3 Awesome Super Bowl 2012 Highlights for Non-Sports Fans

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footballIf you're like me, Super Bowl Sunday is less about rooting for your favorite football team and more about trying to pretend you're not bored out of your mind at a party filled with rowdy people making lots of noise about something happening on TV that doesn't interest you at all. The best you can hope for is a killer 7-layer dip and maybe a guest bedroom where you can sneak away unnoticed for a nap.

Luckily, there are a few things even non-sports fans like us will get a kick out of (get it? HA!) during this year's Super Bowl -- besides nachos and a comfy place to crash.

Here's what you can look forward to ...

1. Awesome Commercials Always a highlight of the Super Bowl experience for faux-football fans, game day ads are among the most highly anticipated spots to run all year. Chevy will reportedly get at least 4 out of the 5 slots purchased by GM ($3 million for 30 seconds of air time); one of the commercials will be the winner of a contest that got 197 submissions from independent filmmakers in 32 countries. Preview the 35 finalists now and you could win big -- GM is offering $10,000 to the person who "shares" the most. (Pretty clever, eh?) We'll see if any of them live up to last year's big hit: The Darth Vader/Volkswagon Passat spot.

2. Madonna, Madonna, Madonna Can Madge make the biggest TV event of the year with her halftime show performance? Bet she hopes so, since she's got a movie (W.E.) coming out around the same time as the Super Bowl and an album rumored to drop in 2012. Considering she's got the Cirque du Soleil as back-up dancers, it should be quite the spectacle.

3. The Indy Zip Line Since the zip line at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver was such a huge hit, thousands of daring souls are expected to climb a 95-foot launch tower, suit up in a harness and fly 800 feet across the Super Bowl village. Should make for some very, very funny viral video, that's all I have to say.

Are you a non-sports fan who'll be tuning into the Super Bowl? What are you looking forward to?


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