This is our first annual Super Bowl Cheat Sheet! For those of you who don’t get into football but love a good party, this will help you hold your own. Here are the top 10 things to know about Super Bowl 2013:
1. What is the Super Bowl?
The championship game between the two NFL conferences – the National Football Conference (NFC) and the American Football Conference (AFC)
2. Who’s Playing?
San Francisco 49ers (NFC) vs. Baltimore Ravens (AFC)
3. What color should I wear?
Red & Gold (San Francisco), Purple, Black & Gold (Baltimore)…..or to remain neutral just wear gold.
4. Where are they playing?
New Orleans – perhaps Cajun food would be appropriate?
5. What’s unique about Super Bowl 47?
Brother vs. Brother – the two head coaches, Jim Harbaugh (San Francisco) and John Harbaugh (Baltimore) have the same last name because yes…. they are related.
6. I’m not a football fan, why should I watch?
It’s not just the Super Bowl of football, it’s the Super Bowl of TV commercials as well!
7. I’m so bored watching the first half, why should I hang in there?
BEYONCE IS SINGING AT HALFTIME!! Hang in there! (Live or lip sync? TBD…)
8. Great halftime show, now I’m bored again. Why should I hang in there after halftime?
More great commercials!
9. Interesting fact about San Francisco:
The starting quarterback, Colin Kaepernick, was a back up when the season started. Now he could take them all the way!
10. Interesting fact about Baltimore:
This is future Hall of Fame linebacker Ray Lewis’ last game after 17 years in the league. What a way to go out!
Another appetizer idea is a recipe I got from my beautiful and very health conscious BFF that I’ve dubbed ‘Man Dip’! It is full of pasteurized, processed, meaty gunk and dudes love it. Here goes:
2 8-ounce blocks cream cheese
1 roll Jimmy Dean hot sausage
1 can Rotel (drain half liquid from can)
Brown sausage and put in bowl with cream cheese and Rotel. Stir well and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Serve with Fritos Scoops.
If you are planning festivities for the big game (February 3rd by the way….), check out the cute party printables from Etsy store Paper Party Creations!