Introverts and The Super Bowl

Happy Superb Owl Sunday folks!

Stephen Colbert coined the phrase “Superb Owl” this week in response to the ban on the term “superbowl” in commercials and I’ve chosen to use it here because I find it amusing.

The Colbert Report – Superb Owl

I’ll admit I don’t know much of anything about football or sports in general, but I’m attending a Superb Owl party tonight and am getting excited to get hopped up on delicious eats, some mocktails (I’m the designated driver) and to watch the big game with close friends.

I don’t know who I’m rooting for yet, which might seem strange to avid football fans, but I’m just excited to watch and enjoy!

Leading up to The Big Game, I’ve been thinking about introverts and sports. In terms of playing sports, many people seem to believe that introverts prefer more solitary sports such as tennis, and that sports like football are the perfect environment for extroverts who are energized by a big, roaring crowd and prefer teamwork. I recognize the legitimacy of this argument, however I came across a blog post following last year’s Big Game talking about Baltimore Ravens quarterback, Joe Flacco, who seems to fit the introvert mold to a T:

Blog Post: The Best of Extroverts and Introverts at the Super Bowl

What I like most about that post is that the author talks about being true to your personality, or living your personal brand, if you will. It doesn’t matter if you love loud, noisy crowds and teamwork, or if you are more energized and comfortable in solitude. You can still do anything, and you can do it well, as long as you stay true to who you are.

Happy Super Bowl (or whatever you want to call it)!