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This Sunday, Feb. 6, most people in the country will watch the 45th Super Bowl XLV, airing 6:30 p.m. EST on FOX. And if you’re like Sports Gal, you plan on watching it with some cute guys. So here are some tips for a successful Super Bowl Sunday experience.
The game, which pits the AFC against the NFC Champions, is taking place this year at Cowboys Stadium near Dallas, Texas. Know who the key players are for both teams and their respective positions. Here’s a quick cheat sheet so you can name drop with confidence.
• The Pittsburgh Steelers are the AFC Champions. Ben Roethlisberger is the Quarterback (QB). Other names and positions to know: Troy Polamalu, Safety (S) (he’s also the Defensive Player of the Year); Rashard Mendenhall, Running Back (RB) and Mike Wallace, Wide Receiver (WR).
• The Green Bay Packers are the NFC Champions. Aaron Rodgers is the QB. There’s also Charles Woodson, Cornerback; Greg Jennings, WR and Brandon Jackson, RB.
No need to channel surf during halftime this year since the NFL made a good, “safe” selection with the Black Eyed Peas as the show’s performers. I gotta feeling the Peas have enough hit material for the show to be a fun sing-along, so warm up those pipes.
You can show off your colors (and curves) in these super cute team logo tees from the Defense Zone line at NFLShop.com. They come in small to XL, and are also available at Target, Walmart and K-Mart. Everyone will know right away which team you’re cheering for — even if you don’t!
Every DivaGal hostess should have one signature dish to serve. Here’s one of Sports Gal’s fave recipes.
Bourbon Chicken Skewers
Makes 8 skewers, 119 calories per skewer
1 cup orange juice
¼ cup packed dark brown sugar
¼ cup bourbon whiskey
2 tbsp soy sauce
¼ tsp cayenne pepper
4 boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut in half lengthwise
8 bamboo skewers, soaked in water in 10m
1. In a medium resealable freezer bag, combine the orange juice, brown sugar, bourbon, soy sauce, and cayenne pepper.
2. Add chicken and marinate in the refrigerator for a minimum of 6 hours or overnight.
3. Drain marinade into a small saucepan and boil gently over medium heat for 20 minutes until thickened and syrupy.
4. Thread chicken onto skewers and cook on a greased grill at medium heat for about 8 minutes, 4 per side, brushing with marinade until meat is no longer pink inside.
Sports Gal will be tweeting during the game. Be sure to let me know if you try the recipe and how it turns out. I’ll be rooting for the Packers this weekend.
See you at the next play!
photo credit: Courtesy Packers.com