Considering the majority of facebook friends posting between the hours of 11 pm – 6 am GMT are American, this morning’s facebook newsfeed went something like this:
Green Bay Packers are champions of the world. Stand proud Packer Nation! Booyah Steelers!
A bunch of disappointed Steelers fans.
Something called the Puppy Bowl.
Nail-biting game somewhere between a load of just so-so commercials. Too many comments about the E*TRADE baby.
A horrendous performance from the Black Eyed Peas; Fergie’s voice made a facebook friend’s baby cry. Not one facebook friend admits to liking the halftime show.
Usher impresses some with dance moves. Slash is mentioned a few times but mostly just “Slash!” …not sure if that is a good thing or not.
A few mobile uploads from various Superbowl parties and a few new albums created of pets, vacations and a baby shower. It is clear not every American friend is watching the game.
Two posts from Americans in London watching the game. They are not Steelers fans. And apparently the British commentary during the game isn’t as good. They are all up very late on a school night.
Lots of optimistic “Let’s go Steelers!” posts.
Lots of Shittsburgh references.
Someone commented on how great the national anthem was. Three people liked the status update and one person commented that Christina Aguilera screwed up a line.
British friend rants about “world championship” before going to bed. Someone comments, “USA USA USA! We are the world.” (Someone gets defriended.)
More “Here we go, Steelers, here we go” and “Go, Pack, go!” status updates.
Discover this guy from my high school plays for the Steelers.
Something about Keith Urban, Maroon 5 and the red carpet style pre-game show.
More mobile uploads of empty beer cans (“Look how much we’ve drank and the game hasn’t even begun!) and party food. (Mmm…queso!)
Facebook invite to my university’s student center to watch the game. Free pizza, sliders, wings, and ice cream sundaes. Free!
Man, am I glad I slept through all that. (But must look into this Puppy Bowl business.)