I did my best to watch the Superbowl.

The Superbowl has jumped to near holiday status–a hugely patriotic event–and food is a primary focus. Grocery stores were as crowded as they were right before Thanksgiving.

But Superbowls have a knack for being the most boring game of the entire year. The teams are just too evenly matched and it ends up being a game of defense vs. defense. The commercials always end up being the best reason to watch.

Loved this one!

The Clydesdale commercials are always great, too, but, unlike 99% of Superbowl viewers, I’m not a beer drinker.

So, in between commercials, the game lived up to its predictable course. Low scoring. Bodies piling up. And sadly, Kurt Warner’s team trailing behind. (I’m a fan of Kurt Warner, a committed Christian with a very cool rags to riches story.)

After half-time, I gave up and walked my dog in the beautiful (and I mean beautiful! like a July morning) California sunshine. I know there are plenty of women who love football…admirable women who can talk stats and plays, but I passed dozens of women walking, with or without dogs.

Did you ever wonder why a football was given the name “pigskin?” It’s because it was once made up of a pig bladder. Hence the name…pigskin. Ick.

No wonder I prefer tennis.

About Suzanne

Suzanne Woods Fisher writes bestselling, award winning fiction and non-fiction books about the Old Order Amish for Revell Books. Her interest in the Plain People began with her Old Order German Baptist grandfather, raised in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Suzanne's app, Amish Wisdom, delivers a daily Amish proverb to your phone or iPad. She writes a bi-monthly column for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazine. She lives with her family in California and raises puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind. To Suzanne's way of thinking, you can't take life too seriously when a puppy is running through your house with someone's underwear in its mouth.


  1. Lindsey says:

    Did you catch the last 5 minutes? That’s when all the action happened!!!

    I like your title to the blog entry….XXXXXVVVVVIIII….yeah…
    which one was it anyway?