NFL Spandex: 10 Important Facts About the Fabric That Makes Watching Football Extra-Enjoyable

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If you’ve been living under a rock — which, come to think of it, is probably a good idea for tri-state area residents who want to avoid unbearable traffic congestion this weekend — you may not be aware that today is Super Bowl Sunday. However, those of us who aren’t snuggled away in subterranean anti-culture chambers have been bombarded with Super Bowl advertisements since Day One. And from what I hear about the festivities, there seems to be a little something for everyone: If you’re not into the entire Super Bowl phenomenon at all, there are plenty of enticing TV alternatives to draw your attention. If you aren’t a diehard football fanatic but plan on watching the game anyway, you’re probably looking forward to the big-budgeted commercials or the Bruno Mars/Red Hot Chili Peppers halftime show.

But when the game comes back on, what will non-football nuts have to occupy our minds? With only around 11 minutes of actual playing time per every 174-minute broadcast, there isn’t a ton of time spent on high-paced, football action. But who’s paying attention to that sportsing stuff anyway when you’ve got something like this on your 100-inch HD flatscreen TV?

Spandex: The material make-up of the pillars of athletic achievement worldwide. It also, when worn by the right people, flawlessly showcases the toned musculature of our best sportsmen and women (and, of course, our superheroes).

Click to find out more about everyone’s favorite fabric.

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