Americans Prepare for 'Super Bowl Sunday'
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The Super Bowl is this Sunday. The game is the National Football League championship.
The Atlanta Falcons play the New England Patriots in Houston, Texas. The Patriots are based in the northeast state of Massachusetts; the Falcons are from the southeast state of Georgia.
The Patriots will try to win their fifth Super Bowl title. The Falcons are aiming to win for the first time.
Tom Brady is the Patriots' quarterback. He is 39 years old and has been the Patriots' quarterback in the Super Bowl seven times.
Football fans have debated whether Brady should be considered the best quarterback of all time. If he wins on Sunday, that argument may end.
The Atlanta Falcons are a strong team, too. They are one of the most powerful offensive teams in the NFL. Atlanta scored the most points in the NFL this year.
The Falcons' quarterback, Matt Ryan, is also one of the best at his position. This season was the most successful of his career so far. He often throws the ball to teammate Julio Jones, one of the best receivers in the league.
Experts are predicting this year's Super Bowl to be a high-scoring game. They are predicting that the two teams could collectively score about 60 points.
But Super Bowl Sunday is not just a game day. It is also an all-day event. People plan parties around the game. Even people who do not pay any attention to football during the regular season watch the Super Bowl. Last year, almost 115 million people watched the game on television.
Some people are more interested in the commercials that play during the broadcast. Many are also interested in watching the halftime show. This year, Lady Gaga is performing. People are debating whether the singer will make a political statement during her performance.
Singer Tony Bennett is one of Lady Gaga's friends. He told fans that her show will be "spectacular."
Google created graphics that show how much attention the Super Bowl gets each year. One showed that the Patriots were the most-searched team in all but four states. People in Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee and Alabama searched for news about the Falcons.
And, one of the other popular Google search terms this time of year is "Superb Owl." That is a misspelling of Super Bowl.
Fans and experts have been talking about which team will win for two weeks. New England is expected to win by about three points. But it seems that many fans might be tired of seeing the Patriots win the Super Bowl.
In a public opinion study, 51 percent of those questioned said they thought Atlanta would win.
Others have been talking about what they plan to eat during the game. Some popular food items include pizza, chicken wings, chips, and, of course, beer.
One person said she was asked if she was excited for the Super Bowl. She responded: "Ohh, you mean food day? Yes."
Although the Super Bowl is a big deal in America, there are still plenty of people who do not plan to watch the game. One person tweeted that she will be watching tennis instead.
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1.the quarterback 橄榄球的四分卫
The receiver and the quarterback are going to trade positions.
2.all time 空前的
This is my favourite song of all time.
3.Super Bowl 超级碗(美国橄榄球联盟年度冠军赛)
What's your prediction for the Super Bowl this year?
4.all-day event 全天事件
The all-day event is scheduled to be held in front of the iconic Bird's Nest Stadium in the grounds of the Olympic Training Center.
1.Even people who do not pay any attention to football during the regular season watch the Super Bowl.
pay attention to 关注
In doing our work, we must pay attention to ways and means.
I don't pay attention to such gossip.
2.In a public opinion study, 51 percent of those questioned said they thought Atlanta would win.
public opinion 民意；公众舆论
He mobilized public opinion all over the world against hydrogen-bomb tests.
The German government's support of the US is not entirely reflective of German public opinion.
本周日将迎来超级碗赛事 。“超级碗”是美国国家橄榄球联盟的年度冠军赛 。
亚特兰大猎鹰队将与新英格兰爱国者队在德克萨斯州休斯顿市展开对决 。爱国者队总部位于马萨诸塞州东北部，猎鹰队来自乔治亚州东南部 。
汤姆·布雷迪（Tom Brady）是爱国者队的四分卫 。这已经是39岁的他第7次当选爱国者队在超级碗比赛中的四分卫 。
布雷迪能否当选史上最佳四分卫引发橄榄球球迷争论 。倘若他在周日赢得比赛，那么这场争论也就立见分晓了 。
亚特兰大猎鹰队的实力也不可小觑 。他们是美国国家橄榄球联盟攻击力最强的球队之一 。今年，亚特兰大猎鹰队在国家橄榄球联盟中得分最高 。
猎鹰队的马特·瑞恩（Matt Ryan）也是四分卫最强球员之一 。本次赛季是目前其职业生涯中最为得意的赛季 。他常把球传给联盟最好的接球手之一——队友胡里奥·琼斯（Julio Jones） 。
专家预测，今年的超级碗比赛得分将创新高 。他们预测两支球队将获得60分 。
然而，超级碗周末除了比赛之外，还有其他的庆祝活动 。人们会策划与比赛相关的派对 。即使在常规赛期间毫不关注橄榄球的人也不会错过超级碗比赛 。去年近1.15亿人在电视上观看了比赛 。
有人更加关心比赛直播时的商业广告 。还有人对比赛的中场演出更感兴趣 。今年Lady Gaga将空降中场演出 。网友纷纷讨论她在表演期间是否会发表政治声明 。
歌手托尼·班奈特（Tony Bennett）是Lady Gaga的好友 。他对球迷表示，Gaga的表演将会空前壮观 。
谷歌创建图形展示了每年超级碗比赛获得的关注度 。据图形显示，除4个州外，爱国者队在其他州的搜索量最高 。而猎鹰队在乔治亚州、南卡罗来纳州、田纳西州和阿拉巴马州的搜索量居首 。
此外，开年最热门的搜索词还包括“Superb Owl” 。这是“Super Bowl”的错误拼写 。
两周来，球迷和专家一直在预测哪支球队会赢 。预计，新英格兰爱国者队将以三分左右获胜，然而，似乎大多球迷对爱国者队再次赢得超级碗比赛表示厌烦 。
还有人比较关心比赛期间的饮食计划 。一些常见的食物包括披萨、鸡翅、薯条，当然了还有啤酒 。
虽然超级碗比赛在美国是一项盛大的活动，但是有很多人没有观看比赛的计划 。有人发推表示会观看网球赛 。