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After a productive Saturday, I feel ready to tackle another busy Sunday.  Yesterday, I ran 5.0 mile, got a ton of work done, and decompressed from stress. 

 

On the agenda for today – running 8.0 miles (long run!!! So excited), final edits, prepping potato skins, and preparing the house for a big Super Bowl party.

 

Better fuel up:

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On the stovetop:

 

  • 3/4 cup oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 banana
  • Chia seeds
  • Toppings: sugar, cashews

 

A little bigger because with the amount of running I’m doing this weekend + how busy I am, I definitely need the extra fuel.  πŸ™‚

 

Here We Go Steelers!

 

Obviously, I’m cheering for the Steelers today!  I’ll admit, I don’t follow football, but I used to live in Pittsburgh and love everything about the city.  As a matter of fact, I was there in 2005 when the Steelers won the Super Bowl, and it was awesome.  I think everyone should experience being in a big city while the home team wins a championship – it’s nuts!

 

Cars were flipped and couches were set on fire (not by myself), but mostly, people remained calm and happy.  Look how young BFF Sarah, the Husband, and I look – I can’t believe six years have passed already.

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Who are you rooting for tonight?  Or do you not care?  πŸ™‚

{ 126 comments }

 

  • Whitney February 6, 2011, 9:22 am

    I’m going for the Steelers! I had Mendenhall on my fantasy team the last two years, and have slowly become a Black and Yellow fan!

  • Holly @ Couch Potato Athlete February 6, 2011, 9:23 am

    To be honest I don’t really care — I should cheer for the Steelers since I live in MN — it is the unwritten rule that you never ever cheer for the Packers πŸ™‚

    Good luck to your team! and good luck on your run!

  • Heather @ Side of Sneakers February 6, 2011, 9:24 am

    PACKERS!!! Cuz I can’t stand the Steelers πŸ˜‰

  • Caitlin @ TPL February 6, 2011, 9:25 am

    GREEN BAY ALL DAY!! Only because I’m currently in WI and I could never ever root for the Steelers =). Have a good run!

    Caitlin

  • Stacie @ Imperfectly Healthy February 6, 2011, 9:26 am

    I just moved from Pittsburgh to New York and I am most definitely rooting for the Steelers!!! Come on black and gold! πŸ™‚

  • Erin February 6, 2011, 9:27 am

    Another person who doesn’t care right here. We don’t even have broadcast or cable tv so we couldn’t watch it unless we left the house. In fact, I’ll probably go grocery shopping while the game is on since hopefully the store will be empty!

  • Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) February 6, 2011, 9:27 am

    Naw, I don’t care, but I love the excitement of fans! Sounds like you have a great day ahead of you! Good luck getting your stuff done so you can party tonight!

  • Lindsey February 6, 2011, 9:29 am

    I’m not a football fan, but I love the Super Bowl! Mainly for the parties and the food, but I actually do start getting involved with the game every year. Such a fun day!

  • Justine February 6, 2011, 9:31 am

    After all those questionable calls when they played Seattle a few years back in ’05 and the questionable stadium town, no way would anyone from Washington root for the Steelers.

    Have fun though! At least you’ll have good food to watch them lose!

    • charity February 7, 2011, 10:52 am

      I totally agree! (Another Washintonian). πŸ™‚

  • Lee February 6, 2011, 9:32 am

    I don’t particularly care about the Super Bowl. I do like tuning into the Puppy Bowl though.

  • Dannielle February 6, 2011, 9:33 am

    Steelers all the way!!! I just bought chia seeds, can’t wait to try them out!

  • Megan February 6, 2011, 9:33 am

    All I have to say is Go Pack Go!

  • Lexie February 6, 2011, 9:33 am

    STEELERS! I think I love Steeler’s fans more than I love the Steelers. I just seriously can’t believe how many Super Bowls I’ve experienced with the Steelers. It’s nuts!

