Required reading for Super Bowl Sunday

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If you’re clueless about football and the Super Bowl, you’ve got commercials to watch, a halftime show to enjoy and two hunky quarterbacks to gawk at throughout the evening. But if you know the difference between a fumble and a first down, there’s a compelling storyline to keep your attention as the Patriots pursue history. They want to become the first NFL team to go 19-0 and join the 1972 Miami Dolphins as the league’s only unbeaten teams.

bring_sexy_back2.jpgKeeping that divergence in mind, check out two guides to get you through Super Bowl XLII. There’s “Super Bowl for the Clueless,” the annual guide to the Big Game from Outsports.com. Though it goes through the X’s and O’s in a non-jock friendly sort of way, even football veterans will pick up something new in the informative breakdown of the game. Jim Buzinski, one of the co-founders of the site and author of the article, takes the Patriots over the Giants, 37-20. Jim’s take on the commercials:

“Lesbian fans will be thrilled to know that Victoria’s Secret will advertise this year. For the guys, Under Armour, the skintight, body-hugging apparel, is making its debut. We can only hope they have recruited some NFL hotties for the ads.”

For the gay in you, there’s “Bringing Sexy (Quarter) Back” from Southern Voice, a side-by-side comparison of the quarterbacks Tom Brady and Eli Manning. The paper’s take includes prognosticating on which Atlanta gay bar you’d find each – Brady at WETBar and Manning at Three-Legged Cowboy. If only. SoVo also takes the Pats over the Giants:

“Sorry, Eli. Enjoy the moment. We would pull for you and the Giants, but we’re gay, not stupid.”

outfield64.jpgThe Outsports preview also includes Dylan Edwards’ cartoon take on what to expect from a gay Super Bowl party. Speaking of that, two local gay sports teams are hosting events on Sunday, along with gay sports bar Woofs Atlanta and a host of other gay bars. Find out more.

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