It's hard to not get caught up in Football Mania living in the US. Kids are encouraged to wear their colours/jerseys to school and church on/before game days. Everyone talks about the game, many with too much seriousness.
It really is a way of life down here. Much like the insanity that ensues in Ottawa when the Sens are on a winning streak or are in the playoffs. Canadians can not poo poo Americans for their love of a sport.
Canada : Hockey as United States : Football
Thankfully, the NFL playoffs and Super Bowl are much shorter and don't drag on into summer like the NHL playoffs.
The kids are really getting into it with all the hoopla at school and their friends. They are making Seahawks themed colouring pages, hats, banners, etc at school and church. Church even showed a Seahawks versus 49ers montage today and there were comments to the effect that God was on our side.
Well, that ridiculousness said, we will be tuning in for the big game come February 2nd.
How can we not? Our new home team is in the Super Bowl!