  • Samantha @ Health, Happiness & Skinny Jeans February 6, 2011, 9:33 am

    Not a fan of either team or football in general. I will be watching the Puppy Bowl on Animal Planet intead πŸ™‚

  • Bobbie February 6, 2011, 9:34 am

    I’m rooting for Pittsburgh but only b/c my beloved Eagles are out of it! So the Steelers will have to do πŸ˜‰

  • Widad February 6, 2011, 9:39 am

    I had no idea who was even playing until I read a few comments…

  • Alex @ Healing Beauty February 6, 2011, 9:39 am

    I don’t even know who else is in the Super Bowl tonight. lol πŸ™‚

  • Amanda (Eating Up) February 6, 2011, 9:40 am

    I agree, it’s so much fun when your team wins a national championship! I’ve been fortunate to witness my football and baseball team come out on top. It makes everyone so happy, and there’s awesome city spirt!

  • Leanne (For Health's Sake) February 6, 2011, 9:43 am

    I’m excited only for the commercials!

  • Marie-JourneytoBodyZen February 6, 2011, 9:43 am

    I don’t really care who wins, I’m just excited about the food!:)

  • Beth @ 990 Square February 6, 2011, 9:46 am

    Boo Steelers Boo! I live in Baltimore, and I’m married to a RABID Ravens fan, and I’m a pretty big fan myself. Anyone but Steelers or Squeelers as we like to call them around here.

  • Baking 'n' Books February 6, 2011, 9:47 am

    I don’t really follow so I’ll just cheer for either?

    Your hair is shorter in those pics! Nice. I love brown sugar on oatmeal – so good – and cashews πŸ™‚

  • Lisa M February 6, 2011, 9:47 am

    Go Pack Go!!!! Gotta love the Packers….of course being born & raised in Wisconsin I would never root for any other team. It’s been a crazy fun Super Bowl “week” here.

  • Kara February 6, 2011, 9:49 am

    I’m rooting for the Packers because my husband and I have a bet. If the Packers win, he has to wash my car and vacuum out the inside πŸ™‚ Go Packers!

  • Zo February 6, 2011, 9:50 am

    I have to admit I don’t really care, but since I moved in with my boyfriend this year (and we only have one tv), I’ll be watching the Superbowl. Last year I watched Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl instead, which is really cute.

    • Tiffany (Stuffed with Fluff) February 6, 2011, 9:55 am

      I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Puppy Bowl! I already looked at the lineup, and am rooting for Mae (Great Pyrenees / Newfie mix)

    • Tiffany (Stuffed with Fluff) February 6, 2011, 9:55 am

      I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Puppy Bowl! I already looked at the lineup, and am rooting for Mae (Great Pyrenees / Newfie mix)

  • alison February 6, 2011, 9:51 am

    I always joke that there are some unspoken vows I committed to on my wedding day, one of them being, NEVER cheer for the Steelers. Therefore, go Packers!

  • Camille February 6, 2011, 9:51 am

    Honestly, I don’t really care. I hail from San Diego, but god knows that if the Chargers ever win a Super Bowl, the world will literally implode. My boy is from outside Chicago so he is a Bears fan. Aside from those two teams, our house could care less!

  • Allison February 6, 2011, 9:54 am

    GO STEELERS! My hubby was born and raised in Pittsburgh and is going to the game! I have no choice but to cheer for the Steelers!

  • Tiffany (Stuffed with Fluff) February 6, 2011, 9:54 am

    I am not a fan of Green Bay but I HATE HATE HATE the Steelers w/ a passion (sorry i’m not sorry about that!) You can thank Ben Roethlisberger for that!

    I agree though, it’s GREAT to be around when your hometown team wins (I’m from LA, so we’re notorious for our “celebrations”. I don’t partake in the craziness, just observe from a distance)

    I’m all about watching the commercials, though. C’mon E-Trade baby, work your magic!

