A (QUICK) DUMMY’S GUIDE TO SUPER BOWL 50
It’s still football season?
Okay, so, maybe you aren’t into sports. But you love to be social, and the Super Bowl is the opportunity to hang with friends, eat festive dips and wear the colors to support whatever team sounds more fierce.
Here’s your guide to what’s happening with this year’s big game so you don’t look completely out of the know.
WHAT: Super Bowl 50
WHO: Denver Broncos (Denver, Colorado) versus Carolina Panthers (Charlotte, North Carolina)
WHEN: 6:30 p.m. Eastern Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016
WHERE: It airs on CBS and will be streamed live here; the game itself will be played at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California
BRONCOS COLORS: Orange, blue, and white
PANTHERS COLORS: Panther blue, black, silver and white
QUARTERBACKS: Peyton Manning for the Broncos, Cam Newton for the Panthers
HEAD COACHES: Gary Kubiak (Broncos) and Ron Rivera (Panthers)
Some other tidbits about the Super Bowl, and the teams
- Last year, it was estimated Americans consumed an estimated 1.5 billion — yes, billion — chicken wings on Super Bowl Sunday, according to the National Chicken Council (that would stretch from the State of Washington to the State of Massachusetts)
- A 30-second Super Bowl ad costs as much as $5 million, according to Forbes
- More than 114 million viewers watched the Super Bowl in 2014
- 2016 is the first year the Super Bowl has used a number in its title instead of a Roman numeral