Last night, in Las Vegas, they crowned a new Miss America. How did I miss hearing about this until this morning? Easy; because nobody cared enough to talk about it.
There is more buzz about the Superbowl because the New Orléans Saints (a team plagued by years of horrible losses in the past) have made it to this ‘prestigious’ competition.
Not that substituting the Superbowl for Miss America is a step up, because it isn’t. Both events extended peak seasons and allowed their founders to pocket some extra cash in the process. And eventually we will lose interest in the Superbowl – just not this year.
This year’s Superbowl match-up is a glimmer of hope for America’s premier party city, devastated by Hurricane Katrina and still in recovery. Although the bowl is being held in Miami, a victory by the Saints would bring a lot of money to the still suffering city of New Orléans.
As for a beauty contest that is only skin deep in its evaluations of the contestants, I say good riddance. The less of it, the better!