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My Superbowl Dream
February 3, 2008, 10:44 am
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It’s Superbowl Sunday and I just woke up from the most bizarre sports dream I’ve ever had. I think I was in France and I was watching a very strange sort of soccer game. Typical rules of play did not apply, and the highlights I remember were these:

First, that both teams were decked out in brightly colored costumes and there was an important ritual facilitated by the referee where both teams participated in a choreographed ‘wave’ move that went from one end of the field to the other, and every team member did a large wave of the arms paired with a full body bend over to the side. I thought it looked pretty neat.

At other points in the game, all the team members were dressed up as odd objects. The team on the left side of the field consisted of players masquerading as large office supplies, of which I most vividly remember there being two staplers. All the costumes coordinated though and were characterized by glittery pastel colors and clean, sharp-cornered lines. The other team seemed to be mostly dressed up as large pieces of furniture (one of which was an enormous multi-columned file cabinet, where the square drawers were sometimes used against the other team), although at another point in the game I remember at least half of those team members having keyboards, which it became apparent were a critical game-playing tool. The goalie on that team got pretty upset when his keyboard was trashed by some flying object launched by the other team. It might’ve been the ball, but I don’t think it was. Come to think of it, I don’t remember ever seeing a ball.

Later in the game the team on the left scored some extra style points when they threw in a lift during the whole ‘wave’ sequence. They got a lot of points because they quite fluidly assembled a very impressive pyramid of players, which included an elaborately decorated horse on the second tier. The dismount was less graceful though, as one of the players returned to the ground quite clumsily (losing some points), but the lowering of the horse went off without a hitch and I was impressed.

The last thing I remember before I woke up was trying to figure out a new development in the game where players all took off one red shoe and threw it at a large pegboard decked out with many random objects. As the shoes hit certain numbers that were mixed in with the objects, crowd members yelled out the number and the other team got pretty upset, I think it meant that they had to do some sort of challenge that got more difficult the more numbers that were hit.

Oddly the entire time I was quite certain I was watching a soccer game. I’ll be very impressed if the superbowl today turns out to be anywhere near as interesting.