We know that there will be tens of millions of people tuning in to NBC tomorrow to watch Super Bowl XLIX. This is the most-watched American TV event of the year, and having two dominant teams in it in the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots will probably spike ratings more than ever before.
However, let’s be honest here: There will be at least 20 million or so people, if not more, who will watch the game either because they are forced into it, or because they want to see something other than football. With that, we’ve come up with a list of the Five TV Notables from the big game that will probably have people talking long after the game ends, and people stop fighting about which team is better.
1. Idina Menzel – The woman otherwise known as Adele Dazeem is performing the National Anthem, and given how much scrutiny was on her for the whole “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” performance (unfairly so, given the weather and that she was actually singing live), she’ll probably draw headlines regardless of how she fares.
2. Richard Sherman – He’s a football player on the field, but one of the few with the potential to draw headlines for his comments and his entertainment value to go along with his play. Look for him (#25) both during and after the game.
3. Rob Gronkowski – He has appeared on “Top Chef” and that terrible dating show “The Choice,” which suggests to us further that he is building more of an entertainment empire beyond just being #87 on the Patriots. Even the non-football fans can appreciate the man otherwise known as “Gronk.”
4. Katy Perry – She is performing the Halftime Show. Of course, you have to remember her! She will be joined at some point by Lenny Kravitz, and admitted in a press conference that she is already nervous. She recognizes that this is the biggest gig that any performer can receive.
5. The commercials – Let’s be honest: This may be the best part of the whole experience. It is the only time of the year people actually want to watch commercials, thanks to all of the money that is put into them. We’re not actually sure if it is a worthwhile investment anymore, but the headlines are still there for them.
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