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Super Bowl – Everything But the Sport

America’s big game has something for everyone: the commercials, the entertainment, and the party.



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Super Bowl LVII is approaching. While many will be tuning in for the game, there are many other areas of the major sporting event that draws viewers in. For the full hour, longtime Houston TV personality, Courtney Zavala, joins us as we explore viewers' other favorite parts of the big game.

First, we discuss the Super Bowl Halftime Show, a monumental spectacle that's popularity even rivals the big game itself. We're joined by Joe Reid, senior writer for Primetimer, who discusses the memorable performances of the past, what we can expect from this year's performer, Rihanna, and the motivations for the selection of the performer.

Another part of the big game that has many viewers tuning in is the commercials. Assistant marketing professor, Dr. Richard Conde, explains the methods that advertisers use in the creation of ads that leave a lasting legacy.

Closing out the program is the party! We discuss tips and advice for planning a Super Bowl get together with Krystal Williams, owner and creative director of Poppin Parties. She shares ways to score a touchdown with your friends and loved ones when they gather to watch the big game.



Courtney Zavala

  • TV Personality

Joe Reid

  • Senior Writer at Primetimer

Dr. Richard Conde

  • Assistant Marketing Professor, University of Houston-Downtown

Krystal Williams

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