It’s less than a week away now. One of the biggest sporting events of the year, Super Bowl XLVIII, will take place Feb. 2.
The game between Denver and Seattle will be something everyone talks about next weekend. And of course, with this game comes the Super Bowl parties.
Chances are you want to attend one of these parties, but unfortunately for you, you don’t know much about the game and don’t want to stick out like a sore thumb at the party.
Here are some tips to make sure that you seem like you know what’s going on:
– Choose your bandwagon team
It happens every post-season for fans and non-fans alike. Everyone has to choose a team that they are going to root for come game time.
You could decide to cheer for the Denver Broncos just based on their roster, with the likes of star 37-year-old quarterback Peyton Manning being the talk of the league. Or you can cheer for the Seattle Seahawks and go back to not caring about football by Monday.
Or you can let it come down to one team has a cooler logo/jersey than the other. It’s all up to you which team you cheer for.
-Cheer for every play involving Richard Sherman
Seattle cornerback Sherman has received tons of social media attention since the Seahawks secured their ticket to the Super Bowl with their win in their semi-final game.
With some spectacular play through the playoffs, and a professional wrestling-esque interview, the man is an internet legend.
The party guests will certainly be following this as well, so go ahead and cheer for every tackle the guy dishes out.
-The commercials are hilarious, just laugh at all of them
One of the spectacles that some of the more casual Super Bowl viewers look forward to every year are the commercials that will air during the breaks in play.
There are celebrity cameos to see, jokes that border on a PG-13 rating and a whole barrel full of laughs for you to enjoy. Even if you don’t quite understand what’s going on in the commercial, just laugh along with the others. All of social media will be, too.
Following these basic steps will help you fit in just fine, but of course, touching up on the positions and how the point system works wouldn’t hurt either.
Lastly, and probably the most important tip of all, just enjoy the game. The Super Bowl comes once a year and it’s an event that keeps people talking for weeks!