No matter where you’re from in the world, it’s impossible to not have at least heard of the Super Bowl. Named after one of George Washington’s favorite pieces of crockery, Sunday’s contest will be the 50th iteration of the NFL’s deciding game.
Even for folks who aren’t football fans, Super Bowl Sunday is as much a part of the American calendar as the Fourth of July or Thanksgiving. It permeates every part of the culture, from advertising to zoology, and everything in between.
Sure, maybe you’ve watched it at 8 o’clock on a Monday morning in Australia, or caught the highlights at the end of the news, but that ain’t the same. Perhaps you’re new to the whole shebang, at least in terms of experiencing it as a newly minted permanent resident, without an idea of where to even begin planning for such an event.
But fear not, hypothetical reader! I’ve come back from the blogging grave to give you the inside look (most of which is based on fact, with a healthy serving of “being a smartass.”) I barely know the first thing about football, which everyone is okay with because I’m a foreigner, but I know a thing or two about eating and drinking to excess while there’s sports on TV. Read on!