  • Katy (The Singing Runner) February 6, 2011, 9:55 am

    None of my teams are playing tonight so I don’t care who wins! But I can’t wait to watch the game!

    I remember when the Florida Gators won all of the basketball and football championships a few years back. The entire city went CRAZY!!! So much fun!

  • Eliza February 6, 2011, 9:56 am

    I’m a Pats fan, and a fan of who ever beats the Steelers. Not to start a bunch of bad blood, but I have to comment that I think its interesting that when you mention Vick, who served his time and continues to literally pay for his crime, people freak out- but Roethlisberger who has been accused of rape twice (the second time charges were dismissed because the investigating officers, who had been hanging out with Ben all day, couldn’t find enough evidence) doesn’t raise a single concern. I know he hasn’t been found guilty, and that is a major difference between the two cases, but its worth reading about: http://yesmeansyesblog.wordpress.com/2010/04/19/big-ben-and-the-emerging-pattern/
    I’m not saying people shouldn’t root for the Steelers (well, I mean- I’m a Pats fan, but you know what I mean)- I just wanted to point this out because when the Vick thing came up I mentioned that people never freak out about violence against women as much as they freak out about violence against dogs. I say either we say “its a sport, they are entertainers, their personal life doesn’t bother me” or we do care. But its pretty terrifying how upset people get about animal abuse, and they don’t even flinch at multiple rape accusations.

    • Carly (Swim, Run, Om) February 6, 2011, 10:27 am

      I can tell you that I don’t think Ben should still be employed by the NFL, but a.) he has not been found guilty, and that’s a big part of why our justice system works (or doesn’t, depending on your view), and b.) I despise what Vick did, but I still deeply love the Falcons. One person’s sin should not have to taint the team, though unfortunately it often does.

      I think the NFL has played a big role in sweeping Ben’s “transgressions” under the rug, as they have a history of doing. They’re the people to be mad at … not the fans. πŸ™‚

    • Kate @ Spoonful of Vigor February 6, 2011, 11:49 am

      I had the same thoughts regarding Roethlisberger. The way his case has been handled is disgusting and really points to the reasons why so many sexual assault survivors don’t report the violence that occurred against them. This article’s a little old, but it pretty much sums up how I feel about the whole debacle: http://www.salon.com/life/broadsheet/feature/2009/07/24/roethlisberger_rape_culture

    • Caitlin February 6, 2011, 11:56 am

      I have not really paid attention to the Ben R case but the truth is that people are innocent until proven guilty.

      • Beth @ Will Run for Books February 6, 2011, 12:16 pm

        That is true, but there was a witness who saw the (alleged) rape who mysteriously disappeared… it’s a bit fishy.

      • Emily February 6, 2011, 10:54 pm

        Wow- I am really disappointed at the whole treatment of this here. The victim’s story is extremely credible and the entire situation just disgusts me. Also, the fact that the NFL suspended him for six games might show that even the league doesn’t believe that he’s innocent (although whether a six-game suspension is even punishment is highly questionable…).

        As a Steelers fan, I’d hope that you’d pay a little bit of attention to the case, rather than sweeping it under the rug because you want his team to win.

        I don’t mean to be rude- but I feel very strongly that Roethlisberger is a dirtbag who has gotten away with rape more than once, and he should not be glorified in any way on a website that celebrates women.

        • Caitlin February 6, 2011, 10:59 pm

          I’m not glorifying him, I don’t really care about the Steelers, but I don’t know enough about the case to say he’s guilty or not.

    • heather February 6, 2011, 1:50 pm

      I get the outrage against Ben R, and I’m not a fan either, but he’s one player. The other players, the fans, and the Steelers nation are not responsible for his actions or his punishment. You could argue that Ben, the NFL and the Steelers owners are on the hook for that (and I’d agree to a point), but truthfully, I don’t think that tarring the entire Steelers fandom with the same brush is fair. I’d say the same about any other team that had player with rape or misconduct allegations against him.

