May I first admit I am not a huge football fan…so I rely on knowing some fun facts about either team to even participate in conversations about the pigskin. OK. So here’s what I learned for this weekend, thanks to CNN:
About the teams
Other people to know
About the commercials
Houston, a den of sin
— HoustonWoman (@HoustonWomanMag) March 27, 2016
28. And Houston is where the infamous hip hop “beverage” “Purple drank” (aka “lean,” “sizzurp,” “a horrible idea”) originated, which is a mix of cough syrup, soda and Jolly Ranchers.
29. Last time the Super Bowl was in Houston, it was NIPPLEGATE.
30. That was where Justin Timberlake pulled off a piece of Janet Jackson’s top, exposing her breast. There was a LOT of talk about whether it was staged, and Jackson in particular got flak about it for years.
Superstitions and weird coincidences
Theme songs and bling
The Matthews family has been represented in NFL every year since 1978. Jake Matthews will try to join Clay Matthews as Super Bowl winners pic.twitter.com/SrUg26yuUI
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) January 29, 2017