Everything You Need To Know: Super Bowl XLII

by guestofaguest · January 31, 2008

clam chowder

[New England Clam Chowder vs. Manhattan Clam Chowder]

Super Bowl Sunday is this weekend, and though I am not a particular fan of the NFL, I have been bombarded with football paraphenilia ever since the Giants beat those 'lil Packers and would like to share with you what I have learned thus far:

Both teams have the same colors, so as long as I'm in red, white, and blue, I should be able to make friends on both sides.

Tom Petty is the halftime entertainer....but the Phoenix Stadium that the game is being played in has a strict policy regarding illegal substances so his music will probably not sound as good as it did at the last concert you were at of his.

Popular sunset blvd hotspot Hyde is opening a Super Bowl lounge in Scottsdale for the big game. We agree with Miss Meyer that it is sure to be the best spot to do some celeb-spotting in Arizona this weekend.

Regarding the lead players...On the one side we've got Tom Brady, the guy who's dating supermodel Gisele after he "traded-up" from Bridget Moynahan (did we mention he first impregnated her?). On the other side we have Eli Manning, who sometimes looks like he doesn't have all the lights on upstairs.

People love the Super Bowl because it gives them something to talk about in this boring time of year, Food Chatter is especially high (did anyone see the Today Show this morning). Anyway, papers are writing entire articles on the risks of Double Dipping (NYT), and, one of my favorites, was Metro's comparison of New England Clam Chowder vs. Manhattan Clam Chowder. In case you're wondering, the former is "hearty and comforting", and ours is "refreshing and unexpected."

"Look how fast New York City runs - so Manhattan chowder is lighter...Manhattan is much healthier for you." -Mike Garvey, Grand Central Oyster Bar

It really is a game where everyone can feel a part of...even clam chowder lovers. And, even though I think Brady's hotter, and their soup a little bit better, I'm going to be routing for the Giants, in true New York Fashion.

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