The Super Bowl is a monster event, and for that reason it has an outsize emotional impact. Not only are there the passionate vows of loyalty to a particular team, but also a largely media-generated message that no one should be alone on Super Bowl Sunday—no matter what. Football fans bond over the primal event with a binge of drink and food, howling at the television, high-fives, and chest bumps. To be fair, non-fans also find comfort with each other in making an anti-Super Bowl statement. PBS, anyone?
The point is there’s a drive to connect. What does that mean to us? Easy: an excuse to jump into that Superdome of beguiling human expression known as the Craigslist Personals. We scanned “missed connections,” “strictly platonic,” “misc romance” and “casual encounters” for samples of the searching human voice, eager for contact that related—in one way or another—to the Super Bowl. To get our balance back, we ended with “rants and raves” and found, well, who was to blame for the power outage.
Here are our faves, including a few from Baltimore because, after all, it was their night.
Sean, the dominos delivery guy—m4m—32 (Brookland-CUA)
I know this is a long shot, but here it goes. You’re a tall and handsome black guy named Sean. You delivered my dominos pizza and food tonight (Super Bowl night). You were very nice to me, gave me a free soda, and asked me if I watch the game, but I’m from Europe and told you I only watch soccer when it comes to sports. You smiled and shook my hands. If you read this or deliver in the Brookland area please hit me up.
super bowl at Green turtle—m4w—25 (Ballston )
you were wearing red shirt and supporting Ravens.. I didn’t get chance to talk to you but you look so cute.. I hope you can find this message..
pediactric nurse from mt washington hospital?—m4w—38 (giant on york road by abc 2)
we talked in line yesterday about 6p... you are going to the super bowl party at your sister in laws.. you are a pediatric nurse that drives a bwm suv... i THINK its mt washington hosptial or george washington hospital... im the army guy that was really into you.. probably a long shot but you never know...
Smoothie next time?—m4m (WSC Downtown, Conn Ave)
Super Bowl Sunday: Wish we could have stayed longer at the gym. Next time will you join me for a Pinkberry smoothie?
Melissa, Dogwatch Tavern—m4w
I know this is a shot in the dark, and I’ve never used craigslist before other than buying furniture, but this is the first way I thought about when trying to locate you after the game was over and I could not find you. I think you are extremely beautiful, with a great smile and a great sense of humor. I really wanted to at least give you my number so we could see each other again after rioting in the streets after the RAVENS WON THE SUPERBOWL!!!!! Go Ravens!!!!!
American flag guy on Charles (GO RAVENS!)—w4m—20 (North Charles St)
We were both in the mob on North Charles after the Ravens won, you were carrying a giant American flag and leading chants. I told you you were sexy, ran back to you and we made out a little. You seem really cool and you’re a great kisser, just wondering if you’d ever like a re-play. Tell me what color scarf I was wearing!
Love your look—m4w—54
I saw you at Top of the World. You are just incredibly sexy and I loved the way you cheered for the Ravens.
Good morning...—m4w—36 (Potomac)
Good morning. In need of a distraction (chat) to help keep today interesting. I have a few corny jokes and wicked typing speeds if we IM (yahoo).
If that’s not enough to get you excited, just pretend I’m the Calvin Klein model from last night’s Super Bowl commercial.
Someone to Talk to and Chill with—w4m—28 (MD/DC)
Am watching the Super Bowl, but am not rooting for anyone so not paying full attention. Interested in someone to talk to, maybe become friends and hang out with in the future. Message me if you’re interested.
Good looking, married man interested in NSA
Married, white male looking to meet someone for discreet NSA fun. I’m in a relationship that is becoming less and less intimate, and I would like to meet someone who I can become close with, both physically and emotionally.
I am fit, educated, and willing to try anything once. If you can relate, tell me a little about yourself. Put the winner of the Super Bowl in the subject line so I know you are a real person.
Hung stud for post Super Bowl fun—m4w—25 (Arlington (hosting))
Is there anyone out there who is still in the mood to celebrate? Or if you were 9’ers fans, soothe the loss with some hot sex? Either way, this young, fit, and hot guy is ready to play with a hwp and attractive woman tonight. We can meet at a bar nearby to make sure the chemistry is right.
No guys, scammers, or professionals. Put “Go Ravens” in the subject line and attach photos or I won’t read your message. Good luck!
super bowl bj—m4w—26 (gtown)
swm 26 y/o looking for post super bowl bj will travel to you asap.. in nw dc.. looking for one night fling to celebrate ravens victory..
Super bowl Power Outage???—m4w—43 (Nice Rockville Hotel
with flat screen HD)
Now is the time to head over to Rockville on the corner of Shady Grove and Rockville Pike!
If you are a college aged lady who is not a BBW (sorry) and of ANY race who would like to meet a Bruce Willis lookalike and earn about 100 roses for just your time just let me know!
I hope they can get this game going again so the Ravens can get their win!
Talk at ya soon!
I’m looking for a Serious Relationship with someone Awesome :)—28 (NOVA)
Heyy, How is everyone doing today??
I’m a 28 year old male in Woodbridge here,
I love the Fall time, and football season and going to the Mountains and wineries with awesome scenery :) And looking for an awesome girl to do that kind of stuff with me.. Crazy super bowl last night..
Power out at the Super Bowl
It’s Obama’s fault.