Gary Benson of rural Michigan recently became nostalgic when contemplating whether this Super Bowl would be his last with his gray, pleather recliner. The two have been watching the big game together since 2009.
“We’ve had some good times together,” said Benson, resting his Coors Light on the armrest. “Talk about a great run. We’ve seen everything from the Giants ending the Pats’ perfect season to the Falcons’ epic choke, but our time may be up, as I’ve had my eye on this new model with a cup holder and electric leg rests.”
For his part, Benson looks forward to one last hurrah with “Chucky,” his nickname for the bland recliner his wife picked up at Furniture Barn nearly a decade ago.
“He just kind of looks like a Chucky to me,” explained Benson. “Kinda squatty, you know?”
Benson plans to make this year’s Super Bowl even more special by spending at least half of it just resting his eyes and enjoying “what time we have left.”