Friday, February 02, 2007

Super Bowl

Before class today, my students were talking about the Super Bowl. I listened while I was taking my coat off, then put on my best innocent face and said, “Is there a football game or something?” I wish I’d had a camera to capture their collective look of horror. It was really classic.

That’s all the comment I’m going to have about the Super Bowl.

4 comments:

Student said...

made the same comment...got similar reaction...it is amazing..and it is usually a lousy game!
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nicole said...

ha! i love that! one of my students (the one writing his oped about the bcs) just about fell out of his chair when i said that the only part of football that is worth writing about is the beverages. what, i asked, is the point of watching a football game without a good beverage? he was not amused. that was also the day i told them that if they didn't staple their papers i would fail them. ah, the panic. hehe.

Octavia said...

One of my students gave me a bad moment today when he asked if I'd ever had anyone turn in a paper stuck together with duct tape, and whether there would be any kind of penalty for that.

@ student: I like college football, but I stopped watching pro football years ago. I just think it's boring. Seriously, I'll bet the Super Bowl wasn't nearly as exciting as Boise St. vs. Oklahoma in the Fiesta Bowl, and that wasn't even the championship game.

Heidi said...

Ah, but you have all not experienced REAL football... the game which actually USES the feet to move the ball down the pitch. I speak of what you Americans call "soccer"... Now, THERE'S a football I can get behind. In more ways than one! :) Don't you all wish you lived over here in England with me... the Super Bowl was "huh, what?" Saw an add or two on the telly, but heard not a peep about it other than that. Here's a lovely way to shock your students even worse: Tell them you have a friend who didn't even remember what day the Super Bowl was on, and that she doesn't, to this day (March 1), know who played or who won this year...