The 2018 Games

I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty much footballed out. After the college Division I championship, the other professional league, the NFL, will decide who’s No. 1 with its playoffs and the Super Bowl, of course.

The Super Bowl has become a grotesque salute to so much of what makes America what we are these days: extremely expensive excess that is only for the filthy rich; a garish halftime show; the intrigue this year about which players will ignore its contrived patriotism; and, certainly, the game itself, with injuries on seemingly every play. But most of all, the event fills the need for some venue to show those grossly expensive, clever commercials. It’s a financial orgy that only the U. S. of A. could present. I wouldn’t miss it.

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