Everything you need to know to get ready for the Super Bowl!

Today is Super Bowl Sunday in the U.S., so here is everything you need to know about the big game!

  • This year’s match-up features the Kansas City Chiefs against the San Francisco 49ers.
  • I have never been to San Francisco. I did drive through part of Kansas City one time. I liked the highway.
  • Today’s game features an exciting offense (Kansas City) and a great defense (San Francisco). This means that the game will most likely be decided by something nobody knows anything about, such as the guy who holds the ball on the field goal kicks.
  • I broke my finger once holding a football so my neighbor Jimmy could kick it. I apparently held the football a little too well.
  • San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo previously won two Super Bowl championships as a backup quarterback for the New England Patriots.
  • Kansas City is not actually in Kansas. I know, It’s stunning. For some reason, it’s in Missouri. It seems like false advertising.
  • Missouri City is located in Texas.  What is going on with the names of cities? Thankfully, Texas City is also located in Texas.
  • My cousin and his family live in Kansas City and they are Chiefs fans. The only people I know in San Francisco are the Tanners from Full House. I don’t remember if they were big 49ers fans or not.
  • The Kansas City Chiefs started out as a completely different team in a completely different league. The team was formed in 1960 as the Dallas Texans as part of the American Football League (AFL).
  • Uncle Jesse loved the Beach Boys on Full House. I will have to ask my cousin if he likes the Beach Boys or not.
  • When the AFL merged with the NFL, the Chiefs actually played the very last official AFL game, as they represented their league in the Super Bowl against the Minnesota Vikings in 1969. After that game, the league ceased to exists on its own.
  • My aunt (on the other side of the family ) often spends her summers in Minnesota. She says it’s nice.  It’s a good thing it’s not Minnesota against Kansas City this year, as I would hate for any of my family members to be disappointed in who I am rooting for. I am sure I disappoint them enough already.
  • The 49ers also started out in a different league, as they were part of the All-American Football Conference (AAFC), which played its first season in 1946. In 1950, the 49ers and the AAFC teams in Cleveland and Baltimore moved to the NFL, and the AAFC ceased to exist. The 49ers played the final AAFC game, losing in the championship to the Cleveland Browns (who were actually great in the AAFC).
  • If you think about it, the NFL today could pretty easily be named the NFLAFLAAFC.
  • Star Kansas City Quarterback was drafted by the Detroit Tigers of Major League Baseball in 2014 as a pitcher. As a Tigers fan, I can tell you that Mahomes made a wise choice avoiding the Tigers and playing football. He is an impressive two-sport athlete.
  • I play three sports. I play softball, soccer and basketball. I am sure Patrick Mahomes wishes he could play as many sports as I do. I am pretty amazing.
  • I am also super bowler, but I won’t have time for bowling this week.
  • Enjoy the big game today! I hope you feel better prepared now for a fun opportunity  to hang out with family and friends, or to just relax on the sofa while watching the game by yourself. And during halftime, you can plan that summer vacation to Missouri City!
  • Finally, I’ll predict that the Chiefs will win 37-34, people will say the commercials were good but not as good as last year (this is said nearly every year), and my team will win at basketball next Thursday night. I was making everything last week! I just wish my Aunt, my cousin and Uncle Jesse could have seen it.

6 thoughts on “Everything you need to know to get ready for the Super Bowl!

  1. I wish you a good Super Bowl. Or is that a super Good Bowl? Perhaps if you get a chance, you will have a super good Bowl? Anyway, that’s probably enough, I’ve given you loads of bowls now.

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