by Roger WWW Garrett and Jessy,posted Jan 31 2014 9:38AM
First Four Ways for Super Bowl Fanatics to Keep Calm
1. Exercise before the game starts. Working out lowers your stress level, and it can keep you keep calm throughout the day.
2. Don't drink too much. Obviously, you want to relax and have a good time, but don't overdo it.
3. Keep your TV volume low. You may not realize it, but loud noises can agitate you.
4. Be aware of who you're with. Especially if you're watching the game with a bunch of fanatics who are rooting for rival teams.
FUN Facts About Super Bowl 48
-No member of the Seahawks has ever appeared in the Super Bowl. This is the first time since the 1990 Buffalo Bills that a team had no prior experience. The Bills lost the Super Bowl that year . . . and they also lost the year after, the year after that, and then the year after THAT.
-Peyton Manning is the only player on either team to win a Super Bowl ring. Only three others have even appeared in the Big Game . . . Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker (2008, 2012), tight end Jacob Tamme (2010) and cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (2009).
-Broncos running back Knowshon Moreno's first name is a combination of his father's nickname, "Knowledge," and his mother's name, "Varashon."
- Seahawks coach Pete Carroll is a diehard fan of The Grateful Dead.
- The Broncos have more than 466,000 Twitter followers, while the Seahawks have over 428,000. Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman leads players with the most followers at more than 735,000 . . . most of which he probably got over the past two weeks.
-The Cheerleaders: The Seahawks have the Sea Girls; the Broncos have their own pep squad. Fun fact: The only NFL teams without cheerleaders are the Bears, Browns, Lions, Packers, Steelers and the host team -- the N.Y. Giants.
-The Coaches: Pete Carroll vs. John Fox: A long, long time ago, before Russell Wilson was even born, Seahawks Coach Carroll ('78) and Broncos coach Fox ('84) both were defensive coaches for the powerhouse Iowa State Cyclones football team.
- The Top Defense Vs. the Top Offense: PLAYING this weekend is the top-ranked offense in the league (Denver) playing against the toughest defense in the NFL (Seahawks) -Denver has played in six Super Bowls; Seattle, one
- At age 14, Russell Wilson had a dream where Jesus came to him; today he is a devout Christian
-Every year, EA Sports runs their Madden football video game to simulate the Super Bowl teams playing -- this year, the outcome had Denver winning in overtime. This simulation has predicted the last eight out of 10 winners