Sunday, February 3, 2013

Super Bowl talking points for non-football people

Posted By on Sun, Feb 3, 2013 at 1:03 PM

If you're a football expert, great, this is your day. But for everyone else who feels sidelined when the conversation turns to receiving yards and pocket passing, here are a few good talking points for this afternoon's Super Bowl party.

• Isn't that crazy how the coaches are brothers? The Ravens' Harbaugh is 15 months older — must have been a super competitive household when they were growing up.

• Remember how the Superdome, after Hurricane Katrina, was a big last-resort shelter for everyone who was homeless and stranded? The whole city's not recovered yet, though.

• Did you see the Puppy Bowl? So adorable.

• Beyonce admitted she lip-synced at President Obama's inauguration, but she says her halftime performance is going to be completely real. Do you think the rumors of an onstage Destiny's Child reunion are true?

• Apparently the ads this year are going to have lots of wild animals, oblivious dudes and celebrities in packs. Remember a couple years ago when pretty much every commercial had a chimp?

• Did you know people in China watch the Super Bowl now? Apparently they're trying to make it a thing there, since they're running out of new viewers in America.

• Americans are going to eat 1.23 billion chicken wings today, can you believe it? It's less than last year, though, because of the drought.

• Speaking of beer, have you tried No-Li's new imperial stout

• Can you imagine actually making one of those outrageous snack-food replicas of football stadiums? It's just so [disgusting/delicious].

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Lisa Waananen is the web editor and a staff writer at the Inlander. She specializes in data and graphics, and her recent cover stories have been about family history, the legacy of Spokane photographer Charles A. Libby and genetically modified food...