I have never attended a Superbowl game nor watched one on TV.
The name Superbowl Sunday speaks volumes.
Instead of attending the Sacred Banquet wherein Christ is received, many Catholics miss church altogether on this Sunday so that they can clean their house and prepare a banquet for their family and friends. It becomes a weekend affair. The Superbowl game becomes more important than the Holy Eucharist.
How many Catholics enroll their youngsters in Sunday sports programs? How many moms become Soccer Moms? They are told that their children will rarely miss a Sunday Mass. However, their children are expected to show up at playoff games bright and early on Sunday to practice beforehand.
This alone should raise red flags.
In fact, in the Soviet Union during World War II, the communist youth would gather on Sundays to view the latest movies in the few local churches, which had been converted into theaters or museums. The rest of the churches had either been bombed or turned into stables.