Let’s get ready to rumble! This week, we’re pregaming this Sunday’s Super Bowl, which could break records as the most-watched television event in US history. The FT’s sports business correspondent Sara Germano and Wall Street reporter / sports fanatic Sujeet Indap join Lilah to set the scene for the Super Bowl as a cultural event: the teams, the history, the drama, the head injuries, the halftime shows, the Taylor Swift conspiracies! Whether you watch football or not, you’ll be ready for Sunday’s game.


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Links (all FT links get you past the paywall):

– The Super Bowl goes live at 3.30PM PT / 6.30PM EST this Sunday, February 11. You can watch it in the UK at 10.45 PM on ITV.

– Sara is on X @germanotes. Sujeet is @sindap. Both excellent follows.

– You can follow Sara’s sports reporting here: https://www-ft-com.ezproxy.cul.columbia.edu/sara-germano. She will be in Vegas covering the Super Bowl over the weekend, so watch this space!

– Sara’s piece on the resurgence of the Detroit Lions is here, co-written with Mark Vandevelde: https://on-ft-com.ezproxy.cul.columbia.edu/3SAht2g

– Sujeet’s reporting on Wall Street is here: https://www-ft-com.ezproxy.cul.columbia.edu/sujeet-indap

More or less:

– Sara wants more house remixes of Creed. You can check out Book Club Radio here: https://www.youtube.com/@bookclubradio. The ‘One Last Breath’ remix is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6fdKfaq1YN8

– Sujeet wants more independent news and tough questions. You can read more about the Super Bowl commissioner Roger Goodell avoiding tough questions here: https://www.cbsnews.com/boston/news/roger-goodell-saying-nothing-super-bowl-press-conference-invite-only/

– Lilah wants more funny novels. She has been reading Come and Get It by Kiley Reid, who also wrote Such A Fun Age (2021)


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