New England's NFL team is on the way to its fifth Super Bowl in a decade. When my little girl and I watched the Patriots practice on Opening Day of Training Camp last fall, I already had a good feeling they might be Super Bowl-bound this year. But I never dreamed Super Bowl XLVI would be a rematch with the Giants, who ended the Patriots' perfect 18-0 season in Super Bowl XLII. Avenging that devastating loss would make the Patriots' fourth Super Bowl victory particularly sweet.
The New England Patriots will face the New York Giants in Super Bowl XLVI at the Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana, on Sunday, February 5, 2012. Kickoff time is 6:30 p.m. EST. Here's a guide for Patriots fans and non-fans to cheering for New England's team and hosting a New England-themed Super Bowl party.
New England Super Bowl Recipes
If the gang is coming to your place to watch the Super Bowl and to cheer for the Patriots, you'll want to make sure the grub you serve fits the occasion! Here's the Super Bowl party inspiration you need. I've collected snack and appetizer recipes with New England flair, from lobster nachos to maple chicken wings to help you plan the perfect, New England-themed football party.
The New England Patriots for Kids
Are your kids big New England Patriots football fans? Here's a collection of coloring pages, online games and activities and other resources for young Patriots fans. Be sure to print several copies of my free "Go Pats!" coloring page for the kids to color and use as a sign to wave or a Super Bowl Sunday decoration.
Everyone is a football fan on Super Bowl Sunday! Or at least that's what they tell the advertisers who pay millions of bucks for commercial spots. If you haven't been watching the Patriots all season, it's catch up time! Here are some Patriots Basics that will help you to sound like a knowledgeable fan.
Win a Super Bowl Trip
Dreaming of watching the Patriots play? Try your luck and you just might win free Super Bowl tickets or a trip to the Big Game. About.com's Contests Guide Sandra Grauschopf rounds up opportunities to enter to win 2012 Super Bowl sweepstakes.
Free Super Bowl Email Invitations
From Evite, use one of several Super Bowl designs to send free email invitations to your Super Bowl Party.
Latest Super Bowl Odds from USA Today
The Patriots are the favorites to win Super Bowl XLVI. Check USA Today for the latest odds on the Big Game.
The Road to Super Sunday
As game day approaches, keep up with the latest team news and party tips from About.com.
More About the Super Bowl
Turn to About.com's Football Guide James Alder for complete Super Bowl coverage and analysis after the big game.