3-2-1 Let the Super Bowl begin!
3 Feb 2017
The highlight of the American Football Season is getting closer by the day: The 51st Super Bowl will take place on Sunday February 5th in Houston. The two teams who will be going head-to-head for the trophy are the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons. And how could it end any other way than with one of the teams being named Champion of the National Football League (NFL) at the end of the night. We are already preparing for this ultimate sports event! In the following learn more about who the teams are, who is performing the half-time show and everything else that happens on Super Bowl Sunday!
The Super Bowl normally takes place on the first Sunday in February and attracts more than 800 million viewers worldwide! Watching the final game with friends and family on the television is definitely an event you don’t want to miss. In this year’s Super Bowl, the New England Patriots will play against the Atlanta Falcons in the NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. As the seasoned veterans, this will be the ninth Super Bowl for the Patriots and the Falcons in comparison are the greenhorns having only played once in the Super Bowl in 1998. It will be exciting, so you better not forget to wear your team’s jersey!
At the end of the day, the game is more than getting the egg-formed football into the opposing team’s end zone and playing an outstanding game, but above all, about taking home the Vince Lombardi Trophy. In 1971, the trophy was named after the legendary Green Bay Packers football coach Vince Lombardi who led his team to win the first two Super Bowls. The sterling-silver trophy is crafted by Tiffany & Co and takes four months to complete. Furthermore, each member of the winning team gets a uniquely designed Super Bowl ring made of gold and diamonds. It is the dream of every football player to wear one of these rings. In addition to an intriguing game, the year’s Most Valuable Player (MVP) will be announced at the end of the game.
Those who are no longer sure of all the rules of the game have time to freshen up their memory before Sunday. Find out more on how American football is played.
It is not an exaggeration to say the Super Bowl is the biggest sporting event in the world and anyone who wants to see the game in the stadium live must dig deep into their pockets. The price for a Houston Stadium ticket starts at $2,700, but it really is a once in a lifetime opportunity for the audience. The Super Bowl also attracts many fans who want to see the always impressive half-time show. The honor to perform on stage at this grand event has been given to stars like Madonna, Beyoncé and Bruce Springsteen. This year, Lady Gaga will join the list of esteemed performers and it will certainly be a show you don’t want to miss!
Superbowl Showtime for crazy costly Commercials
Funny commercials for Pepsi, Budweiser or Doritos: what’s that got to do with football? Super Bowl time is also commercial time! Companies know that during this time many viewers are glued to the TV and the Super Bowl is famous for its funny and creative commercials. For the special honor of airing a commercial to reach millions of viewers, companies must pay around five million dollars for a 30-second spot. For this reason, these memorable commercials are especially made to entertain and be unique. Which company’s jingle will you go home humming to? Tune into the game and see which product puts in the most effort to make you laugh and buy!
UNOfficial Holiday in the USA
Super Bowl Sunday is by no means just about the competition. Over the years, this day has developed into an almost unspoken, unofficial holiday. The Super Bowl has been aired and watched on millions of televisions since 1967 and in preparation of the game, sport-themed activities and parties are planned with enthusiasm. Everywhere friends and family gather, you will find tasty snacks and fun food creations like football brownies or mini-hot dogs. Those who are not that interested in the game, can enjoy the great atmosphere, eat good food and spend quality time with friends!
If you don’t enjoy watching men play football, then you might be entertained by the Puppy Bowl. Aired during the Super Bowl, the Puppy Bowl is a competition between two teams made of our cutest four-legged friends. Team Ruff and Team Fluff play tug-a-war on dog-sized football field and the commentator tells the audience what is happening just like in the Super Bowl. The purpose behind the Puppy Bowl is to raise awareness for homeless pets in the animal shelter. By airing the puppies on television, the hope is to reach a wider audience who might like to give the fuzzy friends a new home. The half-time show is also performed by cats which viewers can also adopt.
We are looking forward to an exciting night from Sunday to Monday. Night owls will be happy to know that because of the time difference, the Super Bowl will start at half past midnight. So, get the coffee machine out in preparation of a cozy night on the coach with millions of other viewers! Would you like to celebrate your very own Super Bowl Sunday in the USA and be a part of the action? Then apply for the Green Card Lottery DV-19 now and experience football-fever up close and personal!