This super event was almost not too super!

“Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last; but we do it to get a crown that will last forever. Therefore I do not run like a man running aimlessly; I do not fight like a man beating the air.” 1 Corinthians 9:24-26.


The game provides excitement! (photo by Chris Directo)

After church service yesterday, most of the church went to various places to watch the big game, the Super Bowl.

Most who did plan to watch the Super Bowl went to the Directo’s residence in Mountain View right after lunch.

This Super Bowl, pitting the Indianapolis Colts against the Chicago Bears, was not too super at the start for this crowd.

Everyone at the Directo household watched the coin toss with lots of anticipation. This game seemed to be a good matchup that was sure to be close, so all attendees looked forward to a great game.

But right after the coin toss, just before the kickoff, the television screen went blank.


Some people were into competition of their own, like a game of Scrabble. (photo by Chris Directo)

There was a collective groan as everyone scrambled to check if someone sat on a remote. Then the television itself was checked. All was okay, except for the non-existent image and the disappointed audience.

The satellite service took half an hour to come back on. By that time, twenty points were scored, including the opening kickoff being returned for a touchdown, first ever in a Super Bowl.

Everyone made the most of what was left of the game. At least everyone was able to eat some football game “grinds” during the wait. Food can comfort anyone! Even a football fan!

The ratio of people rooting for the Bears to the Colts was about two to one at this venue. Some Bear fans quickly became Colt fans during the fourth quarter.

This Super Bowl was an entertaining one, as players had a hard time holding on to the ball. The game was close almost the whole way, and everyone was satisfied.

Even the Bears fans. (The Colts won, 29-17.)


No football? It’s time for some karaoke! (photo by Chris Directo)

After the game, some people stuck around to sing karaoke. Some even stayed for dinner!

Despite some satellite problems, this super Sunday was fun. The Super Bowl was a great game, too. It ended up becoming the second-most watched Super Bowl ever.

Even including a house full of people in Mountain View, Hawaii, who missed the first half hour of the game!