According to a new study, except for Christmas, the Super Bowl is the most important day of the year for American men. Better than the 4th of July, Thanksgiving, their birthday... It's true:
A further finding in the poll shows that the Super Bowl is the second most important day in an American male's life during the year. The poll results show that men get excited for the Super Bowl more than any other day, with the exception of Christmas, and look forward to it more than their anniversary, birthday or Thanksgiving.
Who knows how accurate the polling is—it was conducted by the Penn Schoen Berland, which sounds pretty official—but this much is certain. If people really do value the Super Bowl more than Thanksgiving and 4th of July, then there's something seriously wrong here.
I mean, the Super Bowl's great, and it's the one day of the year when the entire country watches the same thing, at the same time, and collectively consumes upwards of a trillion calories' worth of three bean dip and buffalo wings. It'spretty much perfect.
But better than Thanksgiving? Better than 4th of July? Let's be serious.
I love the Super Bowl, but if Americans are going to start calling it the best day of the year, the let's be clear: It's not even the best sports holiday of the year. Half the time, the game's a complete dud. Also, it attracts a lot of people that know nothing about sports, but insist on talking throughout the game. Not always a bad thing, but depending on where you watch the game, it can get pretty excruciating to hear a bunch of people say stuff like, "I have a feeling Aaron Rodgers is going to be key for Green Bay tonight." Oh really, doctor?!
Seriously. Want to talk about the best day of a sports fan's year? That's the first two days of March Madness, and I'm already excited for 2011. This year, Charles Barkley and Jimmer Freddette will be prominently involved, so the best will be even better. Let's be serious. Even Thanksgiving and Christmas can't compete with that.