This is unofficially The Week Of Silly Super Bowl Stories, and what better way to open the floodgates with a Bloomberg BusinessWeek piece telling us that the SUPER BOWL CAN ACTUALLY END YOUR LIFE!
“If you look at a lot of data from a lot of different sports, there is a spectator risk,” said Dr. Stephen Siegel, a cardiologist at New York University Langone Medical Center.
The best way to avoid this unhappy consequence is, “don’t take it so seriously. Don’t get so excited about it,” he said. “Enjoy the game, have fun with it, but don’t spend your life savings on betting on it and don’t have your life invested in the outcome.”
Don’t have your life invested in the outcome is NOT what you need to be telling Steelers fans or Packers fans. These are responsible, grown adults spending hard-earned money on hand towels and foam hats. And frankly, if we took a few of these, uh, passionate folks off the face of the earth, who would miss them?