Super Bowl XLVII: 4 Things to Watch For Besides the Game


The Super Bowl is one of the world’s main events, with a lot of watch for besides the game itself.

Here are things to look out for while you root for the 49ers or Ravens:

Newtown Students Sing “God Bless America”

This is very classy move by the NFL. A group of 26 students from Sandy Hook Elementary School and their families will be flown down from Connecticut to the game in New Orleans. The students will sing God Bless America before the game, accompanied by Jennifer Hudson. Hopefully something like this will help brighten their spirits just a little over a month since the horrible tragedy.

Alicia Keys Performs The National Anthem 

The gamblers are all over this one. How long will she take? Will she be booed? Will she screw up the words?

Hard to believe people bet on this stuff, but hey, it’s the Super Bowl.

Will Beyonce Lip-Sync?

Jan 31, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; Recording artist Beyonce speaks during a press conference for the Super Bowl XLVII halftime show at the New Orleans Convention Center. Super Bowl XLVII will be played between the San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens on February 3, 2013 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

We all know what happened at Obama’s inauguration a few weeks ago when Beyonce lip-synced the national anthem.

She tried to make up for it by singing it in front of the media during her press conference, and claimed she will “absolutely be singing live” during the Super Bowl.

Lip-synced or not, there are still plenty of things to look forward to during her 30-minute performance. Perhaps we get to see a reunion of Destiny’s Child, or an appearance from Jay-Z.

One thing’s for certain, it will definitely be better than the Black Eyed Peas.


Ah, the commercials. A survey published last year found that 54 percent of people watch the Super Bowl merely for the commercials, and who can blame them?

It costs up to $4 million for 30 seconds on the air, with advertisers battling for time to display their products to over 100 million people worldwide.

Entertainment Weekly released a list of the commercials that will air, and here are the highlights:

  • Kate Upton washes a Mercedes
  • It’s man versus cheetah in the new Skechers commercials
  • Lincoln reads Jimmy Fallon tweets
  • Tracy Morgan whistles for Mio

No word yet if Clint Eastwood will ramble about “halftime in America” in front of an empty chair.

So there you have it, things to watch for besides the game tonight in the Super Bowl.