Remember when the Super Bowl was just the NFL’s championship?
Neither do I.
It’s long been one of those few remaining events that can still seize the national attention, like the Oscars or a presidential election. You don’t have to care about sports to be interested in the Super Bowl. It touches on everything — advertising, of course, but also pop culture, social media and just about anything else that any target audience might want to consume, purchase or discuss.
Here’s a list of some of the more interesting lists about the Super Bowl out there, just to illustrate the obvious in a fun way. And to help give you a few juicy factoids to drop if you’re stuck at a party with people who actually want to talk about, you know: The Game.
- The most exciting Super Bowls of all time, according to stats stud Nate Silver.
Lots of lists on Super Bowl commercials, of course:
- The Wall Street Journal – tops online so far for 2015’s game.
- I Heart Radio – Top 26 ads ever
- Good Morning America – The top 10
- Remember Oreo? Check out the best-ever brand tweets during Super Bowls
- Every Super Bowl: winners and losers
- The hottest players, ranked by The Gaily Grind. Trust the gays on this one – Gronk, anyone? Much better judges than whoever …
- … compiled this ranking of all the rear ends in the game, from Buzzfeed
- Can’t make it to Vegas but want to bet? The best sports books here to put some money down…
- … and more to bet on, including how Idina Menzel might do in her National Anthem performance.
Second only to lists about commercials might be lists about food for your Super Bowl parties.
- Here are 50 from The Food Network
- Buzzfeed ranks more from worst to best
- Wardrobe malfunction – or Up with People? The best halftime shows
- The top Classic Rock commercials
- And finally, something from real life… The Best Super Bowl / Bucket List Headline: Wrongfully convicted man gets sent to the game with his dad.