Super Bowl Sunday is fast approaching. Here is an excerpt from an article I wrote for WorldMag.com about how and why to enjoy the big game.
I have loved football since my pee wee playing days at Pearl Park in Minneapolis. I fell in love with the Minnesota Vikings during the same time period while growing up just a few blocks from the Metrodome where they play (and have since felt like a lover scorned more often than not.) It is not just playing the game that I love, nor is it the Vikings. No, it is the game itself with all of its aggression, drama, skill, passion, competition, and spectacular displays of athleticism.
But just as much as I love football others of you dislike it or simply don’t care about it. Your passions might be for music, literature, cooking, art, technology, gaming, or any of a million past times. And that is fine and good.
But I make one request of you: for one day a year, and one day only, be a football fan.
Be a fan for one day for a single purpose: People.
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