Small talk about sports is common in American workplaces. Today, I ask Matt Wade a few questions about [American] football and the Super Bowl, which happens on the first Sunday every February.
Who is playing?
Super Bowl 54- yet to be determined.
Where can I watch it in the U.S. and in India?
It will take place in Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia. Few will go to the stadium to watch it as tickets are priced anywhere from $2,500 to over $4,000.
So, most of the people watch it at home, at a bar, a restaurant or outdoor venue.
Where can I watch the Super Bowl in the US?
Watch it in the U.S. on Fox TV starting 6:30pm EST (5:30pm CST, 4:30pm MST, 3:30pm PST) on Sunday, Feb. 3rd.
Where can I watch the Super Bowl in India?
Watch it in India on Sony Six on Monday February 4th at 5am. Or try live streaming from a link here.
What is the Super Bowl?
|Buffalo Bills Game
Credit: Nikhil Punnakkali
The National Football League (NFC) championship game, played annually between the champions of the National and the American Football Conferences (AFC). The NFL is the highest level of professional football in the United States, culminating a season that begins in September of the previous calendar year. The 2016 Super Bowl will be the 50th Super Bowl.
When is the Super Bowl?
The game is played annually on a Sunday as the final game of the NFL Playoffs. The game is currently played on the first Sunday in February.
Why is it called Super Bowl Sunday?
Because the Super Bowl is always played on a Sunday.
What teams usually play in the Super Bowl?
The champions of the National and the American Football Conferences (AFC & NFC)
Are there Super Bowl celebrations?
I have heard of tailgating. Is this related to football? Is it done on the Super Bowl, too?
What is tailgating, exactly?
What kind of foods do people eat or drink at a football game?
How is football played? What are the rules?
See this post for video tutorials.
Is it expensive to go to a football game or the Super Bowl?
Are there any idioms or phrases people used related to football?
Another time of the year Americans are football crazy is during Thanksgiving. Read more about Thanksgiving.
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