Are You Ready for Some Football?
Ok, so our team didn’t make it (unless you were rooting for one that did). Super Bowl Sunday is still a really fun time to kick back and laugh at the commercials, and maybe cringe at the halftime show.
Kick-off for Super Bowl XXIX is this Sunday, February 1st at 3:30pm (and yes, that’s Pacific time zone). They’re holding the game at the University of Phoenix stadium in Glendale, Arizona. The weather will probably be in the 60s at game time.
There has been two Super Bowls in Glendale the past:
Super Bowl XXX (Super Bowl 30) in 1996 was played at A.S.U.’s Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, AZ. The Dallas Cowboys beat the Pittsburgh Steelers by a score of 27-17.
Super Bowl XLII (Super Bowl 42) was played in Glendale at University of Phoenix Stadium in 2008. The New York Giants defeated the New England Patriots, 17-14.
Does that give the Patriots an advantage because they’ve played there before? Or do you think it will give the Seahawks the edge because the Patriots lost last time?
Let’s do some trivia!
- 8 million pounds of guacamole is consumed on Super Bowl Sunday
- 14,500 tons of chips are eaten along with that guacamole
- Of the top 10 most watched American television programs of all time, nine of them are Super Bowls
- The Super Bowl is measured in Roman numerals because a football season runs over two calendar years
- Over 700,000 footballs are produced annually for official NFL use and 72 of them are used for the Super Bowl
- It is the 2nd most watched sporting event in the world. More than 100 million people worldwide watch the Super Bowl every year. In fact, Super Bowl XLIV in 2010 unseated M*A*S*H’s series finale as the most watched show in television history with over 106.5 million watchers.
- One 30-second commercial aired during the Super Bowl costs at least $2,800,000
- The NFL has a policy against holding Super Bowl games in stadiums that have a climate of less than 50 degrees Fahrenheit, unless it is an enclosed stadium.
And for those who aren’t interested in the game, there are many stores having massive Super Bowl sales to try to drag in customers.
Also, if you want to stay at home and not watch reruns on other stations, go to Animal Planet and watch the Puppy Bowl with the Kitty Half Time Show. You can catch prior years on YouTube. In the late fall/early winter, Animal Planet gets puppies and kittens from shelters, and films them playing, and then edits together a show that feels like a football game. For the half time show, kittens come out and play with special motorized cat toys. Then Animal Planet helps get the talent adopted. It’s run all day, so you can watch it as well as the Super Bowl.
Another show is the Kitten Bowl on Hallmark.
We are happy with whomever wins. We just want to be invited to the home that has the best snacks. And click here if you want to be really inspired by what some fans put together.
What will you be doing on Sunday afternoon?