If you live somewhere in North America (and it’s not under a rock), then you probably know that the Super Bowl is this weekend. And I don’t know about you, but I love the Super Bowl. Of course, part of the reason for this is that, for the last decade or so, we’ve been treated to really exciting games. But there’s so much more to it than the game. There’s the halftime show. There are the commercials. There is the media frenzy. There are the parties. There is the food.
All these things come together to form what is, in my opinion, the greatest secular American holiday (after the 4th of July). So if someone says, “hey, you want to go to a movie next Sunday?” and that Sunday is Super Bowl Sunday, I’m like, “uh, no.” Or if my cousin sends an email inviting me to the baptism of her kid and it’s Super Bowl Sunday I’m like, “What, are you serious? Absolutely not.”
So today, in order to explain my love of the Super Bowl to anyone who might not understand, I’ve put together this list. It’s 29 animated Super Bowl GIFs that explain what makes the big game (and all that surrounds it) so awesome.