I’m pondering the significance of this coincidence: the Super Bowl and Groundhog Day both fall on Sunday, Feb. 2, in 2014. I suppose in the long history of Super Sunday, and the even longer history of Groundhog Day, this may have happened once or twice before. Does anybody remember?
Will the Groundhog be guest of honor at halftime? Will “Groundhog Day,” the movie, be on TV immediately before or after the game? That might extend the party and the mega-bucks commercials another three hours.
Alternatively, some channels will probably run “Groundhog Day,” the movie, in direct competition with the game. It makes sense, but it wouldn’t put a dent in the Super Bowl’s audience.
I hope the Arctic freeze is over by Feb. 2. If we’ve entered a new ice age by Super Sunday, will they cancel the game and just air the commercials?
Most important of all, will the groundhog predict the Super Bowl winner? No, even more important, will the groundhog predict Spring?
Stand by for two solid weeks of Super Bowl hype. But that’s the last you’ll read about it on my blog. — John
Okay, so I was chicken about spending another winter in SC in a drafty old 1882 house and fled to CA until Spring returns. That’s my way of avoiding the Polar Vortex. So we have 80 degree weather, fires, high winds, and a drought. But I’m not complaining and am looking forward to those Super Bowl ads. And maybe a groundhog or two.
I actually made a short (2 minute) comedy video about this Cosmic Coincidence. It’s called, “The Problem With Super Bowl Sunday Being On Groundhog Day”:
Hope you get a chuckle or two out of it.
Thanks! I’ll take a look at it.