Super Bowl 2013: What to Watch for the Non-Football Fan

Tyson Agbayani@tysonagbayaniCorrespondent IFebruary 1, 2013

ATLANTA, GA - JANUARY 20:  Quarterback Colin Kaepernick #7 of the San Francisco 49ers passes the ball in the second quarter against the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC Championship game at the Georgia Dome on January 20, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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While San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens fans will be glued to their TV sets for Sunday's big game, many other fans will be glued to the TV for multiple other reasons.  Here are some reasons, other than the game itself, to look forward to this Super Bowl Sunday.

Food and Being Lazy

Nothing says perfect day ever like being able to lounge in front of the TV all day while feeding your face without worry of being judged.  For many, the Super Bowl is a great excuse to do just that.  Whether fans choose to pick up hot wings or pizza for the big game, it really doesn't matter.  The fact is that on this day, it is perfectly fine to be lazy and eat your favorite foods for four to five hours. That alone is a great reason to tune in and celebrate Super Bowl Sunday.  


It's no secret, commercials during the Super Bowl are one of the reasons most non-football fans watch the game.  With the going rate of $3.8 million per 30 seconds, commercials during the Super Bowl are often the best we see all year.  From car commercials to food commercials to everything in between, advertisements during the Super Bowl have become must-watch television over the years.  As Super Bowl commercials seem to have become one of most talked about topics after the game, it may be a safe bet to take your bathroom breaks during the game.  

Halftime Show

The NFL may have possibly made their best halftime show selection in years when they chose Beyonce Knowles as this year's headline performer.  Beyonce is one of the most well-known singers today and also one of the most talented to say the least.  If her live performance at Thursday's Super Bowl press conference is any indicator for whats to come this Sunday, viewers of this year's Super Bowl halftime show may be in for a treat. 

"Harbaugh Bowl"

Nothing says storyline like a little sibling rivalry.  John and younger brother Jim Harbaugh, will become the first ever set of head-coaching brothers to ever square off in a championship game of any US major sport.  While the game already features interesting story lines like the the emergence of rookie quarterback Colin Kaepernick or the retirement of Ray Lewis' after this game, the square off between siblings is something relatable for many.  Although fans won't essentially be settling the score between their own siblings, look for many viewers that aren't Ravens or 49ers fans to either cheer on the eldest or younger sibling.