Sunday evening is thee highlight of America’s football season – the Super Bowl. The top two teams play one final game to determine who is the best team of the season. We Americans go a little nuts wearing team’s colors, draping team flags off our front porches and if you like beer and hot wings, there’s probably a Super Bowl party a stone’s throw away.
This year the New England Patriots return to battle the Philadelphia Eagles. I can’t really get behind the Super Bowl hoopla. It isn’t that I dislike football, I’ll occasionally watch a game. Its just that I might be a little more enthusiastic if the Indianapolis Colts or Denver Broncos were playing. But alas, nothing horsey about this year’s game.
This year for the first time in 20, the Clydesdales will not be featured in Budweiser’s commerical. Instead, the horses will be featured across social media venues, here’s a sneak peak.
Eight Clydesdales are featured in the ad — Alex, Stan, Lad, Dewey, Ace, Rascal, Rip and Pee Wee. Locations featured include the Grand Canyon, Lincoln Memorial, Brooklyn Bridge, California coast and Austin, Texas — plus the Gateway Arch and Bud’s brewery in St. Louis.
Last year 111 million people watched the Super Bowl. For many, it’s the only game they’ll watch all year and that’s perfectly acceptable. If you’re one of those non-fans planning to watch Sunday’s game, we’re here to make your experience more enjoyable. We’ve translated football lingo into horsey terms we know you’ll understand.
Happy Super Bowling to All! I’ll be in the barn scooping poop and day dreaming about doing dressage across that nice flat football field.
Written and Illustrated by Melanie Eberhardt