The 54th annual super bowl is this Sunday, February 2nd. If you are like me and know very little (or nothing at all) about football or this year’s super bowl, you may feel a bit self-conscious at a super bowl watch party. Of course, knowing nothing about football isn’t anything to be ashamed of, and prior knowledge about the teams is definitely not necessary to have a good time watching the final game. However, having a bit of football knowledge can help you keep up with the conversation and the game and may improve your time waiting for the commercial breaks and half time show. So, here are some interesting facts about the 54th Super Bowl. 

  • First of all, the two teams playing are the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers. This will be the first time these two teams play each other at the super bowl. 

  • Super Bowl LIV will be played at the Hard Rock Stadium (home of the Miami Dolphins). 

  • The halftime show will be co-headlined by Jennifer Lopez and Shakira (and is sure to be AMAZING).

  • Did you know that the NFL does not pay performers for the halftime show? They cover all of the production costs, which can get pretty expensive, but the artists don’t get paid an appearance fee. 

  • The Chiefs haven’t been to a super bowl game in 50 years! They won their first and last (at least so far) Lombardi Trophy in 1970.

  • If the 49ers win this year, they will have a total of 6 super bowl wins, tieing for the most with the Patriots and Steelers. 

  • The NFL was founded August 20th, 1920, and this game will mark the end of the NFL’s 100th season! That is a whole century of tackles, timeouts, and touchdowns. 

  • According to Business Insider, these players have the best chance of winning MVP. Keep an eye out for the 49ers’ Richard Sherman, Emmanuel Sanders, Deebo Samuel, George Kittle, Nick Bosa, Raheem Mostert, Jimmy Garoppolo, and the Chiefs’ Tyrann Mathieu, Mecole Hardman, Sammy Watkins, Tyreek Hill, Travis Kelce, Damien Williams, Patrick Mahomes. I don’t know how they determined these odds, but I’ll pretend it makes sense. 

  • Ticket prices are at an all time high for this year’s super bowl. StubHub reports that the average ticket price is $6,414. 

Now, you are ready for a good game day conversation! Here is a video for which you need no preparation. Bad Lip Reading does the NFL. Enjoy!