Maybe you haven't contributed any decibels to the 12th Man's record-breaking cries. And you always get the Mannings of Sportsball mixed up. But that doesn’t mean you can’t party like it's Super Bowl XXXIII (that's 1999, if you're counting). We can all bond in the camaraderie of a game well-played, or at least some bitchin' nachos.
If you haven't been paying attention to the Super Bowl XLVIII, there are some things you should know about the big game between the Seattle Seahawks vs. the Denver Broncos! Here’s a 2014 Super Bowl primer.
What's With All the Weed Jokes? You may have heard SB48 referred to as the "weed bowl," a "real super bowl," or countless other variations. Here's the deal: Washington and Colorado, the home states of the teams, both legalized recreational marijuana in 2013 — becoming the first two states in the union to do so! Don't expect any red eyes on the field, though; the NFL still doesn't allow its players to use it.
The Seahawks Have an Incredible Defensive Line, While the Broncos' Strength Is Offense. Richard "Best Corner in the Game" Sherman is the most visible member of the Legion of Boom (L.O.B.), the nickname for the Seahawks' great defensive lineup — the best in the NFL this year. Meanwhile, the Broncos offense is the best, stat-wise, in the league. The matchup has been referred to as an Unstoppable Force vs. an Immovable Object, an adorable lil physics joke.
SB Nation points out that history tends to favor the best defense over the best offense in the Super Bowl, but we'll see how that pans out once the actual game rolls around. One thing's for sure: There will be a ton of yelling at the TV screen, no matter which side your party is on.
Golden Tate Has the Cutest Face in the League. Those eyes. We are lost in them. If we were playing against him, we would be frozen. (This is obviously a completely objective, factual statement that cannot be disproven, as opposed to a simple opinion of one Wetpaint writer.)
One Player Is Fighting Against Both Teams: The Weather. While the possibility of the game being postponed due to polar vortex-afflicted New Jersey is tiny and remote, weather conditions may be a factor that both teams will have to contend with — for example, it's entirely possible that it could be freezing outside, or even snowing. The latest weather reports are pretty optimistic that weather will be mild, though.
What About That Halftime Show? The NFL has two acts booked for this year's Super Bowl halftime show: soulful singer Bruno Mars, and alt-rockers the Red Hot Chili Peppers. With RHCP's funk-infused rock and rap, and Bruno Mars's smooth singing, it'll be interesting to see these two acts perform on the same stage!
How are you celebrating the big game? Are you all about beer and wings, or are you rooting for your home team? Sound off below!