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Emil Steiner
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Emil Steiner

The author of NFL Crime Watch and Founding Editor of The League.

XLIII Beats 44

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A few weeks back when The League discussed whether you would like your team to win the Super Bowl or your candidate to win the election it seemed like a no-brainer. As much as I would love to watch the Eagles finally win it all, deciding the leader of the free world is just a little bit more important.

An election is one thing, a parade is another. So let's take this election season/football season competition a step further. Would you rather have a ticket to the Inauguration of president No. 44 or at Super Bowl XLIII?

If I had to choose, I would go to the game. However you feel about the election's result, what's so exciting about catching pneumonia to watch a limo drive by? And we already know who won. The outcome of the Super Bowl, on the other hand, is yet to be determined. That's why we want to watch and why advertisers want to drop $2 million for 30-second spots. It could be -- as the past few have been -- a thrilling game.

Even if it isn't close it will still be the best two teams of 2008 fighting to be crowned the 43rd champion. And even if it's a XX-style blow out, would you rather spend a January weekend in sunny Tampa or frigid Tuesday in Washington?

By Emil Steiner  |  November 20, 2008; 1:04 PM ET  | Category:  NFL Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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Wrong answer. The Super Bowl is an annual event that determines the champion of a sport that really doesn't export well. Nobody in the rest of the world cares about the NFL championship. The inauguration of Barack Obama is an irreplaceable moment in history that you can tell your grandchildren about. If you've got tickets to the event, that ticket gives you a bird's eye view of an event that will be written about in history books long after all of us will be gone. The whole world will be watching Obama's inauguration. Being a part of that moment will be priceless.

Posted by: John | November 21, 2008 8:04 AM

if you have ever been to an inauguration they are roughly all the same. The ones with Bush were different, what with the cops in riot gear pointing guns at me and stuff.

Don't put all your eggs in one basket. O will do okay, but he is not god, please realize that its more on us to fix the world than him.

Posted by: Alex35332 | November 21, 2008 9:08 AM

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