Sunday, February 1, 2009

Our Spanish Superbowl

Superbowl. Football. About as American as you can get. Husband, Oldest Son and Youngest Son engrossed right now – watching and cheering. Husband explaining to his two sons what is happening play by play. All three piled together on a loveseat.

Wait. There is something not quite right. Oh Yeah – all the explosive commentary is in Spanish. Husband, Oldest Son and Youngest Son do not even seem to notice. I ask Oldest Son and Youngest Son if they understand. Youngest Son proceeds to tell me some football fact about how it took 6 years to get … okay, okay he clearly understands the Spanish commentary.

Wait. No over-priced, obnoxious commercials. Most of the commercials are in Spanish and many are of a public service variety. Two commercials, Lays potato chips and Modela beer, seem to be made in Spanish especially for this American event.

Just for the record, Husband, Oldest Son and Youngest Son are all cheering for Cardinals.


Steve Cotton said...

And I didn't even get to see the game. I ended up sleeping away the entire afternoon. On the other hand, I don't have a television set.

But this will be another great memory for you and your boys (all 3 of them).

On Mexican Time said...

I too was watching the game, and this year was a pleasure as last year Q.Roo was having one of their elections...We all know what happens on election day - no booze!!

Very cool that youngest son is grasping spanish so well :))

Anonymous said...

Nice to know my brother and nephews got to see a great game. I also wanted Kurt Warner and the Cards to win. But a great game anyway. Tell everyone I said hi. Have a great week!

Calypso said...

Since I have mostly given up on U.S. football (even before our move to Mexico) I really only have watched the Superbowls (I have seen them all!)

The last two years games have been VERY good to watch -

I was rooting for the Cardinals in a room full of Steelers fans - happy until the last minute or so ;-)