It’s Almost Kickoff XLIX …

This Sunday February 1st NBC will televise Super Bowl XLIX from Glendale, Arizona … last year Seattle pummeled Denver and brought in an estimated 111.5 million viewers, becoming the largest TV audience in U.S. history. This year Football has been battling a plague much more severe than that Blizzard that chilled the NorthEast last night… From the Murder trial of Patriots Aaron Hernandez on the verge of commencement, to players battling domestic violence scandals and just last week the Patriots were back on the front page with Deflate-Gate!

Sunday’s game will be played in Glendale, Arizona, featuring the New England Patriots against the defending champs, Seattle Seahawks. According to Data compiled by TiqIQ, Super Bowl tickets were averaging upwards of $6,500 just yesterday,  equating to more than an 89% hike from last year at this time.

From Budweiser to GoDaddy and Kim Kardashian West taking on her Selfie critics with TMobile… the other fascinating aspect of Super Bowl are the Spectacular commercials! Advertisers know what’s at stake, with the enormous volume of fans tuning into Sunday’s Bowl and the commercials are bringing their A Game… According to Forbes rumor has it a 30-second spot will set you back a whopping $4.5 million this year and if that weren’t enough $9 MILLION for a one-minute product ad or movie trailer-ing commercial!

 If you happen to be in Phoenix for the BIG Game, here is the inside scoop on one of my Favorite AZ spots…

Craving something Sweet? Y not Try… The Sugar Bowl Ice Cream Parlor in Scottsdale, Arizona…

Located in Old Town Scottsdale at 4005 N Scottsdale Rd, The Sugar Bowl delivers a full array of Fountain Treats, from Sundaes Shakes and Banana Splits and transports you back to the 1950s. With over 60 years providing smiling faces and Ice Cream excellence, you will want to stop into the lil’ PINK building for a treat!  

P.S. & for the Y ladies who simply aren’t tickled by the grit iron… Y Not test your skills in a new field (pun intended)… This task will keep you away from the Arena and instead making Apps! Make sure to pick up some Krispy Kreme Football donuts for the boys and here is an @TheYLife Recipe to ensure that everyone has a Super Super Bowl Sunday!

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Allergy Friendly PB & J’s:

Lightly Toast Slices of Gluten Free Whole Grain Bread

(YTip: I just picked up a loaf of GF Bread @ Target, which is perfect for these PB & J’s)

Spread 1 1/2 Tbsp. Crunchy SunFlower Seed Butter (

Top with 1 Tsp. Wild Berry Jam

Quarter your Sandwiches into 4 Triangles & arrange your Mini PB & J’s in a platter… We can bet these ‘Take Me Back’s’ will be all the rage!