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Even if you're not a sports fan, I'm guessing that Super Bowl 52 is on your schedule to watch. After all, it's the most popular event on television each and every year, and with Tom Brady and the New England Patriots — winners of two of the last three Super Bowls — pitted against the underdog Philadelphia Eagles, there's a lot of intrigue once again for this year's game.
But, just because you know who's playing in the game, doesn't mean you're necessarily capable of holding down a conversation with someone else about what to expect leading up to kickoff of Super Bowl 52. For that reason, we figured we'd tackle (get it?) some questions that you may be asking yourself before the two squads take the field.
What Time Does The Super Bowl Start?
If you've ever watched a Super Bowl, you know that the entire day is dedicated to coverage of the damn thing. Seriously, if you turn on your TV at 10 in the morning, there's a good chance that people will be talking about the Big Game — which is why they call it Super Sunday, right? Why wouldn't it be an all-day affair?
That said, the actual start time is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. EST time, meaning you have plenty of time to whip up some junk food like nachos and guac, put your favorite beer on ice and find the best spot on the couch to watch.
Super Bowl Halftime Show: Who's The Performer?
Hey, guys, the Super Bowl halftime show this year is non other than Justin Timberlake, which, in case you forgot, caused quite the drama the last time he performed at the game (see the video above). While, personally speaking, I don't think there's a chance in hell something like that will happen again — especially since there are rumors of a five-second delay — could you imagine if it did? Man, that'd be epic! It'd be like J-Timbo personally sabotaged the Super Bowl for free press (again), with water cooler chatter the next day being about another crazy thing happening and not the game nor a funny commercial. I put the odds at 1/1000, but, hey, there's a chance!
Super Bowl Prop Bets: What Are They?
Glad you asked, guys, 'cause we whipped up a couple Super Bowl prop bets that we really hope happen for this year's game. For those unfamiliar with what these actually are, though, it's gambling — but in a creative and alternative way.
Feeling confident that the Patriots won't score a touchdown in the second quarter? Make a prop bet with a friend and make the game more entertaining. Wonder how many times the cameras will show Tom Brady's supermodel wife, Gisele Bundchen? Go ahead and toss out an over/under and see if you're right. Super Bowl prop bets are a fun way to get more involved in the action, so make a few up!
How Much Do Super Bowl Commercials Cost?
According to AdWeek, Super Bowl commercials this year are selling for a hefty $5 million for 30 seconds — which, per the same article, means NBC could bring in $350 million from in-game advertising. Talk about a good day, huh?
Some of the brands expected to drop a new Super Bowl commercial are Avocados From Mexico, Coca-Cola, Doritos, and Bud Light (hey, "Dilly, Dilly!"), among others. Who will have the best? I say Bud Light, but that's just because the current beer in my kegerator happens to be Bud Light.
Have The Eagles Won A Super Bowl?
Nope, sure haven't! The last time the Eagles played in a Super Bowl was 2005 against these very Patriots — albeit the only player left on either team's roster from that game is, who else, Tom Brady. They narrowly missed winning that game, falling to the Pats 24-21, but have the whole underdog thing going for them this year. Will it matter? Who knows? I just hope it's a game that comes down to a last-second field goal or has some crazy drama to make it an exciting game.
Are Patriots Cheaters?
Sorry, Pats fans, but I just had to add this one in here! Are the Patriots cheaters? I mean... easy answer is no. That said, there are some crazy conspiracy theories that surfaced following the team's AFC Championship victory a couple weeks ago — one of which was the fact the team only got flagged for a single, 10-yard penalty in the game. Plus, you know, that whole DeflateGate and SpyGate stuff from the past.
I won't suggest the team cheats, but, well, referees seem to favor them a little bit more than the average team. OK, F it, they're cheaters!
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