Well, it is Super Bowl Sunday, and I'm two hours away from beginning preparations for the Fourth Annual Super Bowl Picnic with The Kittens. Seems that before I showed up on the scene here, there wasn't much in the way of football watching going on. Back in Super Bowl 2008, the older of the Kittens informed me that the Super Bowl was coming up, and that she wanted to watch it because she heard "there were funny commercials". Seizing the opportunity, I proposed that she and her younger sister and I have a "Super Bowl Party", while we watched the game. The Kittens thought this a capital idea.
Well, soon after that first Super Bowl started, the Kittens realized they weren't terribly into football, and that many of the commercials simply sailed over their heads. Fearing disaster, I called an audible...The Puppy Bowl.
Seems that while the Super Bowl is on (and today, from 3PM until midnight), Animal Planet broadcasts this fantastic bit of TV in which squads of puppies take to a mockup football field and romp and play with each other. The Kittens can watch this FOR HOURS, and I could probably too. Riveting stuff with very cute puppies.
So, now we've woven The Puppy Bowl formally into the day--we watch some game, some commercials, and some puppy bowl, all while eating my famous nachos (famous here, at least), chicken wings, shrimp, bacon-wrapped scallops, crab balls and veggies.
Slowly, but surely, the Kittens are becoming football fans.
Green Bay over Pittsburgh 17-9