Sunday February 5, 2012 08:06

Girl’s Guide To The Super Bowl

Posted by tina_peril


The Breakdown

Who: New England Patriots vs New York Giants
Where: Indianapolis, IN
When: Kick-off is at 6:30 EST
Why it’s important: It’s a rematch. The Pats were on a hot streak when they won 3 Super Bowls in 4 years (2001-2005) and became the eighth team in NFL history to win two consecutive championships until the Giants defeated them in 2008.

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The New England Patriots

Quarterback: Tom Brady became the youngest QB to win three Super Bowls at the age of 28. Originally overlooked in the first rounds of the draft, Brady emerged as one of the best QBs of all time, making for quite the Cinderella story. He’s married to supermodel Gisele Bundchen, and not hard on the eyes himself.
Coach: Bill Belichick has brought the Pats to the Super Bowl 5 times in his 11 years as head coach. A scandal known as “spygate” left a mark on his legendary record when in 2007 he got the Pats fined for taping another team’s practice.

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The New York Giants

Quarterback: Eli Manning is the younger brother of Peyton Manning, quarterback of the Colts. After taking out the Patriots in 2008’s championship, he finally emerged from his brother’s shadow.
Coach: Tom Coughlin has coached the G-Men since 2004, and apprenticed with Hall of Fame NY Giants coach Bill Parcells. He earned the nickname “Colonel Coughlin” for his strict and meticulous coaching style.
Honorable Mention: Lawrence Tynes, the team’s kicker, saved the G-Men from Super Bowl elimination in 2008 and 2012 with game-ending field goals.

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Super Bowl Styling

Do not go glam on game day. Take a note from Marissa Miller and stick to understated style, like a great fitting pair of jeans. We advise against sporting a football jersey- it’s overkill. Makeup artist Bruce Grayson recommends sticking with a daily moisturizer like Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream before perfecting skin’s appearance with a great foundation, mascara, and some lip gloss.

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The Yellow Lines Aren’t Real

The best way to save yourself from embarrassment: knowing that the yellow and blue lines on the field are actually just on TV screens. The yellow line represents a first down, or the spot on the field that the offensive team must get the football to in four plays. The blue line, or line of scrimmage, is the divide that neither team can cross until the play has begun.

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Flag On The Play

It’s a bad thing, like a penalty. Rule of thumb: if your man’s team gets a flag it calls for a “Oh, come on, ref!” But if the opposing team gets a flag, try belting “Good call!”

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Drop A Hint

Fun girl fact: The Vince Lombardi trophy, awarded to the MVP (most valuable player) each year, is made exclusively by Tiffany & Co. Your guy is bound to be in a good mood if his QB scores the trophy, making it a great time to segue into a talk about bling.

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Drink Beer

Not every girl likes beer. It tastes way worse than a white wine spritzer and makes you bloated, but on game day we drink beer. There’s nothing a guy dreads more than hearing one girl at the Super Bowl party ask for a cosmo.

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Time Out

While a Super Bowl game can last for hours, there is actually only an average of 12 minutes of playing time in any given football game. The Wall Street Journal found that 56% of the telecast is devoted to replays! We bet you’re glad to have that beer now.

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DVR The Voice

There are plenty of chick-tastic premieres after the Super Bowl, like the return of The Voice. And although you may be stoked to see Christina and the gang select another batch of aspiring singers, we guarantee your guy will feel differently.

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