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Super Bowl Sunday

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The Super Bowl is the National Football League’s showcase as the National Football Conference (NFC) champion faces off against the American Football Conference (AFC) title holder for the coveted Vince Lombardi Trophy. Not only does the Super Bowl display the best to teams in the NFL for the given season it is also Christmas day for big time advertisers and companies across the nation. The pre-game show and the half-time show are usually just as big; featuring high-profile recording artists too.

Recently, artists like Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, Prince, and Janet Jackson complete with a wardrobe malfunction. Viewership approaches and breaks records as the Super Bowl ranks at the top of the Nielsen ratings. Even the commercials that companies pay a premium price to air are anticipated, analyzed, and reviewed. In fact, there is a large audience that does watch the Super Bowl purely for the joy of the entertainment as well as the new and creative commercials. When it comes down to it though, the Super Bowl is about the game of football, the grand finale of what it always seems to be a highly dramatic season.

The final game of the NFL playoffs can be dull or dramatic, while dynasties are born and continue, some Super Bowl champs become “one-hit wonders.” Food and drink sales tend to sky rocket around the Super Bowl, as friends and families gather around the television to watch the event unfold. This is the ultimate in sporting events and a pseudo national holiday with one-day food consumption coming close in second to Thanksgiving.

Not only is the NFL a one-day holiday in your living room, but for the host city it is a week-long series of events. From parties to benefits, and functions that take place up to the day of the game. It is easy to forget that there is a game to be played at the end of the week. The Super Bowl is one of the most anticipated sporting events of the year, and one that sports fans if given the chance should attend. This year for 2010, the Miami Dolphins get the chance to host the game, where die-hard football fans will pour into the city as well as the stadium. Parties are planned not only in Miami, but world wide for this event.

So what’s the best way to watch all the action? For the sports fan, it is to be there, to be immersed in the event. While a ticket anywhere in the stadium means you get to watch the Super Bowl live, you cannot beat the 50-yard line lower level sideline seat. You get the best view of the game and of course the halftime show. Being at the Super Bowl is pure excitement and joy for any sports fan, it is a once in a lifetime spectacle that needs to be seen live to take in all the athleticism, entertainment, and of course the screaming fans.

Robert is the author of 'The 100 Top Sporting Events You Must See Live'.

Written by  Robert Tuchman.

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I am traveling with Steeler fans to Dublin and will be at the Mespil Hotel Feb 6,7 and we want to watch the game too! What are our options knowing its on around 2 am. Can't miss the game....

where can i watch the super bowl on sun 7th while in dublin, ireland

am staying at a hilton hotel and cannot find out a specific answer to this question--if i cannot see it, i will cancel my trip

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It's on at around 2am Dublin time, which is your main problem. Have you called the Hilton? Best bet is to get them to find our for you - or at least ask them if they have cable. Last year I saw it at a friends place.

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