For reasons I do not fully understand, I found myself actually watching the Stupid Bowl. In years past, I would hide in my study, avoiding the spectacle of Steve jumping up and down, shouting at the den TV. If he called me in for a particular commercial or half time act, I went, but otherwise, I pretty much steered clear of the whole debacle. And no, I did not see the infamous wardrobe malfunction.
Basically, this is just another exaltation of the culture of violent stupidity. Do we really need to elevate two teams running at each other like the bulls of Pamplona to something worthy of lavish praise? Or is this just one sign of the media controlling our visual input until we are dulled into acquiescence toward gore?