Friday, February 12, 2010

Super Bowl Party

Every year for quite a while now, I mosey on over to Las Vegas to spend Super Bowl weekend – placing my legal bets on who I think will win, and at least one other wager (most likely the over/under).

I’ve watched the game at sports books, and at “big game parties.” I even shelled out a hundred bucks one year to attend a classy party at the Paris Hotel & Casino. The past two years, I’ve gone to the free one at Tuscany Suites & Casino.

It’s fun to watch a game in those venues, with up to 500 screaming fans cheering for their teams as the game is played out on four or more giant screens. The food and beer is cheap and the company is quite convivial.

Why, the people there even cheer and boo during the commercials! Three commercials were totally booed this year:

Dodge: A guy makes all kinds of promises to his woman if she’ll let him buy a Charger R/T.

Dove Men+Care: Reflections on a guy’s life journey, including first kiss, and marriage.

Focus on the Family: The Tim Tebow mom’s ad that caused controversy before the game but turned out to be much ado about nothing.

Hey! You gotta remember, these parties are attended mostly by men.

The party-goers’ favorites?

Mars Snickers: Betty White gets creamed.

Bud Light: The house made out of full beer cans.

Denny’s: Free Grand Slam breakfast day.

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