Thursday, February 5, 2009

Superbowl Monday

In Kenya we celebrate "Superbowl Monday" instead of Superbowl Sunday. It's not that we're behind the times, it's that we're ahead by 8 to 12 hours (depending on the state you're in). So we had a Superbowl party on Monday night, 15 hours after it began. The rules were as follows:
1. No looking on the internet to see the game results.
2. If you know the results, no telling the score.
3. Bring snacks to share.
We crowded 25 friends into our living-room to enjoy a great game...
We projected the game on the wall for the big-screen effect, and watched a VHS copy that had been recorded from Kenyan ESPN at 4 am.With a crowd of friends, chips and dip, and American commentators, it felt like a normal Superbowl experience. The only thing that was really different was the commercials. WE MISSED ALL THE AWESOME AMERICAN SUPERBOWL COMMERCIALS! Because it was taped from Kenyan TV, we got to watch the same five Kenyan commercials at every break. Ugh! On the plus side, we could fast-forward through all of them. But I must admit, I missed those million dollar commercials the Superbowl is famous for. Luckily, it was a great game, and it was actually worth watching. Go Cardinals! :(


  1. Kim:

    You did not miss anything special. I watched the commercials and most were stupid.


  2. Kim,

    Your Dad is right. Could not believe all that money was spent and that's all they could come up with. The Clydesdale's however, were entertaining. Looking forward to seeing you when you get back.


  3. Back again. Here is link to all SB2009 commercials.