13 Tips for Faking Your Way Through a Super Bowl Party
Courtesy Flicker user Joe Parks. Seahawks fans celebrate their team's NFC conference championship.
Excited for the Super Bowl parties but nervous because you don't follow football closely enough to keep up with the conversation? Don't worry. We've got your back with this handy guide that will help you talk all about the Sunday, February 2, game featuring the guy with the giant forehead from the Papa John's commercials and that likable kid from those gag-worthy State Farm Insurance commercials. Or as you'll soon know them, Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning and Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson, respectively.
13. In case you've really been out of the loop: the Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos will face each other in Super Bowl XLVIII. Kickoff is at 4:30 p.m. The game will air on Fox.
12. When it comes to conversation, start with the basics. "Man, I sure am excited to see the Seattle Seahawks number-one ranked defense go up against the Broncos number-one ranked offense."
11. Then add in some banal trivia: "Did you know that Denver's Peyton Manning is the second-oldest quarterback to start a Super Bowl? The oldest was John Elway."
10. If you want to play it safe, you can always comment about the halftime show with something like, "Really? Bruno Mars is the halftime act? That's the best they could get?"
9. When the subject turns to players, stick to familiar sports clichés.
8. Peyton Manning and Wes Welker are "wily veterans."
7. Seattle's Russell Wilson is a "rising star" or an "up-and-comer" (take your pick).