than $50 million is spent on food for the four day carnival.
The half time entertainment is a big deal, this year it's the Rolling Stones, in 2004 it was Janet Jackson, and most of us remember the wardrobe accident that cast an even bigger spotlight on the centre stage.
While not everyone is all that interested in the celebration, the fuss seems to come from the Americans celebrating a national event, just like our Melbourne Cup celebrations.
This is just multiplied to include the larger population of America and those countries that are obsessed with everything American.