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NFL (NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE)
On Sunday, the New England Patriots take on the Los Angeles Rams in the Super Bowl. The Patriots are appearing in their record 11th Super Bowl and are the favorite to win the game. The real losers of the weekend? Chickens. Did you know that over 1.35 billion chicken wings will be consumed on Sunday? Brush up on fun facts like that with our Five Things To Know About The Super Bowl to be small talk ready. READ
The Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl is synonymous with Super Bowl weekend. Shelter pups will compete for a loving home on Sunday right before the big game. The best part is, the Puppy Bowl has a 100% adoption rate. One of the stars of the game is Violet, a Chihuahua-Dachshund mix hailing from Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Lisa Vanderpump’s rescue called Vanderpump Dogs. CUTENESS OVERLOAD
In its second year, the Dog Bowl is on Saturday and features older canines also available for adoption. OLD DOGS NEED LOVE TOO
While the blown call by officials that may have cost the New Orleans Saints their Super Bowl spot has been the talk of the town lately, blown calls don't happen very often. Each week the performance of the 121 officials, who are paid between $4,000 and $10,000 a game, is analyzed by the NFL and they get the calls correct 95-97% of the time. LIFE ISN'T PERFECT
The last time the Rams were in the Super Bowl in 2002 they called a different city, St. Louis, home and they lost to none other than Bill Belichick, Tom Brady and the New England Patriots. The two have since been to more Super Bowls than any head coach/quarterback duo in history. DEJA VU
WHAT TO WATCH
Appreciate those commercials on Sunday because a 30-second Super Bowl commercial is going for the lucrative price of $5 million. Some companies found a way to achieve extra airtime with these "leaked" commercials. CHEEKY BUT BRILLIANT MOVE?