I was thinking of more than just football while watching the game last Sunday. I was thinking: America is good at free enterprise. Any country that can play a football game and have 97 million people watch it on TV is doing something right. The advertisements are so entertaining that people watch for the commercials as well as the game. Talk about capitalism.
Recently, Paul Krugman wrote an editorial for the New York Times titled, “America is Not Yet Lost.” I felt the tone reflected a certain hopelessness about America’s future that is becoming all too prevalent.
The Super Bowl was a non-literary counterpoint to this idea. Maybe that is why it was the second most watched TV program in history. To me, it wasn’t a football game. It was America in action.