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FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:
We're headed into a week of "super-sized" events. First up on Sunday is the Super Bowl, where the undefeated New England Patriots go head-to-head with the New York Giants. And two days later, it's Super Tuesday. Voters in more than 20 states will go to the polls, perhaps finalizing their party's presidential nominees.
So which event are Americans more pumped up about? Turns out, it's almost a toss-up. A new Washington Post/ABC News poll shows 40% of those surveyed say they're more excited for the big football game, while 37% say they're more worked up about the Super Tuesday primaries.
The poll also found those who are more psyched for the Super Bowl include: football fans – no surprise there, those who haven't gone beyond high school, men and Independents.
As far as people who are more excited about Super Tuesday, that would include: non-football fans, college graduates, women and Democrats. When it comes to Republicans, they divide about evenly between the two events.
Here’s my question to you: Are you more excited for the Super Bowl or Super Tuesday, and why?
Interested to know which ones made it on air?
Super Tuesday, because one is a game that will not matter as soon as it is over and the other is a game that we will have to play out for four years, at least.
J.R. from Olympia, Washington writes:
Oh Jack, it's so sad. I switched my usual day off from Monday to Wednesday, planning for a late Tuesday and TV and blog-filled Wednesday. A gal at work asked me who I was rooting for and I automatically said, "Obama." Of course she meant Patriots or Giants.
Ask this same question on ESPN. A battle over the future or a battle over who can get to the end of the field? Pathetic that this question could ever even exist. However it does prove just how out of whack our priorities are. Besides, the NHL is way better.
Diane from Barnevald, New York writes:
Silly question. The Super Bowl is more exciting with more intelligent people participating. At least in this contest, there will be winners. Super Tuesday has nothing but losers.
Robb from New Jersey writes:
What's the spread on Super Tuesday? I'm sticking with Obama and taking the points! At least there is enough interest this election season to mention these two events in the same sentence. Maybe, just maybe the American population is finally going to get involved in a political process that actually affects their lives…. Whatever you do, watch the game Sunday but before you go to work on Tuesday, Vote.
Jack, Although I am a political junky, I still have to go with the Super Bowl. The commercials are better.
Once the Super Bowl is over, it's over. Super Tuesday is part of something larger than any of us. Finding a worthy leader of this great nation is imperative, especially considering what we've had for the last 7 years.
Brian from Maryland writes:
Super Tuesday. How many Americans remember who won the Super Bowl in 2000?