The Wonderful Weirdness of Super Bowl XLVII

The Wonderful Weirdness of Super Bowl XLVII

February 06, 2013
Written by Daniel Hazard


Having survived another Super Bowl Sunday with all the media hype, fanfare,  predictions, and even a power outage, this article offers a light-hearted recap of the game's weirder moments.

"1, 2, 3! Hut! Hut! Hike!" Quarterback sneak. Creator of revelry and delight, help us to set aside Sabbath time for play, sport, and wackiness. Intercept  our carefully crafted, linear plans that we might be dazzled and even rattled into surprising territory.

Our predictions must seem amusing to you, O God. Rather than laugh at life we incessantly keep score in all things, including our amusement—winners and losers, Nielsen ratings, crowd attendance, and even the commercials!

Help us to realize that wackiness is holy. There were talking donkeys and floating axes long before DreamWorks and Pixar animation. Spark our ability to take risks, have fun, and throw hail marys without hesitation. No doubt passes will get dropped but, win or lose, on the occasions when they're caught do yourself a favor: pause for the cause and bust a move! Amen.       

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