This year's Super Bowl 2017 is February 5. Do you know who you're rooting for? Or, here's a better question, do you even know who's playing? If you're as clueless about the game as we are, this idiot-proof guide to the Super Bowl is seriously everything you need to know.
So who's playing?
The New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons will be facing off against each other this year. The Patriots wear blue uniforms and the Falcons wear red uniforms. This is the Falcons' second Super Bowl and the Patriots' ninth. Yep, the Falcons are the underdogs.
What time does the show start, what network, day, etc.?
The game starts on Sunday (duh) on Feb. 5 on Fox. The kickoff begins at 6:30 p.m. EST. If you live in a different time zone, check your local listings for your correct time.
Where is the Super Bowl this year?
It'll take place at NRG Stadium in Houston, TX.
Who's performing at the halftime show?
If you enjoyed Lady Gaga belting the National Anthem at last year's Super Bowl, you're in luck. She's headlining the highly coveted halftime show this year. However, don't expect anything too controversial. The singer was asked by NFL officials not to talk about politics.
Who's singing the National Anthem?
That would be country star Luke Bryan.
Who is the Patriots' most important player?
Tom Brady, otherwise known as Mr. Gisele Bündchen around these parts, is the quarterback for the Patriots and is, despite being responsible for #DeflateGate, one of the best players at the moment. Regardless if he wins or lose, he's guaranteed to provide many meme-worthy moments.
Who is the Falcons' most important player?
Matt Ryan is quarterback for the Falcons and is best buds with Tom, so that will make things a little interesting. This is his first Super Bowl, so he might surprise everyone.
Where can I watch commercials? (Because, face it, that's all we really care about.)
Thanks to the Internet, you can start watching 2017 Super Bowl commercials right now. Some big ones to look out for are ads from Budweiser, Victoria's Secret, and Mountain Dew (who could forget Puppymonkey baby?).
What else do I need to know?
If you're planning to bet on the game, you should probably start now; this year's Super Bowl will have the first wine commercial in decades, for those who like to drink classy; and if you want to buy a ticket, you're too late (they're like $3,500).
Enjoy the game!