You were waiting to settle in for Super Bowl 50. Can Peyton Manning pull it off? Can Cam Newton play under Super Bowl pressure? These and the usual other Super Bowl conversations are waiting to be had -- the thumbs up or down on the halftime show, who had the best commercial. Nothing unusual there.
So amid all the usual Super Bowl hype, a welcome hype that momentarily distracts from the intensity of the presidential campaign, why not play the race card?