The Super Bowl is more than a game; it's a de facto national holiday, entertainment extravaganza, and marketing explosion rolled into one. More than 110 million Americans will stack plates full of chicken wings, crack cold beers, and sink into couches for four hours of football at its finest. Increasingly, much of the rest of the world follow suit.
Super Bowl XLVII features two teams that share striking similarities. Both pride themselves on defense, physical domination, and are coached by brothers Jim (San Francisco 49ers) and John (Baltimore Ravens) Harbaugh. Both squads are a testament to hard work, grinding, and "team" over "stars."
Something has to give. Will San Francisco's all-the-rage, read-option attack led by Colin Kaepernick win the day, or will it go to Baltimore's rejuvenated gunslinger Joe Flacco and retiring Ray Lewis? There's no shortage of intrigue leading up to the 2013 Super Bowl.
What you don't want to do is watch a bunch of athletes at the top of their game while wrecking your own fitness with a smorgasbord of pizza, beer, and nachos. Enter our nutrition guides, filled with healthy recipes that you and your guests will still love.
This is the last football game until August. Cherish it.