Super Bowl XLV: 56 Points and NO “vuvuzelas”!

By John W. Lillpop

The overwhelming superiority of American sports was demonstrated once again as teams from Green Bay and Pittsburgh battled in Superbowl XLV in Dallas, Texas.

Unlike the so-called World Cup of soccer in which most games end tied 0-0 or 1-1, Superbowl XLV was a spectacular display of offensive fire power and scoring as 56 thrilling points were tacked on the board.

56 points! That’s more than World Cup combatants scored during a full month of wasted days last summer!

Best of all, in Dallas there were no vuvuzelas being blown by intoxicated fans, driven to drink, as it were, by a lack of engaging entertainment on the field.

Furthermore, American football is a very complex sport in which only college graduates can compete. Brain power is as important, or more so, than brawn on the football field.

By contrast, the World Cup is all about opposing gangs of uneducated ruffians chasing a little ball up and down a grass field for hours on end, with little or nothing of substance to show for it, except for hundreds of thousands of angry and drunk fans.

Just what is the bloody point of getting all exercised about a “sport” that ends with no winners or no losers?

Given the thrills and excitement that football fans were treated to in Superbowl XLV, it is a shame that one team had to lose.

Still, even disappointed Pittsburgh Steeler fans would admit that losing is far better than playing a game that ends tied!