It's already being called the Harbowl: a Super Bowl clash between San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh and Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh. The Harbaughs are the first pair of brothers to work as head coaches in the NFL, and they'll square off for Super Bowl 47 on Feb. 3.
This year, Missouri has a few connections to the big game. Locally, St. Louis native Joe Larrew has been selected as an official for the Super Bowl, Bernie Miklasz of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
Veterans from the University of Missouri football program also are represented on each team: 49ers defensive ends Aldon Smith and Justin Smith and Ravens coach Ted Monachino all played at Mizzou, and Ravens offensive line coach Andy Moeller previously coached there. Jim Leavitt, a 49ers coach, also attended Mizzou in the '70s.
Kickoff is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on CBS. If you're looking for a place to watch the game in Mehlville and Oakville or for local specials, here are some suggestions:
Rich and Charlie's - Dine-in specials: All-you-can-eat pasta for $11.99, half-priced appetizers and $2 domestic beer bottles. Carryout special: Tray of salad, 50 toasted ravioli and 25 wings for $50.
Joanies Pizzeria has four specials for dine-in, carryout or delivery:
- 16-inch thin one topping pizza, 10 buffalo chicken wings and cheese garlic bread for $21.95
- 14-inch thin two topping pizza for $10
- Buy one 16-inch thin one topping pizza at $16, get a second at $8
- Two 16-inch thin one topping pizzas, 20 buffalo wings and 20 toasted ravioli for $45
Other suggestions for sports bars nearby:
- Hotshots Sports Bar & Grill
- Croc's Sports Bar
- Upper Deck Sports Bar
- Blarney Stone Sports Bar & Grill
- The Oakville Sports Pub
The writers at Bleacher Report have offered their Super Bowl predictions, but if you're interested in some more untraditional predictions, take a look at TIME Magazine's list of "Wacky Ways of Predicting the Winner," which includes computer and Madden NFL 2013 simulations.
Tell us: Where do you plan to watch the game? And if you plan to order from a local restaurant, please share your recommendation with the rest of us!