The 3rd Annual NFL Honors awards show took place Saturday, February 1, 2014 at Radio City Music Hall in New York. Among the honorees were Carolina Panthers’ coach, Ron Rivera and middle linebacker, Luke Kuechly. Rivera garnered Coach of the Year accolades, while Kuechly grabbed the Defensive Player of the Year title. Super Bowl XLVIII quarterback, Peyton Manning won MVP.
The awards show included a fashionable red carpet with star-studded appeal. Undoubtedly, the NFL powers-that-be are trying to draw ladies into the hype the night before the Super Bowl.
For those of you who feel a nickel back deals only with currency exchange, and who only care about the Budweiser commercials or Bruno Mars performing at half-time, you may need some assistance dealing with the festivities of Super Bowl XLVIII.
Ladies’ guide to Super Bowl XLVIII
- Seattle Seahawks
Conference: National Football Conference otherwise known as the NFC. Seattle plays in the NFC West. (Fun Fact: Seattle is the only team to have played in both the AFC and NFC Championship Games, having relocated from the AFC to the NFC during league realignment prior to the 2002 season. Source)
Home Field: CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Washington where the 12th man (fans) is notorious.
Owner: Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft
Head Coach: Pete Carroll
Notable Players: Quarterback-Russell Wilson, Cornerback –Richard Sherman, Marshawn Lynch-running back
Prior Super Bowls: 2005 season Super Bowl XL. Lost to Pittsburgh Steelers 21-10
- Denver Broncos
Conference: American Football Conference otherwise known as the AFC. Denver plays in the AFC West. (Fun Fact: Their mascot’s name is Miles and they have four former players in the Hall of Fame including their general manager, John Elway)
Home Field: Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver, Colorado
Owner: Pat Bowlen
Head Coach: John Fox (former coach of the Carolina Panthers)
Prior Super Bowls: Super Bowl XII Lost to Dallas Cowboys 27-10; Super Bowl XXI Lost to New York Giants 39-20; Super Bowl XXII Lost to Washington Redskins 42-10; Super Bowl XXIV Lost to San Francisco 49ers 55-10; Super Bowl XXXII Beat Green Bay Packers 31-24; and Super Bowl XXXIII Beat Atlanta Falcons 34-19 (Source)
Venue: MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey
Kickoff: 6:30 p.m. (EST)
Halftime: Around 8:15 p.m. (EST)
Super Bowl Sunday is pretty much an all day event. USAToday has their guide for navigating this momentous sports holiday, which can be read here. Today centers around three things: food, football, and frothy beverages. If football does not interest you in the least, find something else to do.
Dos and Do nots
- Do enjoy the game. That's the central focus.
- Do not ask questions about why players do certain things during the game...you had ample time during the season.
- Do enjoy the food. Now is the time to cook in the kitchen with your man.
- Do not wait until kickoff to ask your guy to go to the store for something you all forgot to pick up.
- Do enjoy the company you're in. Friends make the party better.
- Do not invite people who only want to socialize and don't care about the game, if there are people who actually want to watch the game present.
- Do enjoy the frothy beverages. You can partake in flavors you've never tried and have stables available, and they don't have to all be alcoholic beverages.
- Do not allow friends to drink and drive.
- Do allow your mate to enjoy the game.
- Do not make the Super Bowl game all about what you want, need, or are not getting.
Many women enjoy sports as much as, or more than, men. This guide is not for you. This guide is for ladies who would rather be doing anything else but watching sports on any given Sunday. Charlotte has a number of alternatives occuring today. For you ladies, here is a list of other things to do:
- Get pampered at Lavida Massage. They are open until 6:00 p.m. on Sundays and you may be able to get a same day appointment. Or you could have an at home Super Spa Party with just the girls.
- Make it a movie night out. Go see everything your guy does not want to see...his treat. It will be worth it to him to have the game day to himself.
- Find a fashion meet up to attend.
- Have your own girls only or couples only Super Bowl party.
- Go dancing, check out a play or street festival.
What ever you choose to do, be safe, and have fun!