We fully realize not everyone is looking forward to The Big Game this Sunday (some might not even know who’s playing). Instead of declining that party invite altogether, brush up on a few football terms and get ready to cheer.
Whoever currently has the football.
In other words: That molten chocolate cake with salted caramel ice cream? You’ll have to pry it away from me.
Line of Scrimmage
An invisible line at the start of a play; there’s one for each team. No player can cross it until the ball is put into motion via a “snap.”
In other words: Boundaries. “This half of the closet is mine. This half is yours.”
Interception or Picked Off
A thrown pass caught mid-air by a defensive team member, at which time the defense gains possession and becomes the offense.
In other words: The sudden realization that you should have clicked “Quick, Buy It!”
An offensive team player who is available to receive the ball because there is not a defender nearby.
In other words: A full day of uninterrupted shopping.
When the player in possession of the ball uses their arm to ward off being hit or tackled.
In other words: The move we sometimes resort to at a sample sale.
When the ball is dropped, fumbled, or erratically kicked and is not in the possession of any team; whichever team picks it up gains possession.
In other words: “That Hermès belt isn’t sold out? It’s anyone’s game.”
Our Sunday Night Styleathon starts at 8PM ET this Super Bowl Sunday. Shop from your mobile device – and when you score, feel free to demo your best touchdown dance.