A viewer's guide to the Super Bowl
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Happy Super Bowl weekend everybody. Some will tell you The Super Bowl is just the final of the American Football season. But it’s much more than that. It’s a festival of excess, violence and Americanism. It’s like a double bacon cheeseburger with fireworks, steroids and Stallone mushed in. Sure you may not know the heritage, the history or even the rules. But screw all that. It’s like watching a cheap zombie movie. You don’t need a comprehensive understanding of why these zombies came about. You just need to know that OH MY GOD THAT GUY HAS A GUN THAT SHOOTS CHAINSAWS. Still, there are some things it might be worth knowing. And here they are: Make sure you watch all the build up You don’t need to know anything about Football to enjoy the ridiculous build up this event gets. The fireworks, the jets flying overhead, the national anthem blasting overhead. Is it silly? Of course. Is it a boatload of fun? Of course. I mean they have an entire ceremony dedicated to the coin toss. At that stage you know you might be overplaying things a little. Don’t worry if you aren’t watching for the game In a recent survey, it was revealed that only 47% of viewers watch mainly for the game. 25% tune in for the adverts. You know, the stuff you normally skip in most programmes. 12% claim they only tune in for the half time show, the 15 minute concert that interrupts the game and can easily be Youtubed the next day. Don’t be surprised if someone hates your team
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