    • heather February 7, 2011, 2:03 am

      I agree! I would definitely recommend any female NFL fan to read up on the case if they haven’t already. The general consensus is that there’s no way he didn’t do it (let’s not forget that this wasn’t the first rape allegation aimed against Roethlisberger!), but that there wasn’t a case due to infractions committed by the police, who were trying to protect their NFL star. There are no holes in the victim’s story, and the police cover-ups are well-documented. I’m not trying to be a downer, but in general the hero worship that these guys get from middle school until the day they retire from the league (and sometimes beyond!) manifests itself in an NFL-wide feeling that they can have whatever they want, and that includes women–regardless of whether the women want it, regardless of whether the players themselves are already married, etc. While Roethlisberger is the most obvious symptom of the problem, he’s not the only one–I’m sure most teams in the NFL have a rapist or two on them; he’s just one of the rare ones that got caught. (It should be noted that Packer player Brandon Underwood also has a sexual assault charge pending from earlier this summer, but that case is by no means as cut-and-dried as the Roethlisberger case seems to be.)

  • Kristina February 6, 2011, 9:58 am

    Love the bfast!!! Hope you have a great run!!! G;luck today!

  • Stephanie@Thorns Have Roses February 6, 2011, 10:00 am

    I could care less. πŸ™‚ I’m more exicted to get some crafty Valentine’s done!

  • Jen @ keepitsimplefoods February 6, 2011, 10:02 am

    Nothing says “classy” like a good couch fire! I don’t care too much about the game, but I’ll be looking forward to some good eats and seeing old friends!

  • Melissa (MelissaLikesToEat) February 6, 2011, 10:03 am

    I don’t care. πŸ™‚ I’m really only interested in the food today. πŸ™‚

  • Marissa C February 6, 2011, 10:15 am

    Your breakfasts make me jealous every day! The winter weather has delayed the delivery of my mini crockpot far too long!

    As for the game, I could care less. I’m hanging out with the other married med student’s wives tonight! The only downside is no beer (they’re Mormon), but the company is worth it πŸ™‚

  • Erika @ FoodFitnessFun February 6, 2011, 10:17 am

    Wooohoo! I’m a Steelers girl too!
    That’s so cool that you were able to be in Pittsburgh when the Steelers won in ’05 – must have been crazy!

    Let’s hope they win another one today! πŸ™‚
    *fingers crossed*

  • Carly (Swim, Run, Om) February 6, 2011, 10:23 am

    Don’t really care, as my Falcons should be there! But I do think the Steelers will win, so I guess that’s close to rooting for them. I mostly watch for the commercials and half-time show!

  • lisa February 6, 2011, 10:25 am

    I am not really a football fan, so I don’t really care much at all about the game tonight. However, if the Patriots (my hometown team) made it in, I’d definitely jump on the bandwagon!

  • Ellie @ The Mommyist February 6, 2011, 10:28 am

    I’m not rooting for anyone and since I married a Texan who may be the ONLY Texan who doesn’t like football I’m sure we won’t even watch the game.

  • Deirdre February 6, 2011, 10:30 am

    Go Packers! I am a Browns fan. It is against my sports religion to ever root for the Steelers.

  • SaraRM February 6, 2011, 10:34 am

    PACKERS!!! I am normally a cowboys friend but we have a friend/groomsmen who plays for the Packers so ive been following them more this year. Plus its the superbowl we all know its actually about the COMMERCIALS!! πŸ™‚ hopefully they are good this year.

  • Katy February 6, 2011, 10:42 am

    Steeeeeelers!

    However, I also do not follow football at ALL and am just rooting for the Steelers because I go to Pitt. We got an email this year from the Dean warning us not to go too too crazy post-game… they really don’t want to be responsible again for any more flipped cars and burned couches… in 2009 people smashed in some of Hillman’s windows… err…

  • Jen February 6, 2011, 10:46 am

    Cheese all the way! I don’t like Rothlisberger and I’ve always kind of liked Green Bay, though not as much as the Patriots of course (I’m from MA).

