Cher In The City

Cher Best is a guest columnist | cherbest@clearchannel.com.

Cher in the City: Watching Super Bowl watchers is a blast

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I think February is such a fabulously funny month.

Of course, it has nothing to do with the fact that it’s the month my birthday falls in, or even that it’s the month that welcomes Valentine’s Day.

It’s not one thing that makes February such a hot month. It’s a combination of things, but it’s amusing to me mostly because of the Super Bowl and how some men act on that day.

This Sunday, the 46th Super Bowl will take place at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Kickoff is at 6:30 p.m. on NBC. Men, and some women, too, will be glued to the tube to watch the New York Giants and the New England Patriots battle it out for guts and glory … not to mention a ring, a whole lot of money and bragging rights.

Now pardon me if I’m not overly excited by Super Bowl Sunday and “The Game.” I’m simply not much of a football girl. I must admit however, that there is something kind of appealing and basic about men fighting it out for the glory.

In fact, the more I think about it, there is something pretty sexy about a man watching the game – especially when he is down with his team until the bitter end or at least until the clock runs out. That whole thrill-of-victory, agony-of-defeat thing even sounds pretty cool. BUT … what makes it funny is the actual “reality TV” antics of men on Super Bowl Sunday.

I enjoy reality TV because the people on it are so over the top, but so are guys while watching the Super Bowl.

Where else can I enjoy the excitement of the game, the trash talking, the half time show and the really funny commercials … did I mention the trash talking?

In fact, Super Bowl Sunday generally brings a number of other comedic scenarios. Check out how fast the fellas try to get off work and get out of church, off the phone and away from snuggle time THIS Sunday. I promise you, it is hilarious.

Watch with amusement as the honey-do list goes undone this Sunday, men beat their chests and high five when their teams get a touchdown.

Some men will become silent and withdrawn (THIS is either a sign that his team is losing or the beer is almost gone). Needless to say, both are fairly funny.

Ladies, as you prepare for your weekend, lets all have a moment of reflection … and then resign ourselves to the fact that cars will not get washed, yard work will not get done and trash will not get taken down to or up from the curbs. There are a number of other chores that simply will be forgotten.

I say to all the Super Bowl fans (guys in particular), I shall enjoy Super Bowl XLVI not merely because of the game but because of the comedy you are about to provide live.

Basketball Wives and Lifetime television shows can wait. I’ll be watching the guys as they watch the game – and getting a little comic relief this Sunday! Back-to-reality Monday will be here soon enough.

THE BIG GAME

Super Bowl XLVI between the New York Giants and New England Patriots kicks off at 6:30 p.m. Sunday on NBC. Pre-game coverage will air from 1-6 p.m. with game coverage from 6-10 p.m. Or watch online starting at 2 p.m. at www.nbcsports.com.


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