Several years ago, someone asked me how many football games I'd ever been to. After doing a rough estimate of my years on the sideline in various capacities I said, "Uh...a lot? At least a hundred?" Despite all those clock hours I still have very little idea what's going on during a football game. I do know that when our guy goes across the end zone with the ball, that's good. Beyond that, it seems that my brain just refuses to make room for any information involving downs and passes and runs. (Those are football terms, right? Did I say the right thing?)
This is why, when it's sports time, I'm more focused on the food and camaraderie. And whenever possible, I love doing a regional tie-in with the event in question.
So what can you do for the Super Bowl?
Miami Cuban, in honor of the location (see my tips from the Orange Bowl)
Midwestern Comfort, for the Indianapolis Colts (Epicurious has a delicious menu for this theme, too)