The much-anticipated Super Bowl 50 showdown between the Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos is just a couple days away. This year’s Super Bowl – also the game’s 50th anniversary – promises to be a spectacle with Lady Gaga kicking off the event by singing the national anthem. Here are five things we at Sip & Savor are looking forward to this Sunday.

The Pregame: The game will kick off at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., at 6:35 pm EST. So, fans will have lots of time to burn before the game gets started. Some of our favorites are the 12th Annual Puppy Bowl on Animal Planet at 3 pm EST and the 3rd Annual Kitten Bowl on the Hallmark Channel at 12 pm EST.

The Quarterback Showdown: Why are people calling this Super Bowl a must-see game? The quarterbacks. On the Broncos’ side of the ball, this is rumored to be Peyton Manning, aka “The Sheriff’s,” final game. Manning is 39 and is the oldest quarterback to start in the Super Bowl. Panthers quarterback Cam Newton, in his first Super Bowl, is 26. Newton, aka "Superman," has been the star of this football season.

The Commercials: How can you talk about the Super Bowl without mentioning the commercials? Whether they are a football fan or not, many tune in just to watch the commercials. Here are some ads that are already gaining some attention.

The Halftime Show: Coldplay will take center stage during this year’s halftime show. An estimated 100 million people are expected to tune in. There are wild speculations about who will be the special guest performers. Rumors range from Beyoncé to Bruno Mars to Rihanna.

The Food: What is a Super Bowl without party food? Over the last 49 Super Bowls, serving creative party snacks has become a competitive sport itself. Here are some interesting recipes we found for chicken wings, short ribs and meatballs.