Super Bowl Sunday
For those of you who don't know, Super Bowl XLVIII is taking place this Sunday at the MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, where the Denver Broncos will take on the Seattle Seahawks.
What does that mean for Metrokaners?
The Super Bowl is the annual championship game of the National Football League (NFL) and "the highest level of professional American football in the United States, culminating a season that begins in the late summer of the previous calendar year."
Interesting fact: The Super Bowl uses Roman numerals to identify each game, rather than the year in which it is held (for example, Super Bowl I was played on January 15, 1967, following the 1966 regular season, while this coming Super Bowl (# XLVIII) will be played on February 2, 2014, following the 2013.
At this point, Super Bowl Sunday is now considered by some a de facto American national holiday (the game played in 2011 became the most-watched American television program in history, drawing an average audience of 111 million viewers and taking over the spot held by the previous year's Super Bowl, which itself had taken over the number 1 spot held for twenty-eight years by the final episode of M*A*S*H.)
It is also is the second-largest day for U.S. food consumption, after Thanksgiving. Beer seems to be the beverage of choice, but don't let that stop you from elevating your chicken wings with a nice Merlot (http://www.hellovino.com/wine/pairing/chickenwings...) recc'd by hellovino.com as the best wine to go with wings) which you can open like a real man (even if you're a woman) using the original, award winning Rabbit Corkscrew ($50), which works on all bottle sizes and pulls a cork in 3 seconds flat.
Top the bottle with a Rabbit Aerating Pourer ($30.00) and you don't even have to look (but you'll want to!) when you pour.
Red not your thing? Try a Spumante, which you can keep chilled in the Rabbit Wine-Chilling Carafe ($50).
Don't care about the game? No problem, you can just kick back, have a cocktail (Rabbit Electric Cocktail Mixer) and enjoy the commercials and half-time entertainment like the rest of us!