Here is a snapshot of my dad (it is good to be retired), AKA “the Rookie”, at the Steelers rally:
According to the authorities, 250,ooo people showed up. Which, according to anti-war protestor math, is about 5 million people.
I call my dad “the Rookie” because for years, my mother, brother, sister, and I suffered a thousand tiny deaths every time the Steelers played, living and dying with every win/loss. My father systematically ignored the Steelers. Then, two years ago, he retired, and he started to follow them, and this year, in the first full year he is a fan and really follows them closely, he gets to see them win the Super Bowl. And it infuriates me.
And for some zen, here is my sister’s dog Irie after her Super Bowl party:
I love that doggie.