So I may have mentioned it before, but I am a huge sports fan. That makes a day like Super Bowl Sunday a major event in our house. No, we don’t have a party, nor do we attend any parties. Parties are a distraction. And no, neither my favorite team or Don’s favorite team is playing today. But that doesn’t matter. The Super Bowl is a big deal to us each and every year.
In my opinion, the best part of the game is the actual game. Yea, some of the commercials are clever. I still remember that adorable one from a couple years ago with the kid pretending to be Darth Vader who thinks he starts the car. Great commercial. But I’m not just watching for the commercials.
I’m also not just watching for the halftime entertainment, though I have enjoyed a few acts in recent years, namely Prince, Tom Petty, and Bruce Springsteen. No offense Beyonce, but I haven’t been able to get down with your music since the Destiny’s Child days. If you get some of your former group members out on stage for a rendition of “Bills, Bills, Bills,” then maybe I’ll watch. But I’ll probably spend halftime this year cleaning up from dinner.
Speaking of dinner, we are making the easiest, most delicious chicken tacos known to man, compliments of tastykitchen.com. Of course it’s a recipe I came across on Pinterest. You just take some boneless skinless chicken breasts, a jar of salsa, and a packet of taco seasoning and throw it in the crock pot. We scoop this on some taco shells (hard or soft, doesn’t matter), pile on our favorite toppings, and serve with rice and beans. Yum! And the leftovers are perfect for topping nachos or stuffing quesadillas, or for tortilla soup as you’ll see on the recipe. You can even make a bunch and freeze half for a future dinner.
Now back to the game. I do think it’s pretty awesome to have two brothers facing off as coaches. Their parents must be ridiculously proud and ridiculously torn at the same time. While you know one son will end up on top of the world, the other will be dealing with the loss. But in my opinion, I doubt this will be the last time we see either Harbaugh in the Super Bowl. These are two coaches who will be in the league for a long time.
I think this is going to be an awesome game. I have a lot of respect for both teams, and this is a championship game that could really go either way. But sports fans always have their own predictions, so here’s mine: Ravens 34- Niners 24. Don’t hate on me San Fran. I’m a Jersey girl, so I’m a little partial to Jersey native Joe Flacco and Rutgers star Ray Rice. Overall, I am just looking forward to some quality football.
So here’s to a great Super Bowl Sunday, whether you are in it for the parties, the commercials, the halftime show, or the football. Game on.