February 04, 2007

Superbowl Sunday

I am not a football person, so on Superbowl Sunday I feel like a Jew on Christmas. For me, this is a Sunday just like any other, but everybody around me has been clearing out their calendars. I don't even know who is playing or when the game starts....

I find it interesting that you can see large U.S. troop deployments by looking at NFL queries on Google Trends: per capita, there seem to be more American football fans in Iraq than there are in the United States. Serbia also scores high.


Commenter Jon points out RPS made an appearance in a commercial last night.

But what a cheater! Everybody knows what covers rock. And RPS is quite ruthless enough without cheating. Go build a bot.

Posted by David at February 4, 2007 08:43 AM

You might be intersted in the Rock-paper-scissors commercial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wV0B3maUK0E

Posted by: Jon Smith at February 5, 2007 02:12 AM

For the life of me and being from that far-off land, I can't figure out why Serbians would be so interested in the Super Bowl (especially in the middle of the night!)... American football is not something that's played there! Definitely an oddity. Perhaps I'll conduct an informal poll of my cousins to see what might have led to the "uptick" in the Google stats.

Posted by: Olga at February 5, 2007 07:44 PM

Sometimes the game is fun, especially if you hate the Irsay family, which I do. (David, they are the family which owns the Colts and sneakily moved them out of Baltimore in the middle of the night by Mayflower trucks right after a Super Bowl win.) It's always at a different level when there's a personal interest involved. (My hatred of corporate subsidy for people who don't need it.)

Posted by: mapgirl at February 7, 2007 03:16 PM
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