I may not be American, and I may not like American football all that much but it’s hard to deny how exciting the Super Bowl is. Back in the States it’s sort of a tradition that people throw a party for the event and I always had a great time when I was invited over to someone’s house so each year I try and organize a small party at my apartment for some friends. Unfortunately as it’s played on a Sunday in the US, here it’s Monday morning meaning quite a few people can’t attend but no matter how many people show up we always have a good time. I’m looking forward to watching it in a few days and in the afternoon I’ll be able to watch the newest commercials (another bonus when you watch the Super Bowl in the US) thanks to the internet. I sometimes talk about sports with my students at my Smith’s 英会話 school in Hirakata and one thing students say to me is that they don’t understand the rules. The funny thing is when it comes to American football I was lost for many years as I didn’t grow up around it (and despite being British cricket also baffles me) but little by little I watched, listened and learned so now I can fully enjoy the games. But regardless of whether you understand the rules or not it’s a good excuse to get together with your friends and catch up. So if you have some free time and want to learn more about American culture I recommend turning on your TV this coming Monday.