Chapman - 6:17 pm on Feb 4, 2013 (gmt 0)
The "Super Bowl" has been played every year since 1967 - typically the first Sunday in February, I believe.
In the US, the festivities and preparation for Super Bowl weekend have risen to a level similar to that of Thanksgiving or 4th of July. Albeit, more with the sports centric folk than across the board but... that's still considerable!
Even those not into football often watch just for the vast array of new high budget commercials and the half-time performance. Most find it simply a good excuse for a party!
This weekend didn't hit me as bad as some past years but... I still felt the sting!