10 Things That Can Prevent You or Any Man From Viewing The Super Bowl

It's nearing that time again

Sunday, Feb. 1, 6:30 p.m. eastern time, the biggest football game of the year will start in Glendale, Arizona pitting The Seattle Seahawks against The New England Patriots, current stars of "Deflate Gate," a humiliating moment that got this tag when NFL officials found 11 deflated footballs brought by the Patriots to the NFC Championship Game and these same officials are now whispering among themselves that by using deflated footballs may have led the Patriots to such an easy victory over Andrew Luck and the Indy Colts 49-7.

Embarrassing. Shameful. But true. That's all I want to say of that asinine event because I am sick of hearing every sports and non-sports network air commentaries on this one subject day and night since the deflated footballs were discovered.

Pete Carroll - head coach, Seattle Seahawks
Pete Carroll - head coach, Seattle Seahawks

The mysterious deflated footballs

How's this for obvious statements? "We have played by all of the NFL rules and did not have one thing to do with this," remarked stone-faced Bill Billichick, head coach of the Patriots and his male model quarterback, Tom Brady's statement was just as predictable: "We were not aware of this and we do not play that type of game." What else could they say?

But as of Monday, Jan. 26, ESPN released a newsflash that "an" employee of the Patriots who was in charge of the footballs that were tampered with, no allegedly about it, was caught on video cameras making suspicious moves with the football and he was going to be questioned by NFL officials. But leave it to male model Tom Brady who clear the muddy waters with this statement: "Yeah, the NFL is going to investigate this embarrassing event, but they are going to wait until after the Super Bowl." What? After the Super Bowl?

Tom Brady and Bill Billichick

A crime's a crime no matter who commits it

What will the NFL do if, during the Super Bowl, these 11 "guilty" footballs being held in custody with no bail, fall into the hands of some other sneaker who tampers with them again? Will that mean that the NFL will have their own version of Watergate?

Pardon me for saying this, but it's crap like this that for me has tainted the glowing image of the Super Bowl. When then-NFL Commissioner, Pete Rozell, had the idea of having the best team from the AFL play the best team from the NFL, the Super Bowl was "super." And worth the over-priced tickets.

Pete Rozelle, NFL commissioner in the late 1960s who dreamed-up the Super Bowl

Joe and the Jets . . . good times

I can remember that the only controversy was "Broadway" Joe Namath, quarterback of the New York Jets kicking-back in his chaise lounge near the pool of the motel where he and his Jets teammates were staying in Miami, answering a reporter who asked, "Joe, who do you think will win?" Joe laughed "that" low-key laugh and replied, "The Jets. I predict it." And the headlines were raging in the hours ahead about Namath saying the most-ignorant statement that has ever been made about a football game. But Joe loved it. And proved it by defeating the Baltimore Colts 16-7.

On Sunday, Feb. 1, every head with two eyes across the U.S.A. and the world will be glued to a television or their ears set to a portable radio to take-in this mecca of sporting events. I guess that I will watch some of the game and I will not hide the fact that I am a Seahawks fan and I want them to win this game.

Russell Wilson, quarterback, Seattle Seahawks
Russell Wilson, quarterback, Seattle Seahawks
Richard Sherman, ferocious cornerback, Seattle Seahawks
Richard Sherman, ferocious cornerback, Seattle Seahawks

Setting the story up for you

Now to set this hub up for you. The famous literarian, John Steinbeck's phrase, "the most-clever laid plans of mice and men," comes to mind because we men mostly, would not miss the Super Bowl for love or money. How foolish. In fact, and in my best Joe Namath tone, "I will guarantee that there are some guys who say that nothing will stop them from watching the Super Bowl.

Better stop and think. For I happen to know that there are

10 Things That Can Prevent Any Man from Viewing The Super Bowl

Two real football legends

The master

Be honest. Would any or all of the 10 things I listed in this hub keep you from watching the Super Bowl?

