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Gay Man's Guide To The Super Bowl

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Gay Man's Guide To The Super Bowl
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Are you ready for some super excitement on Super Bowl Sunday? The pigskins are ready, the turf fresh and the coin polished for one of the most important games of the year. If you have no idea what I'm taking about then keep reading because this 101 guide to football is for you. If you do have a clue about the game, no need to get defensive; there's some great info on Super Bowl Sunday here for you too!

What's this Super Bowl hype about?
Well, Easy Bake, if you were more concerned with making hors dourves (et, I mean finger foods) for dad's Super Bowl party that you were with the game, then you've come to the right place.

The Super Bowl game is to sports fans as the Oscars are to screen junkies. Each year the top teams from their respective divisions (more on that later) compete for the high prize of professional football: The Super Bowl ring.

Super Bowl XLVII will take place Sunday, February 3, 2013, at 6:30 PM (ET) (kick off).

Think of this championship match as a battle for Best Picture, but instead of secret votes flying in unknown ballot boxes, the nominees have to duke it out on stage. Therein lies the spirit of the Super Bowl game: competition and numero uno bragging rights. And for this particular phenomenon called the Super Bowl, the competition reaches well past the end zone. Football fans spent the entire Fall season cheering, cursing, crying and rejoicing for their favorite teams. A win in this big game (the championship game) garnishes bragging credits at the office, with family and rival friends.

Still a field goal short of understanding football?
Don't fret. The pigskin pompous isn't the only one that can enjoy the play-by-play action this year. Here's all you need to know about American football from About.com Guide to Football James Alder: Already a football fan?
Of course, not all gay man are void of football knowledge. In fact, there are plenty of gay fans itching for pro ball. I have first-hand experience. It's known in my circle of friends that Alex, one of my best buddies, is not to be disturbed when the Bears are playing or even being talked about on ESPN. He's beyond a die hard fan and he's openly gay. Of course his team isn't playing for the ring this year, but rest assured he'll be glued to the tube this Sunday.

So, let's spike the stereotypes and get down to Super Bowl business. I pulled some great articles from James Alder, including history, stats and previous Super Bowl MVPs to quench your thirst for more football. May the best team win!
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