Whether you care about the athletic of football or not is irrelevant: Super Bowl 50 is in the air and it has something for everyone.
Sunday, the Carolina Panthers will battle it out with the Denver Broncos to see who comes out the conqueror with bragging rights and the Vince Lombardi trophy on the line.
Regardless of what kind of party you attend to watch the big game, here are a few Super Bowl talking points to construct you sound like youre practically BFFs with Erin Andrews.
For the die-hard sports fan:
Peyton Manning and Cam Newton have played each other once in their careers( a 36 -1 4 win by Mannings Broncos in 2012 ). Newton was sacked seven days and posted a career-low 5.9 total QBR in the game.
However, since the start of 2011( including playoffs ), Newton has rushed 648 periods for 3,383 yards and 45 touchdowns. Manning has rushed 94 periods for minus-4 8 yards and one touchdown in that same span.
This will be the first Super Bowl in history in which the No. 1 overall picking from a draft( Cam Newton in 2011) will face the No. 2 overall picking from the same draft( Von Miller ).
For the foodies:
Your Super Bowl menu is just as important as the team you root for, and guacamole is a must for any party. Last year, America was projected to consume 120 lbs of avocados during the big game.
Super Bowl Sunday is typically the most popular day for pizza delivery. By halftime of last years game, Pizza Hut violated its marketings record with over $10 million in digital sales.
The top Google searches for most searched recipes for Super Bowl Sunday are: chicken wings, spinach artichoke dip, guacamole, meatballs and buffalo chicken dip.
Americans will expend $30 billion on food for the NFLs ultimate championship showdown.
For the boozers:
Drinking and football go hand-in-hand just ask pretty much anyone. Napa Valley is trying to capitalize on the action with more than 100 Vintner members tastings at special events leading up to the big game.
Close to 325 million gallons of brew will be tossed back during the big game- equaling more than a gallon per person in the US. That’s about 10 cans of brew per person.
For the gamblings:
Prop bets are all the rage during Super Bowl.Here are some of our favorite prop wagers.
If Steph Curry is shown on TV during the broadcast, what will he be wearing?
Personalized Carolina Steph Curry Jersey 1/1
No Jersey 2/1
Cam Newton Jersey 3/1
Any Other Carolina Jersey 5/1
Will there be an earthquake during the game?
What coloring will the liquid be that is poured on the winning coach ?
Will Left Shark make an appearance on stage during the course of its Super Bowl Halftime Show ?
For the fit and health crazed:
Super Bowl Sunday is the second-biggest gluttony day in America, behind Thanksgiving. The average American will devour at least 2,400 calories during the four or five-hour game, according to the Calorie Control Council.
Americans will scarf down approximately 11.2 million pounds of potato chips, 8.2 million pounds of tortilla chips, 3.8 million pounds of popcorn and 3 million pounds of nuts, in agreement with the Snack Food Association.
Theyll ate virtually 1 billion chicken wings on game day, according to the National Chicken Council. An estimated 48 million Americans will also order takeout.
For the social media preoccupied:
During Super Bowl XLIX, ads were mentioned 1.5 million times on Twitter and 360,000 times on Facebook, according to Engagor. Last years most discussed Super Bowl advertiser was McDonalds, and the most engaging was T-Mobile.
In 2015, 23 percentage of social media buzz came from computers while 77 percentage came from mobile. A whopping 68 percent of social media interactions came from males.
Although Super Bowl XLIX was the most tweeted Super Bowl ever, the most tweeted athletics game remains the 2014 FIFA World Cup semi-final between Germany and Brazil, gaining 35.6 million tweets.
For the travelers:
The Super Bowl has been hosted by 15 different cities( New Orleans and Miami have each hosted 10 ).
Super Bowl 50 was confirmed to play at Levis Stadium on May 21, 2013. Hipmunk conservatively estimates a 250 percent cost increase in tickets for flights to the three main Bay Area airports( San Francisco, San Jose, and Oakland ).
They calculated an average airfare of $383 before Jan. 24 and $957 afterward.
Overall, different groups estimates a Super Bowl visit will cost between $6,189 – $7,207 per person.
According to the Denver Post, the Broncos organization paid for all employees full-timers, part-timers and interns to travel to Super Bowl 50.
According to data from Priceline.com, the range in airfare from Denver to San Francisco is currently $600 to $1,128. From Charlotte, it is $724 to $1,432.
Searches on Airbnb for Super Bowl accommodations in the Bay Area spiked 2.25 hours above normal — demand is already three times higher than “its all for” Super Bowl 2015.
Santa Clara is the fourth-smallest city to host the Super Bowl( East Rutherford, NJ, Palo Alto and Pontiac, MI were smaller ).
For the jewelry devotee:
The Vince Lombardi trophy( the Super Bowl trophy, named after Vince Lombardi) is made by the famed blue box jeweler Tiffany& Co. It is 22-inches, weighs 7 lbs and takes four months to make.
After the game, its returned to Tiffany to be engraved. According to Victoria Reynolds, group director of business sales at Tiffany, the company has never gotten the trophy back without champagne on it.
On average, the NFL shells out $1,125, 000 each year for Super Bowl championship rings( 150 rings total, $750,000 to the winning team and $375,000 to the losing team ).
For the lazy:
Many sports fans are rallying to get the Monday after the Super Bowl to be deemed a national holiday.
According to Bureau of Labor Statistics data, 4 percent of the working population wont run a full day following the big game. Employee consultants back in 2008 predicted there would be close to $170 million in lost productivity, according to the Washington Times.
For the punctual:
The Super Bowl has never been postponed.
For the grammar police:
Super Bowl is in fact two terms. A pulling of Google search tendencies for 2004 -2 010 demonstrated more people searched for “Superbowl” than “Super Bowl” every year until 2010.
In 2010, America started( eventually) embracing the space between the two terms.
For the fashionistas:
The players coming off private aircrafts and heading into press conference( were looking at you, Cam) arent the only ones bringing the style during the course of its Super Bowl.
The Council of Fashion designer of America and the National Football League teamed up to produce 50 custom and extravagantfootballs designedby members including Betsey Johnson, Georgina Chapman, Nicole Miller, Rachel Zoe and Vince Camuto.
These balls are up for auction( at NFL.com) until Valentines Day- proceeds will benefit the NFL Foundation.
For the dancers:
Fans watching the big game can take new dance cues from Beyoncs half-time performance and Cam Newton’s touchdown dab. Last years 13 -minute performance by Katy Perry was insured by 118.5 million viewers, stimulating it the most-watched halftime indicate ever.
Beyonc is the only female to recur as a halftime musician( her first appearance was Super Bowl XLVII in 2013 ).
In 1991, New Kids on the Block became the first pop act to appear in the championship game in Tampa.
Got all that? Study up, children, and enjoy the game!