    • Jen February 6, 2011, 10:52 am

      Oops that’s Roethlisberger. Whatever. Go Packers!

  • Sara (Miles and Manhattan) February 6, 2011, 10:46 am

    Don’t care πŸ™‚ Turned down four invites to parties just to chill heheh πŸ™‚
    xoxo
    s

  • Brianna O. February 6, 2011, 11:00 am

    PACKERS!!

    Even if I wasn’t a HUGE Packer fan I couldn’t cheer for a team with a rapist on it anyway….

  • denise February 6, 2011, 11:00 am

    GO STEELERS πŸ™‚

  • Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) February 6, 2011, 11:09 am

    Don’t care πŸ™‚ I only watch the CFL (Canadian Football).

  • Rachel @ Fit Fun and Fabulous February 6, 2011, 11:17 am

    I don’t care at all. I’m just going to the party for the snacks πŸ™‚

  • Lindsey February 6, 2011, 11:18 am

    Go Colts, woohoo! Oh, they’re not in the Super Bowl this year?? I dream of the day when I can rum 8 miles!

  • Tess February 6, 2011, 11:19 am

    I’m not particularly invested in the outcome of this year’s game, but I’m excited to watch it! I live in New Orleans and being here when the Saints won was an experience I’ll never forget–it was easily one of my favorite nights! Have fun today!

  • Kelly February 6, 2011, 11:23 am

    I love how you’ve been putting nuts on top of your oatmeal lately, I have to try that.

    I don’t care about either team, or football all that much πŸ™‚ Plus I think superbowl sunday should be moved to Saturday, that would make it a lot more fun. I do have a fun dinner planned for tonight though haha, so thats what I’m excited about today!

  • Amy February 6, 2011, 11:30 am

    GO PACK GO! Born and raised and lived her for 90% of my life, it’s hard NOT to be a Packers fan!

    I think it’s incredibly stupid and irresponsible when fans turn destructive after their team wins the Super Bowl (or any big game in any sport, for that matter). Pittsburgh isn’t the only city this has happened in. There are plenty of ways to celebrate and enjoy the victory, but turning violent and destructive isn’t one of them!

    • Caitlin February 7, 2011, 12:09 pm

      I agree!

  • Heather February 6, 2011, 11:30 am

    I am from NOLA, and last year was so magical for us. For a whole month before and then on thru mardi gras it was so much fun. The thing I was most proud of, is when the saints won the NFC, and then the superbowl, there wasnt any violence. Police were not sure how the city would react, but we didnt burn things or flip cars, we just had a good time and were so proud of our boys!

  • Heather February 6, 2011, 11:36 am

    Steelers! Love Hines Ward, he’s yummy! But so is Aaron Rodgers on the Packers, so I’ll admit I’m happy I get to see him for another game πŸ™‚

  • Anne @thefitbridesmaid February 6, 2011, 11:41 am

    I don’t care. I used to like the Steelers, since Big Ben went to Miami University (where my dad went), but then his true nature was revealed. I’ll watch tonight for the commercials!

  • Meryl @ Scribbled Musings February 6, 2011, 11:41 am

    Usually I wouldn’t care for the Steelers (family thing) but in this case I’m rooting for them.

  • Joanna @ Drizzle of Sunshine February 6, 2011, 11:41 am

    I’m definitely for the refs and the 7 layer dip that will be at the party I’m going too.

  • AndreaClaire February 6, 2011, 11:47 am

    This Super Bowl marks 30 years of nevering having watched the SB or even having gone to a party. American Football just never interested me as a sport to watch. Now, if you want to talk hockey or rugby (Up Ireland for Six Nations!!), then I’m your girl.

  • Kiran February 6, 2011, 11:50 am

    I don’t know ; everyone perhaps πŸ˜‰ You know I am new at this!

