February 6th, 2011
09:00 AM ET

Letters to the President #748 'Super Bowl? Maybe'

Tom Foreman | BIO
AC360° Correspondent

Reporter's Note: Sports are nice for taking your mind off of tough times - just like daily letters from a pen pal. Ha!

Dear Mr. President,

Here it is, Super Bowl Sunday, and I must say as I write this, that I am just not as into the game as I thought I would be. Maybe it’s just all the serious events of the past week, or maybe it is fatigue from all the travel, or maybe it’s just that I somehow feel put off by the fact that sports shows have been breathlessly analyzing the matchup for two weeks now.

As much as I enjoy football, does anything need to be talked about that much? Seriously, I think there are carloads of teenage girls who seemingly can talk forever, who would lapse into a coma if they were forced to take on the same topic, nonstop, around-the-clock for two weeks. My wife and I spent less time to discussing our plans to get married, and we didn’t even have instant replay to count on!