Revel responsibility in Super Bowl excitement

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There is no bigger annual sporting event than the National Football League’s Super Bowl.

People react with signs and cheers in Times Square on Tuesday, May 25, 2010, in New York after NFL owners voted to put the 2014 Super Bowl football game at the new Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

This Sunday, the NFL’s best offence of 2014 will clash with its best defence and, as is the nature of every sporting contest, there can only be one victorious team. Peyton Manning — arguably the game’s best quarterback of all time — will square off agains the Legion of Boom, an all-star defence comprised of many fantastic parts.

In Moose Jaw, many will be watching the game.

While it might not have the significance of the Grey Cup in this province — and especially this year’s Grey Cup, which saw the Roughriders playing for and ultimately winning it all in their hometown — the Super Bowl is still a major sporting event.

And as with every major sporting event, people will likely be coming out in numbers to local bars and consuming considerable amounts of liquor.

It’s important that everybody keeps three things in mind this weekend. First, don’t be an idiot. No game justifies the kind of behaviour that results in bar brawls, so don’t get confrontational about your team.

Second, don’t drink and drive. Moose Jaw has enough collisions and hit-and-runs with the city’s poor roads. You don’t need to do that statistic any favours.

And last, but not least, is to have fun. The Super Bowl only comes around once a year, and one that’s sure to be as hotly contested as this once every few years. So kick back and enjoy it — responsibly.

All Times-Herald editorials are written by the editorial staff.

Organizations: NFL

Geographic location: Moose Jaw

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