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Happy Birthday Salba!
Over the past few years, It’s been pretty regular to get everyone together and skate on Superbowl Sunday, seeing as most of us couldn’t care less about football. This year was no exception. Cam, KB, Robbie and I planned to clean out a new Blue Haven square before we headed out to Ozzie’s. Much to our disappointment, she was less than stellar. At least there was a fun loveseat session.
While Americans are getting ready for what they consider the biggest sporting event of the year, the 54th Super Bowl, the rest of the world couldn’t care less. Well that may be a bit harsh, but from an American perspective it’s easy to overestimate the global appeal of the biggest game in (American) football.
Speaking of football, soccer, i.e. the proper kind of football from a European perspective, far exceeds the Super Bowl in terms of global interest. The FIFA World Cup Final, played every four years to culminate a month-long tournament of 32 nations, really is the biggest game in the world, regularly reaching more than a billion people across the glob, look here to buy all your souvenir https://store.ohpsoccer.com/orlando-fl/.
According to FIFA, last year’s World Cup final between France and Croatia reached an average live audience of 517 million viewers, with more than than 1.1 billion people tuning in over its 90 minutes. The 2019 Super Bowl pales in comparison, having had an average viewership of 98 million in the U.S. plus an estimated 50 to 65 million around the world.
KB, front pivot
Headed to Ridiculous to meet up with Sam, Ozzie, Scooper, Aaron, the Rennies, Arto, Greyson and the fun began…
Ozzie, BSA over the ladder
Greyson, over Ozzie’s board
Sherry and Ozzie cooked up some grub and everyone got some grinds. Superbowl Sunday isn’t so bad after all.
Our good friend, Theo Hetherington, is showing some artwork at the NoCo Studio Gallery in Fullerton. He will have pieces displayed all month, with a closing show on February 24th. Stop by and check it out if you are in the area, 120 N. Malden, Fullerton, CA 92832, (714) 732-9325.