The Casual Fan's Super Bowl Guide: XLVIII

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Super Bowl XLVIII is almost upon us. On February 2, the Denver Broncos will take on the Seattle Seahawks for the right to bring home the Vince Lombardi Trophy. But that's just part of the story. The Super Bowl represents something much larger in American culture, as it's the confluence of sports, entertainment, pop culture and most importantly -- food. That's right, across the country fans of all shapes, sizes and levels of fandom will be gathering at Super Bowl parties to watch the action unfold, rooting for their favorite team or perhaps just some hilarious commercials.

For all of those fans, this is the ultimate guide. The Casual Fan's Guide, if you will. Here you'll find humorous analysis, an honest FAQ, Super Bowl recipes, a guide to picking a side, Super Bowl party tips and much, much more.

So what are you waiting for? Dive in already!

Prepare for Super Bowl XLVIII by reliving all the highs and lows from Super Bowl XLVII as the Baltimore Ravens defeated the San Francisco 49ers down in New Orleans.

The Seahawks and the Broncos are going to the Super Bowl!  But what about the rest of us? If you don't live in the Emerald City or reside on a Rocky Mountain High, enjoy our guide to help you pick a side for Super Bowl XLVIII.

Have questions about Super Bowl XLVIII, the Denver Broncos or the Seattle Seahawks? Adam Rank has the answers, and more, in this handy Super Bowl FAQ.

The Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks will face off in Super Bowl XLVIII, but in the battle between Denver and Seattle, which city reigns supreme?

Super Bowl XLVIII is chock full of enticing storylines, from Peyton Manning to Richard Sherman. But what should you be watching for not in the game itself? Full House reunion? New Transformer movie trailer? Read on for more.

Want to plan a great Super Bowl party. A Hollywood event planner shows you how in 10 easy tips.

Need a few recipes to get your Super Bowl party planning started?  Keep exploring this page for more delicious football-themed recipes!

The Super Bowl party can be the highlight of any season. Just don't let these six people ruin it for you. Our Adam Rank takes a look.

Duff McKagan, a founding member of Guns N' Roses, chronicles his devotion to the Seattle Seahawks and his quest to get tickets to see them play in Super Bowl XLVIII.

Duff McKagan, a founding member of Guns N' Roses, prepares for his adventure to Super Bowl XLVIII and chronicles why the Seahawks are the punk rockers of the NFL.

"Friday Night Lights" star Scott Porter bleeds orange. He recounts his life-long love of the Denver Broncos and his upcoming trip to Super Bowl XLVIII.

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