Are you ready for the Super Bowl? You know, the big game at the end of the football season? Have you been religiously glued to your TV sets each and every Sunday afternoon watching every game, analyzing every single play and offering color commentary on your Facebook timeline?
Well, this week's column is not for you. Lol!
No...really! Somewhere there's someone out there who just doesn't get it. There's actually a person who's thinking even as I speak, "I don't get it." There's someone out there who has not watched a single game this season but will be amongst some of the biggest football fans in the world on this Sunday. They'll be pretending to be enjoying the game, but thinking to themselves, "I don't get it." They will be easy to spot because they will be the ones going to the restroom "after" the commercials.
Speaking of commercials, to some of us they have almost become as popular as the game. And they keep getting more and more entertaining each year. I don't believe they show the best commercials because the audience is at an all-time high. I think it's so that non-football fans can be entertained as well. Some of these commercials are mini-movies and can basically tell an entire story in just a couple of minutes. For some of us non-football fans, that will be the only thing that we will be able to follow.
But for those who really wanna fit in this Super Bowl Sunday and have something to keep you occupied between commercials, here's your "Super Bowl Cliff Notes." courtesy of the What's Happening Man.
Here we go...
This Sunday Feb. 2, 2014, the Seattle Seahawks will take on the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII (48). This game will take place at the MetLife Stadium in New York City. There's been talk of possibly having to move the date of the game, if the weather gets bad leading up to it. The Broncos are the favorite and are expected to win.
The quarterback for the Broncos is Peyton Manning. He has had a good year considering a couple of years ago he was released by the Indianapolis Colts and faced recovering from neck surgery. This is his third time in the Super Bowl, winning once, where he led the Colts to a win in 2007 against the Chicago Bears.
The Seahawks are considered the underdog. This is only their second time in the Super Bowl in franchise history. The quarterback for the Seahawks is Russell Wilson. This is his first time playing in a Super Bowl and only his second season in the NFL.
One name you might hear come up in conversation is cornerback Richard Sherman. He's known for big talk and controversies, as he recently went off on a rant on Fox Sports calling himself the "best corner in the game." Bronco's fans in the room will probably make reference to him and make him the butt of their jokes, if the Broncos do indeed win the game.
The halftime show will feature Bruno Mars and if you survive all the excitement, new episodes of "New Girl" and "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" air immediately after the game.
So, there you have it. Now you're ready to ready to fit in and appear to be a real football fan...at least for a day!