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Everything You Need to Know for Super Bowl XLVII

Everything You Need to Know for Super Bowl XLVII

 

The Teams: San Francisco 49ers vs. Baltimore Ravens
The 49ers with quarterback Colin Kaepernick have the edge as slight favorites to win. If the 49ers win it will match the Pittsburgh Steelers record of six Super Bowl crowns. In all of the past years that the 49ers have made it to the Super Bowl they have been victorious, that's a 5-0 record. The pressure and stakes of winning are high but the 49ers will face some stiff competition in The Ravens and their quarterback Joe Flacco.

The Big Story:
It's a 'Bro Bowl but it's not featuring Peyton and Eli! For the first time in history the aligned-stars bring us a showdown of sibling coaches - featuring 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh trying to outwit his older brother, Ravens coach John Harbaugh, as they collide on the world's biggest stage for The Vince Lombardi Trophy. If you thought Venus vs Serena or Dear Abby vs Ann Landers was juicy, you may want to keep your eyes on the traditional postgame backslap.

The Time and Place:
This is the first time for the Super Bowl to be held back in New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina. Super Bowl XLVII will be in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome which holds 73,208 people. Kickoff is at 6:30PM ET on Sunday and this year it's being broadcast by CBS (which takes turns with NBC and Fox).

The Halftime Show:
To Sync or not to Sync? That is the question many will be waiting for at Beyonce's halftime show. Recent Super Bowl controversies include Christina Aguilera flubbing "The Star Spangled Banner," M.I.A. offering viewers her flip the bird gesture accompanied by a barely-disguised expletive, and Janet Jackson's "wardrobe malfunction." But even though she's a big star, Beyonce could be upstaged by the final performance of Ray Lewis.  Ray Lewis is the Ravens linebacker, he's had some big moments over the years but he's retiring after this game so this could be his biggest yet, see him parodied in sheer hilarity by SNL here.

TV Ads at $3.7 million per 30 second :
With less than a week to go Kate Upton Washes the Mercedes-Benz has 5 million hits. Along with Kia Space Babies who voyage to Earth, a flamboyant genie who grants off-the-wall wishes, a Coke chase that will end according to viewer vote, Volkswagon's Get Happy and Psy's Wonderful Pistachios first-ever Super Bowl commercial (rumor is pistachio tux) - this year promises to be as zany as ever. But will any of these make it to the pantheon of Most Beloved Super Bowl Adverts?  

Do you remember some of these past favorites?

Nothin But Net
Michael Jordan and Larry Bird in an outlandish game where each player tries to make an increasingly more difficult shot than the other. 

Dog Bribe
A bag of Doritos is used as a bribe to keep quiet after a man becomes suspicious about a missing cat.

The Force
A pint-sized Darth Vader fails in using The Force on his dog, the washing machine, and everything in the house - until he spies the Volkswagon Passat in the driveway.

What is your all-time favorite Super Bowl ad?   What's your favorite part of the Super Bowl extravaganza?

Enjoy the game!
 

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  • ajcoupons By ajcoupons
    01.29.13  

    Our family teams are not in the Super Bowl, but I am from the SF Bay area and I'll have to say go 9er's. We will not watch the half time and we change channels during the commercials. This keeps our boys from seeing anything unwanted. Looking forward to some dips and finger foods.

  • veronicajo By veronicajo
    01.30.13  

    I love Football . I love everything about the Superbowl. I hope its a close game that comes down to the last seconds.

  • cowgirlpeg By cowgirlpeg
    01.30.13  

    The last couple of years it seems the commercials haven't been as good. You can tell why I watch the Super Bowl!! I love any Budweiser clydesdale commercial.

  • oopsIsaiditagain By oopsIsaiditagain
    01.30.13  

    Although I am from Maryland, I am NOT a fan of the old Cleveland Browns (that team whose name I will not say), so this Sunday , Go 9ers!

  • sharon3377 By sharon3377
    01.30.13  

    my family and i enjoyed the superbowl,no matter who is playing,especially if it is a close game,and we loved the half-time show and the commercials

  • SiLvEr-StArS By SiLvEr-StArS
    01.31.13  

    I grow up w/ Crazy Azz SporTs Fans. We are FooTBalls NuTs lol. Even Our Team is not in it this year. We wiLL stiLL throw a big Super Bowl SunDay FooTbaLL ParTy, Like we do every friggin year LOL. And I'll Be cheering for the 49ers ;)

  • Happyme By Happyme
    01.31.13  

    I like to watch the commercials and make food for the superbowel party we have every year. It is great fun getting together with freinds

  • Kay3131 By Kay3131
    01.31.13  

    It is hard to choose my favorite all-time commercial... I'll pick: Little Darth Vader in first place and Nothin but Net in second. This year the game, too, will be very exciting, I can hardly wait until Sunday.

  • moonwitch52 By moonwitch52
    01.31.13  

    I am not to much for watching sports, however i do like to watch superbowl ads. luv the foods

  • shawsgla By shawsgla
    01.28.14  

    I love the Darth Vader car commercial and the "get crackin" commercial. Hope to see more great ones this year!

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