  • Mabelle @ dance, love, dine February 6, 2011, 11:52 am

    I have to admit I dont follow football either. Im watching the superbowl this year for the commercials. Most of my friends are also cheering for the steelers so I guess I’ll join them in that. Good luck on that 8 mile race! πŸ˜€

  • Lauren February 6, 2011, 12:01 pm

    GO STEELERS!!!!

  • Natalia - a side of simple February 6, 2011, 12:05 pm

    There’s a game going on? I thought it was all about food? πŸ˜‰
    I go to school in New England but I’m from NY so when it was the Giants vs. the Patriots it was absolute insanity. I wasn’t exactly in the city of the hometeam, but with so many college kids from each defending side, you know there was some chaos!

  • Bridget February 6, 2011, 12:07 pm

    PACKERS!!! reppin Wisconsin!

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing February 6, 2011, 12:10 pm

    Aw yall look so young!
    I really don’t care about the Super Bowl.. honestly, I just found out who was in it today. Ha.

  • Lindsay February 6, 2011, 12:12 pm

    I’m not really rooting for either, moreso just enjoy going for the company and food and booze!

  • Amber K February 6, 2011, 12:24 pm

    I’m rooting for good food and good commercials!

  • Amanda- The Nutritionist Reviews February 6, 2011, 12:28 pm

    Cashews on oats sounds great! I am just going to be watching the halftime show.

  • Sophia @ Raven Waves February 6, 2011, 12:30 pm

    Definitely rooting for the Steelers too! I went to high school with the running back…plus I can’t stand Green Bay!

  • Talia February 6, 2011, 12:45 pm

    I love your Pittsburgh pictures! (I’ve commented before about how I lived in Oakland πŸ™‚ ) I wish i was in Pittsburgh today for the game, I don’t care for football either but I want to party in the Southside, so crazy!!

    • Caitlin February 7, 2011, 12:09 pm

      Yay Oakland rules!

  • annette February 6, 2011, 12:48 pm

    I do not care…..but my husband I think is rooting for the packers. Have a great time today, and GOOD luck with your run πŸ™‚

  • Parita@myinnershakti February 6, 2011, 12:54 pm

    The Packers because I really like Aaron Rodgers! He just seems like a really nice, genuine guy! LOL!

  • Sarah @ The Strength of Faith February 6, 2011, 1:01 pm

    My husband BLEEDS green and yellow, so GO PACK!

    However, we can be friends again tomorrow. πŸ™‚

  • Jenn February 6, 2011, 1:03 pm

    I didn’t know you used to live in Pittsburgh! I live in Pittsburgh and love the sports town vibe here. Go Steelers!!!

  • Julie February 6, 2011, 1:08 pm

    P-burgh is hopping today. I forced my UW grad BF to the strip district this morning and he was somewhat in shock. Go Steelers!

  • megan @ blackberries for jam February 6, 2011, 1:10 pm

    Go STEELERS! My husband is from Pittsburgh and we’re not normally football fans at all, but how can you not cheer for the home team?! I’m always so amazed when I visit PIttsburgh to see how OBSESSED people are with the Steelers. At Christmas, I think there are more Steelers decorations in people’s yards than Christmas decorations. It’s unreal!

  • Mauimandy@The Grains of Paradise February 6, 2011, 1:10 pm

    STEELERS! Huge fan!

  • Annie@stronghealthyfit February 6, 2011, 1:12 pm

    I’m going to a party just for the socializing. I couldn’t care less about football πŸ™‚

  • Alexa @ The Girl In Chucks February 6, 2011, 1:15 pm

    I totally don’t care who wins the Super Bowl. Football is one of my least favorite things…ever.

    BUT!

    I am super excited about Glee!

