The National Football League isn't shy about discussing the 40th Super Bowl. (www.nfl.com) Looks like it will be "Twitter-Fueled." That's hardly surprising. A year or so from now, and the Lemming thinks it's likely that an online community being involved in a sports event will be as unremarkable as reporters using cameras and telephones are now.
The Super Bowls are a major cultural event here in America - and an unofficial one. More about that, from a distinct point of view:
- "How the NFL turned the Super Bowl into a phenomenon"
Joe Flint, Los Angeles Times (February 4, 2011) (No, really: they date-stamped it for tomorrow: maybe they're on UTC)
On the other hand, it occurs to the Lemming that the Super Bowl is popular - because a great many Americans who don't work for the Los Angeles Times like football, at least to watch. "Football" in the American sense of the word - as distinct from soccer. You know: the game played by guys about the size and weight of refrigerators, chasing a ball that's longer than it's wide or tall.
The Super Bowl game is this Sunday - and the local Soo Bahk Do class is meeting early, so folks can get home in time to watch the game.
Soo Bahk Do? It's a sort of Karate - except the martial art developed in Korea. Which is why members of the Lemming's family are learning to read and speak Korean. (March 14, 2010, in passing)