The 2012 Super Bowl lineup was decided last night, as the AFC and the NFC champions were named. The New England Patriots and the New York Giants will meet February 5 in Indianapolis for Super Bowl XLVI. This isn’t the first time these Eastern teams have met at the NFL championship game, they faced on in 2008, too. In that game, each team broke records: The Giants set a record for the most consecutive wins away from home in a single season; and the Patriots tied a record for most catches in a Super Bowl. Time will tell which records they’ll set this year.
One record fans seem to try to outdo every year is how much they eat. Unless you’re playing as hard, and working out as much, as the guys on the field, you probably don’t need to consume thousands of calories by way of queso, chips, burgers, and beer. Sure, it’s fun, but it’s possible to have all of that food enjoyment without the disastrous calorie bloat that won’t make anyone MVP.
Serve these recipes inspired by the hometowns of the two Super Bowl teams. They look and taste just as good as their original versions, but will save you from going overboard on the second biggest food holiday of the year.
Buzz is building for the 2012 Super Bowl ads before we even know who will compete in Indianapolis. Trend watchers say that pets and sex will continue to sell to the largest TV-viewing audience of the year; more people will watch than will vote in November.
While most are tuning in to watch the final football game of the NFL season, many are watching solely for the commercials. Last year, the healthiest thing about those ads was Jillian Michaels’ appearance in the GoDaddy. This year, we’ve found one healthy food item being advertised amongst a gluttonous roster of chips, beer, and soda.
Dannon’s Oikos Greek Yogurt will make its Super Bowl debut this year, and will win MVP for healthiest product advertised. With only 120 calories for a 5.3-ounce serving, there are no more ingredients in Oikos than are necessary. John Stamos will present Oikos in the commercial as “possibly the best Greek yogurt in the world,” and stats will say blind taste-testers prefer Oikos 2-to-1 against Chobani. Organic sugar, organic blueberries, organic elderberry juice, organic nonfat milk, and five cultures are all it takes to make these slender cup of yogurt.
A primetime staple for years,Jillian Michaels is about to make her Super Bowl debut pitching GoDaddy.com, a company she’s been promoting as a spokeswoman since 2010.
The web domain registrar has run Super Bowl ads for the past few years, and the 2011 Steelers v. Packersmatch-up will be no different. Instead of one hot female celebrity, this year there will be two, with mainstay race car driver Danica Patrick playing along in the three scheduled spots. Make that, two scantily clad hot female celebrities.
Of course, Michaels and the brand are already catching heat for it. The no-nonsense Biggest Losertrainer’s reaction?
“For people who have a problem with it, honestly, get a life,” Michaels told The Hollywood Reporter. “There’s so many things you can be worrying about. A Super Bowl spot is not one of them.” Read Full Post >
The fast-food giant is being called out for the less than 35 percent beef used in their tacos and burritos. However, Taco Bell is fighting back saying they use 88 percent, plus a secret ingredient, in these “truth ads.”
The USDA and HHS released the pentennial report with new nutritional recommendations for Americans. Included is direction for consuming less sodium, sugar and saturated fat, and consuming more fruits, vegetables and whole grains.
One of the best parts of Super Bowl Sunday is the traditional bar-food fare that often accompanies any big game. If you’re rooting for the Pittsburgh Steelers this year, you might be tempted to indulge in some locally-inspired game day grub.
Because Pittsburgh is a city rich with culinary tradition, its fans are often as loyal to its food as they are to its football team. Whether you’re rooting for the Steelers from your sofa or watching on a big-screen at a bar, you should pay homage to the city itself by splurging on some of Pittsburg’s favorite dishes. In case you’re cooking your game day goodies at home, we dug up some tips on how you can stay on your diet and support the team at the same time.