All eyes are on Santa Clara, California, this weekend. It’s the Big Game we’ve all been waiting 364 days for — with a whole lot of tacos and beeritas in between. At Fuzzy’s Taco Shop, the Big Game is basically a national holiday, and because we take it so seriously, we want to help you get prepared.
So let’s cut to the chase and get you educated for what promises to be an unforgettable weekend. Here’s what you need to know for the Big Game this weekend:
Nearly undefeated Carolina are geared up and ready to take on Denver. It’s what great football games are made of: The league’s best defense (Denver) versus arguably the league’s best offense (Carolina). They say defense wins championships, but you never can tell which way the coin’s going to flip, can you?
Carolina QB Cam Newton has been the most versatile offensive threat throughout the entire season. With 35 touchdowns thrown and 10 more on the ground during the regular season (plus five in the playoffs), the Auburn alum has truly been living up to his Superman alter ego. He even has the Clark Kent glasses to prove it.
Peyton Manning, on the other hand, has not been himself this year. Not only was he out for a good portion of the season with multiple injuries, he almost had twice as many interceptions as TDs. In what looks to be the final dance of his Hall of Fame ensemble, Manning has played well enough in the playoffs to get his team the points needed to win. It’s fitting that potentially the last game of his career would be the Big Game, and he’ll certainly want to go out with a bang — and a championship ring.
Carolina has one of the best running backs in the game in Jonathan Stewart. Also, tight end Greg Olsen is sure to make things interesting. Wide receivers Ted Ginn Jr., Jerricho Cotchery and Corey Brown will also be looking to make some moves.
On the other side of the field, Manning has his usual reserve of unparalleled players to choose from: WRs Emmanuel Sanders and Demaryius Thomas; TEs Owen Daniels, Virgil Green and Vernon Davis; and RBs C.J. Anderson and Ronnie Hillman are looking to make history.
Carolina might not have the best defense, but it’s nothing shy of spectacular. It has the league’s leading tackler, linebacker Luke Kuechly, and a cadre of other defensive weapons who pose a serious threat.
But nothing really compares to the incredible Denver defense, which even thwarted the valiant efforts of New England’s golden boy QB Tom Brady. Led by All-Pro LB Von Miller and including the likes of DeMarcus Ware, Danny Trevathan, Derek Wolfe, T.J. Ward, Chris Harris Jr. and Aqib Talib, this intimidating arsenal will be gunning for Cam Newton on every down. It’s going to be a battle fought in the trenches.
The Halftime Shows
As if the game wasn’t enough the halftime show is set to be just as BIG. Coldplay will be hitting the field in between the second and third quarters to light up the night and keep the energy going through the game break. Rumor has it Beyonce and Bruno Mars will make an appearance.
So that’s awesome.
If you’re just not feeling football, you can always hop on over to Animal Planet and watch adorable canines playing a game of gridiron fetch.
Let’s face it. Half of you just want to see the commercials. We can’t argue with that. We’re right there with you. Now let’s just hope we don’t get over-talkative guy at the party who didn’t get the memo to shut his trap during commercial breaks. (May we suggest shutting him up with a taco?)
Now that you’ve got the facts about the Big Game, all you need is the spread…from Fuzzy’s Taco Shop, duh. If you’re in charge of the food, you know what to do. Call your local Fuzzy’s and get the game catered, or pick it up on the way there. Tacos make everything better, win or lose.
Now let’s hit the showers and get ready for some football!