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10). The birth of your first, second or third child. Believe me, Mac. If your loving wife, who couldn't attend the Super Bowl with you, should call you on your cellphone and say these words: "Huneee, it's time!" You would bolt like a terrified deer on a busy interstate. And why did you go to the Super Bowl anyway--and leaving your sweet wife at home?

9.) If the United States were suddenly attacked by enraged Cubans who were only acting grateful when President Obama opened-up relations with Cuba after 20 years or more of not talking to them. Yes, you would surely run for cover if you knew that gangs of angry Cubans were roaming wild in our streets throwing rotted bananas at every living thing.

8.) If some drunken-hooligan were to hold you at gunpoint and make you drive him to Topeka, Kansas to visit his sickly brother. You would glady get behind the wheel of your car and invite this lunatic to get into the backseat.

7.) Think of the horror, my friend, if the biggest outbreak of tornadoes known to the National Weather Service were to head for Glendale, Arizona two hours prior to the Super Bowl, do you think you would defy stadium officials and sit by yourself in the howling wind, dangerous lightning and sharp sheets of rain to watch a game that is now canceled?

6.) What if your long-time Army pal whom you have not seen in 30 years were to call you and ask could you drop by the Kennedy International Airport in New York and give him a ride to Tampa, Florida? Would you turn him down and lie about not being able to honor his request? After he took a bullet in his foot for you in basic training.

5.) Now this sensitive situation. If your sister who lives in Brazil, retired from the Peace Corps, who announced years ago that she was a lesbian, now wants to talk to you about changing back to a heterosexal female, you know good and well, she takes prescedence over Tom Brady and Billy Billichick.

4.) Would you watch the Super Bowl if Chinese terrorists called "The Rice Warriors," were to take President Obama hostage and order that all radio and television be turned off? If you argue that this wouldn't stop you then you have my undying respect.

3.) Ten minutes prior to kick-off, an undiscovered volcano erupts from the center of the football field sending thousands to their cars in fear would be a reason for you to not watch the Super Bowl.

2.) Let's say that Catherine Zeta-Jones, Michael Douglas' goddess of a wife, called YOU out of the blue and whined for you to take her out to dinner . . .THEN, you would tear through the crowd like a wild man from the dark, untamed jungles of The Amazon just to be seen with this "brunette bombshell."

1.) What if "I" were to accidentally run into you in the ticket line and start an interview for a new hub I am writing about "How It Feels to be In The Stands at The Super Bowl," would you hurt my feelings and head on inside to watch the game?

Some cooperative person you are.

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bravewarrior 22 months ago from Central Florida

I'm not a TV sports fan, so I need no reasons to not watch the Super Bowl. Call me whatever you may, but I just don't watch sports.


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Act 3 22 months ago from Athens, GA

Now I'm worried! I thought nothing could stop me from watching the Super Bowl!


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The0NatureBoy 22 months ago from Washington DC

What is preventing me from viewing it is

1) I have no desire to watch it,

2) it is overrated,

3) it's controlled like all professional sports are by big money,

4) there's nothing about it designed to enlighten my understanding of life,

5) the stupid commercials,

so I believe I'll stop there.


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vkwok 22 months ago from Hawaii

What is preventing me from viewing it is I'm not a sportsman.


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kenneth avery 22 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

vkwok,

Intelligent answer. I am impressed. Thanks for the comment and for the visit.


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kenneth avery 22 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

The0NatureBoy,

Did you and vkwok get together before you both commented? LOL. I admire and respect you both for your honesty.


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kenneth avery 22 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

Brave Warrior,

No disrespect. No ill feelings at you for not being a sports fan. Some are fans and some are not. I still admire you. And appreciate your comment and time. Come back again.


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kenneth avery 22 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

Act 3,

Thank you for your input, but what were the chances of any of these 10 events happening to you?

I am going to say that you DID get to see the Super Bowl. Now for that correct guess, what do I win?


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The0NatureBoy 22 months ago from Washington DC

No we didn't, it just so happen neither of us care to although my youngest son, ElijahAlexander, III, played pro from 1991 until spring 2002. After that I almost completely stopped watching football unless I am visiting someone who has it on and I made it my business not to Sunday.

