Super Bowl XLVI: 10 things to know about the big game
With Super Bowl XLVI just two days away, here are 10 things you need to know about the big game.
1. Venue – The game will be played at Lucas Oil Stadium, home of the Indianapolis Colts. It is located in Indianapolis, Indiana and has a capacity of 70,000.
2. National Anthem – The national anthem will be sung by Kelly Clarkson. Let’s just hope she can remember the lyrics, unlike last year when Christina Aguilera forgot the words and then forgot how to sing at the end.
3. Halftime show – The halftime show will be performed by Madonna. That’s right folks, this years’ halftime show will be performed by 1980s pop icon Madonna. The only problem that I foresee is that it’s now 2012 and Madonna is somewhat past her prime.
4. Rematch – It’s a rematch of Super Bowl XLII which the Giants won 17-14 thanks to a late touchdown by Plaxico Burress. Unfortunately, Burress is no longer with the team. He was released just a little over year later after unintentionally shooting himself in the leg in a nightclub. He was subsequently sentenced to 18 months in prison.
5. Super Bowl XLV – Last year’s Super Bowl was won by the Green Bay Packers, who defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-25. It was the most watched Super Bowl in history, as well as the most watched program in U.S. television history with 111 million U.S. viewers.
6. Cost of a Super Bowl commercial – $3.5 million. You guessed it, the cost of a thirty-second commercial to be shown in the Super Bowl is $3.5 million. This is a record price for a Super Bowl commercial and poses the question: How big is the worldwide audience that will be watching? That brings me nicely onto my next point.
7. Worldwide audience – The worldwide audience is estimated by some to be as many as 1 billion. The game will be shown in 232 countries and will be broadcast in 34 different languages.
8. Beer- Americans drink 325.5 million gallons of beer on Super Bowl Sunday. To put that into perspective, that’s almost half as much as Irish people drink on St. Patrick’s Day.
9. Chicken Wings – Ever wonder how many Chicken Wings are eaten in America on Super Bowl Sunday? Why it’s 1 billion of course. Now that is a lot of Chicken Wings.
10. Super Bowl Party – Finally, we move onto the Super Bowl Party. Most people will be watching the game at a Super Bowl party, which is usually fun because there are only three things that are needed: A) Super Bowl B) Beer C) Chicken Wings.
Those are 10 things you need to know about the big game, so be sure to check back tomorrow for a preview/prediction of Super Bowl XLVI. Thanks for reading.