Amid concerns over lackluster ratings predictions and waning national interest in Super Bowl XL, NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue unveiled a whole new game at a Thursday morning press conference.

“I give you Stupid Bowl I,” said Tagliabue, drawing the tarp on a huge, comically deflated football bearing the event’s revised logo. “A championship game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Seattle Seahawks might not be Super, but it is the epitome of Stupid. It’s time we embrace that stupidity.”

According to Tagliabue, the Stupid Bowl was amazingly ill-conceived.

“On the one hand, we’ve got a small-market team with no national fan base. On the other, a plodding, stuck-in-the-mud squad full of unknowns and has-beens,” he said. “And what’s dumber than holding the biggest game of the year in Detroit?”

Football fans across the country immediately took to the new game.

“This is what I’ve been talking about all week!” exclaimed Chicago Bears fan Michael Walton. “The game is going to be so stupid, I’m not even going to get drunk. It’s not worth it.”

In the future, the NFL plans to hold two major games at the end of each season. One will be Super, featuring high profile clubs and a venue like Miami or San Diego. The Stupid matchup will be untelevised, and played in cities like Detroit, Minneapolis or even Milwaukee.

heckler editorial staff