However, I did comment on a couple of posts concerning the halftime show. Everyone seems to think the singer riding on the gold Lion is saying the anti-Christ but I believe the Illuminate is actually telling us what time it is, time for Revelation 5:5 to spring forth.


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kenneth avery 22 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

The0NatureBoy,

I admire you for your stand and being different by way of not watching football. In fact, I didn't watch all of the Super Bowl due to how arrogant one of the Patriots appears when he is on TV.

And arrogance is one thing I cannot stand.

Thanks again for the comment.


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The0NatureBoy 22 months ago from Washington DC

Not only do I not watch football but no TV unless I visiting someone or I pass by one with a news article worth watching. At one time I made sure to attempt to watch the news but not I don't even watch those lies and lopsided reportings.

You are most welcome, Kenneth,


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kenneth avery 22 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

The0NatureBoy,

Like I said earlier, I admire and respect your decision not to watch any television. And you are right. Over 80% of the things we see on the airways is orchestrated by some unseen forces that are destined to try to control our world. That sounds silly, but what about George W. Bush being a member of Skull and Bones? That is not silly. This is a serious thing, but the news media swept it away and we just forgot it.

And his dad was once the director of the C.I.A., THE most-powerful agency in the world--more powerful than the presidency in name.

These are just two of the deceiving power pockets that are alive and well in our world today.

I don't blame you for not watching any television.

Take it easy, my friend and keep your eyes open.


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The0NatureBoy 22 months ago from Washington DC

Yes, Kenneth, George H. W. was CIA head and, I believe, is responsible for the WTC incident during his presidency. It's also rumored he was in the "W H situation room" observing 9/11 and having been the president and CIA head, it was easy for him to get in. Once CIA always CIA so he still has an CIA ID that gets him where even a president can't enter. Think about that.

As for media misinformation, they kept running the video of the second plane hitting the Tower but never explained how an aluminum aircraft could leave it's image in steal beams and concrete walls and still exit out the other side of the building to disappear in thin air. Was it being done to provoke anger in the American People to go to war, which it didn't do but they still went to war in an unrelated nation before going where they supposedly were? Yes, and since then there are many arrests of people wanting to reveal to the world the actuality of the wars suggest we are to turn off the "brainwashing" attempt of the so call news and the TV altogether.

On top of that, look at all of the medication commercials announcing that they are only treating the symptoms and ignoring the causes but people still run and buy them. How can the AMA and FDA allow such when their responsibility is to ensure the meds provided "We The People" are to ensure our tranquility rather than a lifetime of being addicted to pharmaceuticals the rest of our lives to make the makers rich?

I practice hearing/reading what is being said and not assuming they are saying something meaningful. Take Obama's second address in India, he promised to work to rid that nation of poverty and all which is treason because he isn't working to elevate it here in the USA. Am I supposed to continue to listening to and watching all of that treasonous acts by our government? It angers me and although I have told them time and time again about it no one in Washington, DC will take action to stop it. So, no, I don't even want to look at the tube.

Wouldn't you call that "keeping my eyes and ears open," my friend?


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kenneth avery 22 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

The0NatureBoy,

Perfectly.

And yes, the things you mention in your comment, I not only agree with you, but join you in withstanding.

What about Muslims in our country on jobsites who get to stop working, get on their prayer mats and pray?

Why can't our own citizens get that privilege? Fair is fair, right?

Back to 911, I saw a bootlegged film that someone sneaked in near the first building that fell, and there looked to be planted explosives inside each beam section that went off with a white smoke hurling its debris into the air, but Mechanics Weekly, the editors reviewed that film, why this magazine is beyond me. Why not Sports Illustrated? Makes the same sense.

Anyway, these "experts" said it was just pressure of the beams on top causing the "explosions."

Do not get my riled -up on the JFK Assassination for I could stay here for days.


