This weekend, it will be the first Sunday in February. Nothing special, you might think. But for Football Fans, this is the most important day of the year – It’s Super Bowl Sunday! Traditionally, that means a huge party with all your equally football-fanatic friends. Due to Corona, obviously this isn’t going to happen. But it doesn’t matter if you watch the Super Bowl this year just with a friend, your partner or all by yourself – you can still make the most of it! And we’ll show you how.
All You Need to Know Before the Game
In 2021, the Super Bowl LV will take place in Tampa Bay, Florida, on the 7th of February. In Germany, you can watch the game live on Pro7 in the night from Sunday to Monday. The Kickoff will be at 12:30 pm – which is technically Monday – but you can already watch the countdown from 8:15 pm at Pro7 MAXX. In this year’s final, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with famous Quarterback Tom Brady will compete against last year’s winners, the Kansas City Chiefs.
Admittedly, American Football isn’t the easiest sport on this planet. To fully understand the game, it needs either years of watching it actively, or a lot of research. But to enjoy the Super Bowl as a newbie, you don’t need to know every single rule by heart. To understand the basics of Football and get familiar with all the different terms, you can simply look them up before or even during the game here.
Authentic American Food
For an „All-American“ Super Bowl Party, you definitely need authentic food. In America, that’s usually all the junk food you can think of – Nachos, Chicken Wings, Hamburger, Hot Dogs, you name it. And since you’re probably going to stay up all night, snacks are crucial. So, make sure you prepare some Chips, Nuts, Chocolate or basically anything that you like – we’ll start worrying about eating healthy again on Monday…
The Best Drinks
It’s going to be a long night and you need to stay hydrated. If you don’t have any important dates the next day and want an authentic American experience, Light Beer like Bud or Coors Light is the way to go. If you’re not that into alcohol or really want to attend that 9am lesson on Monday morning, Coke will do as well. If you tend to get tired easily or couldn’t sneak in a nap on Sunday afternoon, putting aside a few Energy Drinks will probably not be the worst idea – keep in mind that the game can easily go on until three or four in the morning.
The Right Clothing
If you’re a real fan of either the Buccaneers or the Chiefs, you obviously have to wear whatever fan items you have – a scarf, a hat or a full outfit with a jersey of your favorite player. If you’re not that into Football yet or your team unfortunately didn’t make it into the final, just wear whatever you feel comfortable in. To dress the real American way, an oversized hoodie with grey sweatpants is THE outfit for you.