It’s almost here, the big kahuna, the social event of the year: the Super Bowl.
This year’s contest, Super Bowl XLVII, figures to be a classic, pitting hardened defenses against high-powered offenses, and brother against brother in a coaching duel for the ages.
Oh, wait, you didn’t know all of this ahead of time? And you don’t care? Then you’ve come to the right place!
Since everyone that wants to know the nuts and bolts about the game and matchups has likely already scoured our site for insight and analysis, we wanted to provide the rest of you with some much needed content and guidance. A bit of a more humorous approach for those fans out there who love the Super Bowl, but might not spend the entirety of their Sundays watching NFL coverage.
So with that, and all of you wonderful fans in mind, this is our Casual Fan’s Guide to Super Bowl XLVII. Here you’ll find humorous analysis, human-interest pieces, and a guide to throwing/cooking for the best Super Bowl party ever. Why are we still wasting your time selling it? We have no idea! So we’ll shut up and let you get to reading:
A Casual Fan’s Guide:
The Best Players to Root For – Who is Ray Lewis? Is that the guy in The Blind Side? Does that Kaepernick guy really have a tortoise? Even if you don’t know a single player, we’ll tell you who to cheer for.
Pick Six: People you will run into at a Super Bowl party – You’ve met them before and you’ll met them again. Adam Rank introduces you to the type of guests you’ll run into at any Super Bowl party.
FAQ: A guide to everything you need to know about SB XLVII – Afraid to ask if the Harbaugh brothers are twins? Scared you don’t know where the Super Bowl is played? Don’t be. We answer all your Super Bowl questions.
10 Tips to Throw an Awesome Super Bowl Party – Want to plan a great party. A Hollywood event planner shows you how in ten easy tips.
Super Bowl Recipes – Food. Snacks. Appetizers. Fans, restaurants and even our own NFL.com staff share our favorite recipes.
America’s Favorite Game: Super Bowl winners – See who won every Super Bowl with this board game inspired graphic.
Super Bowl Mad Libs – Download “World’s Greatest Party Game” Super Bowl version
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