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The0NatureBoy 22 months ago from Washington DC

I don't want to go as far back as JFK, everything which has happened since then like Vietnam, the civil rights movement, MLK's and Robert Kennedy, just to name a few, has been nothing but Government corruption personified. Ronald = 6, Wilson = 6 and Reagan = 6 letters each and pronounces who he was tells us it is real close to world's end and we need to get ready for it. But I'm waiting for the short world peace the son of manis supposed to bring. That's when the "saints" will be sealed before the "winds of destruction" the angels are holding back are released for "The Battle of that Great Day of God Almighty" kills everyone except those protected in Armageddon.

So, I'm dealing with the present and the major events leading up to it to do my part to get the "son of man" in the White House.


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kenneth avery 22 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

The0NatureBoy,

Very interesting studies, and stern warning to the wisdom-starving. I listened to a man from Arkansas, a 40-year teacher of the scriptures which SOME preachers have defiled with using it to get rich, but the Hebrew Manuscripts do not teach The Rapture, which 85% of organized religion pushes hotter and heavier each week.

The Rapture THEORY came from a little girl, Margaret McDonald, in 1825, in Scotland, who was running a fever of 103 and in her room was her doctor, mom, and her priest.

When she began murmuring out of her head thanks to the high fever, she told of seeing people headed upward from earth and a shining man reaching for them.

The priest, a sly fellow, told another priest what he heard and when these two studied and linked it to 1 Thessoleonians, the being "caught up in the air," they got their members to receive their NEW revelation from God of The Rapture--tithes, offerings suddenly went up and so did their commissions at the church and so it goes.

In fact, the Anti-Christ's forerunners are like you say, here among us and deceiving the gullible. I am heart-sorry for these people.

You just keep on studying and beware of the smooth-talking, too humble and scripturally-enlightened. They are conning you.

Christ does not come until the 3 1/2 years of the peace offering AC makes with Israel for 7 years, then turns on him in the middle.

He, the Messiah, sets up his 1,000 year reign and we will all receive and use such teachings it is fantastic.


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The0NatureBoy 22 months ago from Washington DC

Kenneth, the Bible does teach the rapture. That may have been how the concept go started but Genesis 1:1-8 is a rapture into "heaven" (v 8) of the "saved" from Revelation 21's civilization. The "replenish the earth" in Genesis 1:28 means beginning in the 6,000th year man began to reproduce the number, I estimate to be about 700 million, which were raptured.

When we read about Enoch (Genesis 5:24) how god "took him" that is also a rapture. So it is not verbally said but the concept is there, including Elijah in 2 Kings 2:11 and Jesus in Acts 2:9, are recorded examples of it happening.

If you read Matthew 20:1-16 concerning "the paymaster parable" it doesn't take place until after "the dead in christ" (Rev. 7:9-11) who have been waiting since the last destruction of this civilization (Rev. 14:13) tells us they will be reborn during the 1,000 yeas (Rev. 20:4) and then in 20:5 everyone who discarnated out of christ will began to be born. So, near the end of the 6 thousandth year the paymaster parable begins to take place. Jesus is that paymaster (John 14:3) paying the last people saved first, via a rapture, until only the second messiah remains and begins the next civilization as the "Alpha and Omega" of this one.

The christ is supposed to already be on earth according to "the parable of the fig tree" (Matthew 24:32-34) since Israel became a nation the second time (Isaiah 11:9-11) which happened in 1948. When you add Psalm 90:10 to the fig tree parable it suggests no later than 2028 should the millennium reign began.

Few people in the organized church know what the meaning of the symbols are, as a matter of fact, for the most parts they preach what Lucifer (Isaiah 14) dictates that is why on most sundays one can go to different churches and hear the same sermons. Most preachers of the different denominations go to a Preacher's meeting and their they discuss what the message is supposed to be for the coming sunday. It is as much of a scam as the so called Democratic governments.


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kenneth avery 22 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

The0NatureBoy,

I respect this. Although it is needed that I study more, one fact I can share: I have been born again (from above) and my sins and soul is under The Lamb's blood which does not fade, if I am living when He, Jesus, returns, and the Rapture is true, I will go and if not, He will know me wherever I am due to His Omnipresence and Omnipotence. I can trust this.

