Super Bowl is this Sunday, February 5, 2017, and whether you’re a football fan or not, it is a great excuse to get together with friends.

It’s the middle of winter, the holidays seem long-past, it’s time for a party! And what better excuse than the Super Bowl? Not only is it the biggest game of the year, it also features amazing performances by some of the industry’s top talents, and the commercials – well those are like mini-motion pictures that are entertaining in and of themselves.

I’m not much of a football fan, but I never miss a Super Bowl.

And neither should you.

It is a great opportunity to get out, socialize and simply have fun. Here is everything you need to know to get into this year’s game:

About the Teams

TeamsNew England PatriotsAtlanta Falcons
ColoursBlue and SilverRed and Black
Will be WearingWhite uniformsRed jerseys
Starting QuarterbackTom BradyMatt Ryan
Favoured to WinFavouriteUnderdog
OtherGave up the fewest points per game during the regular seasonScored the most points per game during the regular season
# of Super Bowls9th Super Bowl2nd Super Bowl


The Entertainers

National AnthemLuke BryanKriston Lee Pumphrey will perform the anthem in American Sign Language
Halftime EntertainersLady GagaTony Bennet is the lead-in artist
Performance RumoursNo other headliners will join Gaga on stageLady Gaga is looking to elevate this year’s show by performing some of the show from the roof

Now that we’ve got you interested in the event, who will you watch it with? Friends, family, neighbours, or out at a restaurant or sports bar?

One of the best things about a Super Bowl party is that it doesn’t matter if you don’t know the other guests very well. You can simply sit and watch the game, joining in on the group conversation whenever you want.

Another option is to join a social community. Amintro is the app that connects you with like-minded people, facilitating friendships and helping you join more social circles. Designed exclusively for those 50 plus, you can connect online and then meet confidently out in the community.

Super Bowl Quick Facts

  • No Super Bowl has ever gone into overtime
  • Over the last 10 years viewership of the Super Bowl has increased by 22.4 million and now reaches approximately 170 million people world wide
  • Women now account for over 45% of Super Bowl viewers
  • Super Bowl Sunday is the second-largest day of food consumption, after Thanksgiving
  • Advertisers will pay up to $5 million for a 30-second spot
  • The Vince Lombardi Trophy is made of sterling silver by Tiffany & Co. and is valued at over $25,000
  • After taking a hiatus from Roman numerals for Super Bowl 50 last year, tradition has been restored!

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By Christine Tompa