While this is a hair and beauty blog, since a ‘style and beauty icon’ is performing at the Super Bowl this year, I thought it would be the perfect time to talk about my other love – NFL football.

Some might say I’m a little obsessed, I prefer passionate.

When I was a teen, I started watching football with my cousins and uncles. Their love of the sport drew me in.

My favorite team is the Buffalo Bills and some of my favorite players of all-time are Bruce Smith, Barry Sanders and Ronnie Lott.

It’s not just the games I watch either.

I love watching the NFL Combine and the Draft – a day when dreams come true. Seeing the faces of the players and their families when they get drafted is absolutely everything.

Super Bowl LIV
February 2, 2020
Hard Rock Stadium – Miami Gardens, Florida

This year the NFL celebrated its 100th season.

After an incredible regular and post season, we will see the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers go head-to-head in the Super Bowl.

The Super Bowl is the biggest sporting event of the year in North America.

It’s a whole weekend of parties and events. That would explain the starting ticket price of $4462.50 per person.

Here are a few player notes from the two teams :

  • Raheem Mostert, running back for the 49ers, was cut by 6 teams before landing in San Francisco. And on January 19th he became the only player in NFL history with at least 200 rush yards and at least four rushing touchdowns in a playoff game.
  • In what some are calling the ‘Mahomes Era’ in Kansas City, quarterback Patrick Mahomes, son of former Major League Baseball pitcher, will lead the Chiefs to their first Super Bowl appearance in 50 years. Random fact – he also loves ketchup.
  • Tyreek Hill, wide receiver for the Kansas City Chiefs is nicknamed the cheetah.
  • Nick Bosa defensive end for the 49ers – has football in his blood. His brother Joey Bosa plays for the Los Angeles Chargers and his father played for the Miami Dolphins.

Ladies, football is not that complicated.

Trust me – looks are deceiving in this case.

When men try to explain it, I find they overdo it. They get into positions, plays and rules – and let’s face it – not even the referees know all the rules.

When I explain it to my friends, I keep it super, super simple.

This is all I tell them: each team gets four chances to get ten yards, if they do get to ten yards, the four chances reset.

Everything else you’ll learn as you watch.

If you really want to know more – you can check out this football cheat sheet.

This year’s Super Bowl will be in Miami, so the performances will have a Latin flavor.

Demi Lovato will be singing the National Anthem. And, unless you have been living under a rock, you know that Jennifer Lopez and Shakira will headline the Super Bowl halftime show. I just know that it will be a sexy, powerful and epic performance.

I am not a big celebrity follower, but I do love J-Lo’s style.

Jennifer Lopez uses clothes as a way to express confidence and power.

Diane von Furstenberg, Chair – Council of Fashion Designers of America

In 2019 The Council of Fashion Designers of America awarded Jennifer Lopez with the Fashion Icon award for her longstanding and global impact on fashion.

Just to give you an example on the extent of her icon status – the Versace tropical leaf silk chiffon dress she wore at the 42nd Grammy Awards has its own Wikipedia page.

Here are some of my favorite sources for NFL news and analysis:

Good Morning Football hosted by Kay Adams, Nate Burleson, Peter Schrager and Kyle Brandt is my absolute favorite show. The chemistry between these four is amazing and makes for some very entertaining television.

It’s also great to see so many other female reporters and hosts on the networks like Erin Andrews, Cynthia Frelund, Melissa Stark and Colleen Wolfe.

Barriers going to be broken in Miami.

One of my favorite Twitter accounts is @BaxFootballGuru.

Russell S. Baxter is a wealth of knowledge as he has been covering the NFL for over 35 years. He spent 22 years with ESPN and has also freelanced for CBS Thursday Night Football and NFL Network. He currently writes for FanSided, NFL Spin Zone and Elite Sports NY and is the founder of Pro Football Guru.