The Last Superbowl
February 07, 2007
When you watch the Superbowl from the United Kingdom, you are in the minority. Most people are asleep Sunday night by the time the broadcast begins, and so it is a dedicated minority that are drinking beer into the early hours of the morning. This year was perhaps the last time I will experience the Superbowl as a cultish late night drinking marathon. Next year, I'll be watching it as part of the normal US experience... with the added 'benefit' that I will get to see the special Superbowl commercials, which are never shown elsewhere in the world.
My wife and I have known that this move was in the works for a while now, but it has still managed to creep up upon us. It was only in January that we really came to realise that when I fly over to California for GDC this year, I won't be returning to the UK any time soon. I will be an immigrant.
As a result of the move, I expect blogging will be disrupted for the next month or so.
For your sake I hope that the commercials are better than they were this year!
Posted by: dr. b. | February 07, 2007 at 02:42 PM
Of course, you can watch the ads after the fact on YouTube, but it hardly makes up for it I am sure...
Posted by: Neil | February 07, 2007 at 06:03 PM
Hope the move goes well, and that you aren't too Americanised.
Keep the 'U' in colo'u'r!
Posted by: RodeoClown | February 07, 2007 at 09:33 PM
I can already feel the cultural forces massing to influence me into inferior spelling... Must resist the dark side. :)
Posted by: Chris | February 08, 2007 at 09:05 AM
Fewer letters is eZer.
Its funny, because I went to a very American Football oriented college, and I was one of like, ten people in the whole goddamn town that didn't watch the superbowl every year.
Posted by: Patrick | February 08, 2007 at 02:27 PM
Do drop me a line if you're going to be near Pittsburgh.
Are you allowed to say where you're going to be working?
Posted by: peterb | February 09, 2007 at 04:43 AM
I'll still be running International Hobo, Peter, I'll just be doing from (of all places) Tennessee! No idea if this is where we'll end up, but it's where we'll be starting.
I'll definately drop you a line if I go anywhere near Pittsburgh!
Posted by: Chris | February 09, 2007 at 09:31 AM