Desktop: Super duper Sunday

Brits, Aussies, Canadians and the rest of you lot - forgive us Americans while we prepare for the greatest American holiday of the year, Super Sunday.

USA football ball 88 (photo credit:)
USA football ball 88
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No matter who wins or loses this Sunday, you know you could have done a better job running the team. But you're wrong - I, not you, am the one who should be in charge. Brits, Aussies, Canadians and the rest of you lot - you'll forgive us Americans for a bit while we prepare for the greatest American holiday of the year, Super Sunday - on which the Super Bowl, this year featuring the New York Giants and the New England Patriots, is played (check out the official site at http://www.nfl.com/superbowl). Of course, the big game is always exciting enough - but why not make things a little more, shall we say, interesting? No, not by betting (heaven forfend). Instead of sitting back on the couch and criticizing everything the coaches and players do, why not get in the game itself, by running your very own fantasy team. The Fox Sports Fantasy site (http://msn.foxsports.com/fantasy) has everything you need - a very active user board where you can pick up tips on who you want for your team and cash prizes for those who can call the plays and players best. It's too late for this year's football season, of course, but baseball is just a couple of weeks away - and the Fox fantasy baseball league is looking for recruits. But of course, while you're watching the game, there will be other family members who will be whining about how boring and/or confusing everything is. "This is nothing like football," your British or Israeli friends/spouses will say, meaning soccer, of course (when will these people learn how to speak English?). To them you must explain the highlights of the game - and the high points for non-sports fans, which are, of course, the commercials. It's well known that advertisers save their best ideas for the Super Bowl; it's where we met the Macintosh for the first time, as well as those perennial favorites, the Budweiser Frogs. The only problem for locals is that you can watch the ads only if you watch the live broadcast, beginning around 2:30 a.m. (yikes!). Or, you could check out http://www.superbowl-ads.com/, which has ads from Super Bowls for the past decade. And if you don't like the ads, why not develop a fantasy ad agency so you can come up with better ones yourself? http://www.newzgeek.com