I've never watched a superbowl. I am not a fan of professional sports -- period. I think they are a waste of time. I also think they amount to nothing more than sublimated violence (and in the case of ice hockey, it's not all that sublimated). I also think they are hugely counterproductive. It's not for nothing that the Roman emperors controlled the masses with pan et circenses. It was by giving the Roman citizens bread and public spectacles (in Nero's time, the feeding of Christians to lions) that their leaders controlled them.
In modern times, as Eldridge Cleaver put it, the people will never revolt as long as there are supermarkets. I agree, though I would make it: the people will never revolt as long as they have supermarkets and the Super Bowl. (Have you noticed how so many people in the stores are stocking up on chips, dips, and beer? That's so that they can have diabetic or coronary reactions and, when inebriated, curse and beat their wives.)
This year will be super difficult, as I am a fan of The Who, for one thing, and for another wanted to see how far the Dobson Family will go in making abortion look like a capital offense for the abortionist and a stoning crime for the poor pregnant woman. (After all, is there really any real difference between an American theocrat and a Muslim Mullah?) That CBS accepted the ad featuring a sob story from a player speaks poorly of them. Perhaps it should subject the network to what is left of the equal opportunity to respond laws. Say, Planned Parenthood at no cost. As I keep suggesting, we need to amend the IRS rule prohibiting support of a candidate by a religious group. They should lose their non-profit status by merely lobbying for passage of all legislation based entirely on dogma.