Katy Perry Super Bowl Press Conference Is Hilarious & Shows That She's Done Her Research

Guys, if you believed Katy Perry was going to show up to the single most important day in football without being prepared, then you were sorely mistaken. On Thursday, Katy Perry's Super Bowl press conference got underway in Phoenix, and let me tell you — the only way she could be more ready for this game is if she suited up herself and hiked a ball or two. Seriously, everything about her appearance was on point, including her football-themed crop top/skirt combo, as well as her upbeat spirit. But the most impressive part of the conference came in the form of Perry's brilliant and hilarious football references. Whereas Perry's "leaked" Super Bowl song felt a little unnecessary (though it was still an amazing watch), the singer's clever football commentary totally hit the mark.

Since Perry's kicking some major tail when it comes to promoting her appearance at this point, it's hard to imagine that anyone wouldn't want to watch the halftime show. And if hearing that Lenny Kravitz is Perry's "first special guest" doesn't convince you to get your head out of that plate of cheesy nachos so you can watch the show, then I don't know what will.

OK, I won't give up on you that easily. Perhaps the fact that Perry told reporters to expect lions and sharks in her performance will pique your interest? Ooh, and she also dropped some serious hints about a "throwback" female performer as her surprise guest...so basically, what I'm trying to say here is you no longer have a choice in the matter. This is must-see TV, guys!

In the meantime, check out a couple of Perry's stellar Super Bowl press conference moments below:

She's Only Came For the Money. Just Kidding...

In case you didn't know, Perry's "I'm just here so I don't get fined" quip references Seattle Seahawks player Marshawn Lynch's one-note response to every single question he fielded on Super Bowl Media Day.

She Knows All About #DeflateGate

Here, Perry shows that, like New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick, she's "no Mona Lisa Vito" — but her spot-on reference to the ongoing #DeflateGate scandal shows that the pop star's certainly done her research.

I don't know about you, but I cannot wait for Super Bowl Sunday.