We've been thinking about it for weeks and today's the day... Super Bowl XLVIII in East Rutherford, NJ.
The Denver Broncos will face off against the Seattle Seahawks; Bruno Mars will perform at halftime with the Red Hot Chili Peppers; and an opera singer will kick it all off with the National Anthem.
Lucky for you, we've talked about this event a whole lot.
Here's a compilation of our posts to get you pumped for tonight!
The day after the Super Bowl, we're expected to go to wake up as we normally would, get dressed, go to work, and spend the entire day there. Honestly? I'm not a fan. I don't want to spend the day I've celebrated the Super Bowl inside at work; in fact, I don't think we should have to go into work at all. I propose the day after the Super Bowl should be a national holiday. Here are three reasons why.
#1: The Super Bowl has become an American holiday in its own right.
We spend weeks leading up to the Super Bowl talking only about the upcoming game. There are blog posts and news articles and television programs. Most people watch the Super Bowl even if they don't follow football otherwise. That qualifies as a holiday, people, and therefore we should have the day after it off from work. After all, it's not a real holiday unless you get to stay in your pajamas all day.
Sure, the Super Bowl hasn't happened yet, but there is no doubt in my mind that the above commercial isn't the cutest of them all. It has all the elements of a successful Super Bowl commercial:
- It's for a beer company.
- There's a puppy.
- No, multiple puppies.
- And then one extraordinarily cute puppy, who becomes BFFs with a horse.
What do you think? (I'm totally right, aren't I?)
If you don't watch football regularly, tuning in to the Super Bowl may not be at the top of your list of ways to spend a Sunday evening. But the Super Bowl is one of those things it seems like everyone tunes in to watch, football fan or not. Here are 6 alternative reasons to watch the game on Sunday, even if football isn't quite your thing.
#1: The commercials
Some people say they actually watch the Super Bowl just for the commercials. It's the one time where we don't mind being bombarded by advertisements. Every advertiser is vying for our attention and desperate to become "that" commercial we all talk about the next day, like the "Whassup" commercial in 1992; "The Force" Volkswagen commercial in 2011; or the Old Spice commercial called "The Man Your Man Could Smell Like." The commercials are usually good for a laugh or, at the very least, an eye-roll.
Those who sometimes enjoy tuning in to the Puppy Bowl during the Super Bowl (um, who doesn't?) received a nice surprise recently when it was announced that every cat lovers' dream would come true with the Kitten Bowl.
As any Puppy Bowl watcher might know, kittens were previously relegated to a darling half-time show, while puppies were the obvious star players during the actual game. Hallmark, however, decided this wasn't enough and announced the Kitten Bowl, to premiere for the first time during the 2014 Super Bowl.
As if that information wasn't enough, further details about the Kitten Bowl have emerged. For starters, a whopping 60-70 kittens will take part in the Kitten Bowl. (By comparison, the Puppy Bowl typically has around 40 puppies in it. But it also has kittens, so!) On top of that, Beth Stern, talk radio host Howard Stern's wife, will host the event, with Yankees radio announcer John Sterling giving the event's play-by-play.
Cat and dog lovers can finally live in peace.