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Super Bowl 52 - A Beginner's Guide

Published: 30 Jan 18

Hut-Hut! Super Bowl 52 is now just days away, kicking off at 11:30pm UK time on Sunday 4th February.

For all our american residents and die-hard sports fans, we’re sure you’re hyped up and ready to go!

For everyone else, check out our beginner's guide for the lowdown on the big night:

What is the Super Bowl?

After the NFL (National Football League) season is over, the top 8 teams play in a knockout style tournament. The 2 teams that emerge from these games advance to the Super Bowl – the ultimate showdown between the best of the best.

Where can I catch the game?

Chapter Aldgate and Chapter Kings Cross are both holding Super Bowl parties, and Chapter residents from all sites are welcome to join the fun - just make sure you bring your members card along.

Both sites will have beers and snacks on offer - essentials for an authentic game day experience.

The Kings Cross team will have it up on the projector, and Aldgate are hosting in the Screening Room.

Who’s playing?

The final is down to the New England Patriots vs. the Philidelphia Eagles. The Patriots have won the title 5 times, while Philly are chasing their 1st championship ring, and revenge for their loss to the Pats in 2005.

If you’re not bothered about the game but fancy a bit of entertainment, Justin Timberlake is doing the halftime show – the most watched and highly anticipated music event of the year.

Who should I be watching?

Tom Brady Quarterback, New England

8 Superbowl appearances and 5 rings, Brady is looking to secure his legacy as the Greatest of all Time.

LeGarrette Blount - Running Back, Philidelphia

Blount won in 2017 with the Patriots - one year later, he's matching up against them to go for the double.

Rob Gronkowski - Tight End, New England

The biggest personality in the sport, recovering from a concussion – will Gronk be back for the big night?

Check out this cinematic trailer for the big game to get yourself pumped up:

What are the rules?

Each team sends out 11 players to score touchdowns – carrying or catching the ball in the Opponent’s end zone for 6 points. The team with possession gets 4 attempts (called downs) to move the ball 10 yards forward. If they succeed, they get another set of 4 downs, and if they fail, possession passes to the other team. The team with the most points at end of the 60-minute game wins. Got it?

Head to the events feed for all the info about Chapter's Super Bowl Parties, and all other upcoming events for the semester. Please speak to the team on reception for details about events in your building.

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