Well, as I've mentioned before, I only do football Thanksgiving, New Years, and Super Bowl. And here came Super Bowl. So, I decided that rather than watching the game by myself, or having a party some other weekend, I'd have a combined Backgammon Tournament and Super Bowl Sunday party all rolled into one!
I told everyone that if they wanted to come, they had to wear Super Bowl gear. The picture shows my gear. Though the Patriot's sweatshirt is Marissa's, I did buy a new cap for myself! It was the least I could do, because, after all, the Patriot's were 18 - 0 going for the second team in history to make it a sweep of 19 - 0 against the New York Giants and would have been their fourth Super Bowl win.
Unfortunately, the Pat's couldn't pull it off, and Super Bowl 42 went to the Giants. Regardless, we had a good time. I opened the doors at 2:00pm as I wanted to get my dinner done early so it could simmer and steep. I fixed a multi bean, multi meat, medium hot ranch hand chili with trail biscuits. It was a great hit, but as usual I made too much. I'll have chile for weeks...
There wasn't much backgammon going on as we were all pretty much engaged in watching all the pregame stuff - which can sometimes be more interesting than the game itself. I'm afraid, though, that I'm footballed out having watched this stuff from 2:00pm until 10:30pm; I have OD'd on football and am all set for awhile, I think.