Fenton, MI — February 10, 2022
Some people don’t need to have a special occasion to host a party, but it seems almost everyone plans some sort of activity for Super Bowl Sunday. Even if it’s just chips and dip while watching the game with the family.
Sorry Lion’s fans, Detroit is not in this year’s game, again. However, if you dress in “Honolulu Blue” colors for an NFL game day you might be able to live the thrill of this year’s championship contest vicariously through a “favorite son” of the Motor City.
Matthew Stafford, a 12 year veteran of the Lions, is starting at quarterback for the Los Angeles Rams as they face the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday at 6:30 pm. Current odds have the Rams as a 4.5 point favorite. The Rams won the Super Bowl in 1999 when they were known as the St. Louis Rams. If they pull off the victory in Super Bowl LVI (that’s 56 for you non-Romans) it will be a first for the LA Rams and of course the first for Stafford.
How to Watch Super Bowl LVI
According to NBC Sports, Super Bowl 2022 will be televised by NBC and can be streamed live on Peacock in addition to NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports App. Kickoff time is at approximately 6:30 pm Live coverage on NBC and Peacock will begin with a pregame show at 12:00 pm.
The NFL announced that Mickey Guyton will sing the national anthem at Super Bowl LVI in Los Angeles. Six-time Grammy-nominated artist Jhené Aiko will sing “America the Beautiful” ahead of the anthem. Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige, and Kendrick Lamar will perform at this year’s Super Bowl halftime show.
The viewership projection comes from data analytics firm PredictHQ, which estimates the National Football League’s championship game will attract 117 million viewers on NBC’s network, the host of this year’s Super Bowl.
You don’t have to be a sports fan to enjoy watching the Super Bowl, millions of viewers turn in each year just for the commercials. Advertisers understand the impact of a good Super Bowl commercial, but they pay a hefty fee for the allocated time.
The broadcast network sets the fees for available spots. NBC disclosed, going all the way back to the first Super Bowl in 1967, the average price of an advertisement was anywhere from $37,500 to $42,500. Now, in 2022, you need $6.5 million to air a 30-second spot: the most expensive average cost for a Super Bowl commercial in NFL history.
Here is a preview from Cheetos/Doritos, a popular snack that makes a regular appearance during the Super Bowl.
Food for Party Revelers
Based on Google Search Volume here is a map of the favorite Super Bowl foods from every state.
Cocktail Weenies? Come on Michigan you can do better than that. The normal fare at my house is Ribs, Wings, Shrimp Cocktail, Cheese Ball and Crackers, Meatballs, Mini-Subs, and a fabulous dessert. Sorry, no openings this year, text me to get on the list for next year.
Forbes is reporting that an expected 31.4 million Americans will wager an estimated $7.61 billion on this year’s Super Bowl. That does not include the millions more that will find their way into office pool squares contests and informal game day bets.
You don’t have to wager cash to get in on the thrill of the variety of bets available to game watchers. Here is a prop bet scorecard from ESPN. Try betting cookies, drinks, gag gifts, or even requiring the looser to wash party dishes.
No matter how you celebrate the “Big Game” stay safe, have fun, and enjoy you favorite aspect of the event that captures America’s attention at the end of every NFL season.