It's not just a game. It's an event. A production, if you will. The biggest football day of the year is here, and expect nothing less than lights, fireworks, glitz, pop culture, food and commercialism.
And football. There's that too.
Whether you're hosting your own Super Bowl party, heading to a friends, or just watching for the commercials, there's something that makes today a little more than any given Sunday.
Here are our favorite things about Super Bowl Sunday:
Karen: I'm looking forward to JT and the commercials.
Tarah: I can't wait to make dips and appetizers to eat all day, pick my favorite (and least favorite) commercial and secretly hope there's an N*Sync reunion at halftime.
Susannah: I’m look forward to the Puppy Bowl, hoarding the queso dip, listening to Justin Timberlake perform and avoiding crying at this year’s Budweiser commercial.
Mary Lee: Gotta be the food. I love any excuse to pound wings.
Savannah: I can’t say that I’m not necessarily a football fan but any excuse to break my resolution diet is good enough for me.
Manning, The PORTICO Pup: I like to "tail"gate and watch the puppy penalties, furry fumbles and terrier touchdowns. The after party is pretty cool too, especially when people drop chip crumbs or are too distracted watching TV to notice me sneaking something off their plate.