    I agree about being in a city where the home town wins a championship. Definitely awesome! Last fall when the Giants won the Wold Series, this city went cra-zay! πŸ˜‰

  • Amanda @ The Artsy Kitchen February 6, 2011, 1:21 pm

    Cashews are one of my favorite oat toppings!! I so don’t care about the super bowl this year, but I am definitely super excited about Glee!! πŸ˜€

  • Amanda February 6, 2011, 1:22 pm

    I don’t watch football. For me : hockey> football, but my guy loves it so I’ll be reading my kindle tonight……. lol.

  • mindy @ just a one girl revolution. February 6, 2011, 1:28 pm

    Like a couple others have said, I don’t care too much about the game (I am rooting for the Steelers though!), but I’m stoked for Glee!!

  • Sarah February 6, 2011, 1:35 pm

    Black and yellow, black and yellow, black and yellow. You know what it is! I go to Pitt. So excited!!!! They won my freshman year and the riots were terrifying and fun and caused so much property damage. The university is trying to make sure i doesn’t get out of hand this year…we’ll see how that goes.

  • Ellie@fitforthesoul February 6, 2011, 1:38 pm

    I love playing sports and all, but I don’t care for it when it comes to watching πŸ˜› Except for soccer sometimes and Argentina’s world cup…

  • heather February 6, 2011, 1:53 pm

    Pitt grad student here, and I’m really hoping the Stillers bring it home tonight– I’d love to experience a win in the Steel City!
    I’m not a crazy fan or anything, especially compared with some of the folks that I saw in the Strip District this morning… πŸ˜‰

  • Rebecca February 6, 2011, 2:03 pm

    I don’t remember the last time I watched a full football game, let alone a Superbowl game. I hate football (and most other sports), so I do all I can to avoid them. I didn’t even know today was the Bowl until…yesterday? Maybe last week? Yeah, hadn’t registered yet. Doesn’t matter to me. The only reason I’m going to a party is for the food. And because I feel like I need to be a chaperone. It’s a youth group party, and I don’t want the youth pastor to be the only leader. So I’m going. I’ll probably end up eating and attempting to ignore the screaming teenagers. I’ll probably bring my Bible/other books and maybe my laptop or my iPod or something. But even that’s not going to completely drown out the kids… Heh.
    I know that my sister is rooting for the Steelers—probably because we’re from MN and apparently you never root for the Packers. Though the youth may be divided, which will be interesting.

  • Ashley February 6, 2011, 2:27 pm

    haha, i’m not big on football so i really don’t care. : ) Neither the hubbs nor I have any real “claim” to either of the teams, so neither of us are passionate about Super Bowl this year. We’re going to a friends’ to celebrate, but its more about the socialization & the food to me than about the game : )

  • Erin February 6, 2011, 2:27 pm

    Go Packers! As a lifelong Clevelander, I CANNOT root for the Steelers.

  • Cindy February 6, 2011, 2:28 pm

    I really am not invested it since the Patriots are out of contention. That and I don’t think it is on here in Glasgow. Even if I could watch, it is on after my bedtime tonight- I have a workshop early in the morning tomorrow!

  • Allison @ Happy Tales February 6, 2011, 3:27 pm

    Flipped cars?!!? That is crazyyy!

    Hm… I’m not really tied to either place. I think Ryan was born in Pitt though? But I think I’m supposed to hate the Steeler since I’m from Cinci… but it’s not like i like the Bengals either. I think I can be swayed either way with what colors to wear. Feel free to bribe me with food. And puppies.

  • Kate (What Kate is Cooking) February 6, 2011, 3:27 pm

    I don’t care about football at all. I’m glad it’s Superbowl Sunday, because I’m hoping Costco will be empty πŸ™‚

  • Ilana February 6, 2011, 3:32 pm

    Honestly I’m just glad it’s NOT New York in the championship because as crazy as this city is normally, it gets even crazier when one of our teams is doing the winning thing. I have no interest in sports, like, at all, so with it all far away (and rival teams for that matter), it can stay calm here. One year, when the Giants won the playoffs, I was seeing Rent on Broadway and they came out during the intermission to announce the Giants had won. And a few weeks ago when the Jets were down to the final round of playoffs, I was on a plane back to NYC and they kept announcing score updates over the loudspeaker. It was ridiculous!