For many years lately, I do not listen to that many TV preachers. I have my morning devotional and Bible study and I seek the presence of God in my daily life and I am at peace with Him. Not in search of any new doctrine.

Thanks, my friend, for your friendship, follow and sharing.


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The0NatureBoy 22 months ago from Washington DC

You are more than welcome, bro. Kenneth. I do respect your decision to, I hope, reject preachers and teachers to turned into an independent student which is what Isaiah (28:9-10) instructed us to do in order for god to show us the message of the various scriptures, not only the Bible. It just so happen that I am most versed in the Bible since I was brought up by a strict Christian mother who I thought was ready to sprout wings and rapture until after my new conception. As I gestated studying the Bible independent of religious dogma I saw she was nowhere close to what the Bible say we are to be.

Once I became the nomad I then realized almost all people who are adamant about being Christians usually fall far shorter than many who don't confess any religion. One thing I do know, though, everything anyone does is what they are supposed to be doing while they are doing it, therefore, I never encourage anyone to stop doing anything except attempting to convert me into what they think I should be.

Although I share my views it is not intended to change anyone unless spirit convicts then that they should change. Even then, I don't attempt to encourage their changing, so, what I'm saying is only my findings through my own independent study. I will always be your friend even if you reject me -- once a friend always a friend is my way -- so continue on in your way and when you feel like sharing something do it freely. You can find my email at the end of the homepage of my website, the first thing to come up when you google Elijah NatureBoy.

Thanks for your friendship and sharing also.


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kenneth avery 22 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

The0NatureBoy,

Thank you for your interesting comment. I learned a lot from what you wrote.

Do not worry. I went through that "follow blindly," phase years ago and ended up slipping back into the world and into heavy drinking, but God loved me so much and set me free of booze and years later, nicotine.

I am not going to reject you. I respect your views too much and in the Book of James, it is asked, "why judge ye another man's servant?" And by labelling and attacking, that is another form of judging which I will not do.

Just pray for me that I will follow Jesus, God's only begotten son John 3:16 and cling to Him.

God bless you my good friend. Stay sane and stay safe.


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The0NatureBoy 22 months ago from Washington DC

I'll be sure to keep you in my prayers that you are prepared to follow the person the New Testament called Jesus although his name would have been Yoshua who Joshua is a type of. Moses is a type of Elijah who is to be the prophet like him (Deuteronomy 18:15 & 18) and lead us through the "red sea" of blood to be shed during the end time.

I realize John 3:16 says Jesus is god's "only begotten son" but have you noticed what was said on the mountain of Transfiguration (Matthew 17:1-8? It is a New Testament version of Exodus 4:6-8. Look at these words in Mat. 17:5B saying, "… a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him," does not say "only begotten" but "beloved" son.

Now look at Exodus 4:6-8. Moses puts his hand in his bosom, takes is out leprous as snow, puts it in his bosom again and takes it out which had returned to the other flesh, then he is told "if they will not believe thee, neither hearken to the voice of the first sign, that they will believe the voice of the latter sign." Moses was the first sign, Jesus whose face shone as the light is the second and the third will be Elijah who should be on earth already since around 1948, he is one of the "brethren" of the Jews "chosen" to be saved.

Therefore, it is Elijah that you should seek to follow into Armageddon (Rv. 16:15-16) while everyone else are destroyed in the "Battle of That Great Day of God Almighty" (Rev. 16:13-14), what the "red sea" symbolizes. However, we will not know which Elijah it is until he, (Malachi 3:1) as "…the Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his temple [White House of the USA], even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, he shall come, saith the Lord of hosts," has come into the seat of power.

Study and meditate on those things my brother.


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kenneth avery 22 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

The0NatureBoy,

Thanks, man, for this priceless information. I appreciate it.

You have a safe and blessed day and I will dwell on this as I now go to do some needed chores.

God bless you, my friend.


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The0NatureBoy 22 months ago from Washington DC

Enjoy your weekend, Brother.


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kenneth avery 22 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

Will do my best. Thank you.

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