I pretty much love everything about American football. I love the Sunday morning pre-game shows, I love the halftime updates and I love the Monday morning quarterbacking. I love the breakaway runs, I love the trick plays and I love the hail marys. I love the snacks you eat during the game and, of course, I love the Super Bowl.
Unfortunately, I also love the Vikings. Our team has been in existence since 1961 and yet has never won the Super Bowl. We're the team that all the other teams break records against. In 1999 we scored more points in a single season than any other team in NFL history (we have since been out-scored by the New England Patriots), and still managed to lose the NFC championship game because our field goal kicker decided that the only field goal he would miss the entire year would be the one that would have been the game winner. So we'll probably lose tonight, but what I lack in optimism I make up for in dedication. I'm not a fair-weather fan. Go ahead, lose! I'm just happy I finally get to watch the game.