  • Julianne February 6, 2011, 3:38 pm

    Yay, go Steelers!

    I was at Pitt yesterday and they had all the no parking signs all over campus for today. They’re keeping the post-game riots under control this year, lol.

  • Clare @ Fitting It All In February 6, 2011, 3:49 pm

    I’m totally in a don’t care position – it only matters to me if it’s MY team (the Rams!!) I definitely love the commercials and festivities though!

  • Lisa (bakebikeblog) February 6, 2011, 4:00 pm

    I must admit – being an Aussie I have no idea about NFL!!!

  • Michele @ Healthy Cultivations February 6, 2011, 4:06 pm

    Go Steelers!!!! I was there in 2009 when they won!! It was celebratory chaos afterward! πŸ™‚

  • Lauren February 6, 2011, 4:15 pm

    GO PACK GO!!!!! It’s a family tradition to be crazy for the green and gold πŸ™‚

  • Jasmine @ Eat Move Write February 6, 2011, 4:28 pm

    I’m rooting for the Packers, but mostly because I really REALLY dislike the quarterback for the Steelers. I’m a Colts fan, so I don’t care otherwise. πŸ™‚

  • Mary @ Bites and Bliss February 6, 2011, 4:44 pm

    Good luck to your team!!!

  • Laura in Pgh February 6, 2011, 5:22 pm

    Black and yellow all the way baby! Go Steelers!!!!

  • Ali @ Ali Runs February 6, 2011, 5:27 pm

    I love your short hair in those pics! πŸ™‚ I’m rooting for the Packers, my boyfriend is a HUGE Packers fan so I really don’t have another option! (I’m actually a Bills fan, but they haven’t been so good the last few years. Ahh well!)

  • K February 6, 2011, 5:33 pm

    Go Pack Go!

  • Sara February 6, 2011, 5:44 pm

    I grew up outside of Pittsburgh and I’ve been a diehard Steelers fan all my life…so, I say Go Steelers!!! I’ve been singing the Steelers polka and the “here we go, Pittsburgh’s goin to the super bowl” songs all week! I’m sure you heard those all the time when you were in Pittsburgh last time we won!

  • Kathleen @ Kat's Health Corner February 6, 2011, 8:41 pm

    I never grew up with football, so I actually really don’t care. πŸ™‚

  • Sana February 6, 2011, 8:43 pm

    I love any occasion that allows me to consume nachos!

  • Caitlin February 6, 2011, 9:10 pm

    I live in PA but am not a Steelers fan. Go Green Bay!

  • ashley February 6, 2011, 11:07 pm

    I totally didn’t care. My husband is away fishing commercially, so I took a football break and hit the dog park and made myself yummy soup. it was great!

  • Kristin February 7, 2011, 7:42 am

    Oh god, when the Steelers won in 2008 there was a huge riot on campus. Kids uprooted bus stops and everything. Who celebrates by rioting? -.-

  • Kayla February 7, 2011, 9:01 am

    I’m sorry about your Steelers, Caitlin, but I’m so excited and glad for the Packers! Aaron Rodgers deserved that win so, so much — and the No. 6 seed wanted that win equally as much. It was a great game (I’m glad the Steelers gave ’em a run for their money.), but I’m so proud of my home team and my home state. It makes me feel like I’m not that far away from home after all.

    Have a great day!

  • Stephanie February 7, 2011, 12:32 pm

    If the Pats aren’t in, I normally go all NFC (you know, unless Peyton Manning is involved…the more Peyton Manning commercials there are, the better!) Plus I have a slight (read – HUGE) crush on Aaron Rodgers.

    So, you guys only lit couches on fire? The Red Sox won the World Series, and people flipped cars and lit them on fire! Nothing like some good old rioting and destruction to celebrate a win, amirite? Oh wait…

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