Many of you have questions about the Super Bowl. And while I sometimes take it for granted everybody knows everything going on, a lot of casual fans still have some questions.
So I enlisted the help of my mother-in-law, Patty McGillicuddy, to fire off some questions she had about the big game that you might have, too. Below is our text transcript.
Who is in the Super Bowl?
Has either team lost a Super Bowl?
Are those the only two teams in Super Bowl history to be undefeated?
Now you're just pulling my leg, the Jets?
That had to be like 100 years ago, right?
Close, more than 40.
Do the players receive bonuses?
Each player on the winning team will receive $88,000. The losers win $44,000. Winning players in the first 11 Super Bowls received $15,000. Which in 1967 dollars was worth $103,000.
When is the Super Bowl?
Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013.
What time does the game start?
Kickoff is at 6:30 p.m. ET.
Is that really the time it's going to start or will there be endless pomp and circumstance?
All that comes before, the kickoff is at 6:30 p.m. ET.
Do we really need that long of a pregame show? It seems like it started already.
Where is it again?
Have you packed yet?
What city has hosted the most games?
Where is next year's Super Bowl?
MetLife Stadium in New Jersey.
Is it a dome?
Are they crazy?
Maybe a little.
What about after that?
University of Phoenix Stadium in Arizona.
Instead of moving a team to Los Angeles, why don't they build a stadium to host the Super Bowl there every year?
That would be awesome.
What channel is the game on?
I know that, but I just want to know, is Joe Buck doing the game?
So who will call the game?
Jim Nantz and Phil Simms.
What do you think will be Nantz's cheesy call at the end of the game?
You don't think he'll say something about Ray Lewis?
Oh, I'm going to be sick. Don't you think that's too cheesy?
If the Ravens win, is there any way Ray Lewis isn't the Super Bowl MVP?
If the 49ers win, will this be the first time the World Series and Super Bowl winner come from the same city?
Why does everybody at my Super Bowl party raise a toast when The Master's commercials come on?
Because it's a tradition unlike any other.
So the Harbaughs are brothers, are they twins?
Who is older?
So his parents love him more?
We can't say. But probably.
Is this like Daryl and Brent Sutter going against each other?
Only you and I would get the reference.
Is one of these coaches going to "sabotage" the game for the other?
No. But it wouldn't surprise me if one of the losing players down the line claims this.
Tim Brown is off-base about that, right?
Absolutely. Notice how quickly he backed off his statements.
What is Kaepernicking?
It's the art of kissing your biceps after you score a touchdown.
So it's like Tebowing, right?
Well, sorta. But not really.
Who will perform the national anthem?
Who will perform at halftime?
Any chance she doesn't lip-synch the whole thing?
Why can't Weird Al Yankovich to do the halftime show?
I know, right?
What are the uniform matchups?
White or black pants for the Ravens?
Have you ever noticed the Ravens dark pants look like tights?
Yes. Dave Dameshek points that out. A lot.
Who is the referee?
So who is it?
Is it wrong for me to just be excited about the commercials?
Well, there is a football game going on.
I know, but I like the commercials, too.
Fine, the commercials are fun, too.
Got any extra tickets?