Friday, February 01, 2008

The Friday Five: Superbowl and Saints

Sally at Eternal Echoes writes;
There is so much going on this weekend that I thought I'd provide an options Friday 5!!!!

First Superbowl ( someone explain to this Brit the significance)- love it or hate it?

5 reasons please!!!!! I can’t explain it—I don’t like football at all and don’t know one team from another. I can give you 5 reasons it annoys me:
1. It’s taking up valuable TV time.
2. People talk about it as if it’s important.
3. Magazines and newspapers are full of dumb articles about how to host a Superbowl party.
4. I find the rules of football immensely boring.
5. The players are paid a ridiculous amount of money and the advertisers pay a ridiculous amount of money to inspire us to buy more stuff, and then we get to hear about how much a Superbowl advertising spot costs, and who paid the most, blah blah blah. At least some of the commercials are entertaining—but I can always watch those on YouTube later.
Second Candlemas/ Imbloc/ Groundhog day/ St Brigid's day- all of these fall on either the 1st or 2nd February.

I do, however, offer this link on how Famous Authors Predict the Winner of the Superbowl.

1. Do you celebrate one or more of these? Some of these I’ve never even heard of? What’s Imbloc? What’s Candlemas? Are they pagan holidays? And I imagine if so that there is a direct connection between them and St. Brigid. But no, I don’t celebrate any of these.
2. How? N/A
3. Is this a bit of fun or deeply significant? N/A
4. Are festivals/ Saints days important to you? Nope. I don’t know the saints and my Southern Baptist upbringing has imbued me with a resistance to the whole saint thing, not to mention paganism. It’s not that I have a problem with people celebrating saints or the great goddess, just that it has no appeal to me on any level. Except that I like the artwork inspired by saints, and I find syncretism interesting.
5.Name your favourite Saints day/ celebration. I don’t have one except Christmas.

Bonus- 2nd Feburary is also my Birthday- I will donate £1.00 for every comment on my Friday Five Post to the Methodist Relief and Development Fund.
That’s a great thing for you to do! As you can see, it inspired me to talk about football! And HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SALLY!


  1. Thanks for playing Alice! And for talking football.... hanve a great weekend :-)

  2. I don't get the superbowl either -- except the commercials.

  3. I like your 5 annoyances! Enjoy the weekend and have a party just for the heck of it.

  4. love this ... thanks for stopping by my blog ... it's been too long. I have been praying for the health of all your family ... hang in there!

  5. Tell Firecracker thanks so much for naming Nickle. I love the name and it suits him. We have a buyer for him but they will keep the name too. I have 2 does ready to kid soon. Their kids will be registered. So Firecracker and her sister can both pick names if they like and we will put the names they choose on their registration papers. Diva and Sammi are due any day and will let you know when we have kids. Give the girls a hug for us.