The state of the game
By Rick Kazmer
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A few hundred million people probably watched the Super Bowl Sunday for reasons that have nothing to do with the championship.
The half-time show and commercials are giving the game strong competition for why people care about the biggest matchup of the NFL season.
It is hard to say what that will mean for the game moving forward. The people who run the show are going to gear the presentation to whatever carries the most interest ‚Äî and makes the most money. More commercials and longer, more over-the-top half-time shows are a likely result. This can only take away from the football game.
The game is in a state of rapid change. Needed safety measures are altering the style of play while league officials make a push for longer seasons.
President Obama in comments before the Super Bowl acknowledged that the game will likely change into something that will trouble many fans ‚Äî at least the ones who like big hits.
Maybe a statement from the White House has no real power when dealing in the realm of professional sports. And the NFL remains the most popular sport in the country with millions of hard-core fans. But it would be interesting to know how many people took their bathroom breaks when the game was being played on Sunday.
It will be interesting to see what 2020‚Äôs Super Bowl will be like.
My prediction: A one-hour long half-time show with lots of faux singing and digital elements; mind-numbingly ridiculous commercials, likely in 3D; and a little bit of football.
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