Thursday, January 30, 2014

11 Tips on Making Your Superbowl Night a Little More Super

It's superbowl tiiiiiiiiime!

Ok. Let's be honest. If most of you are like me, you didn't even know who was playing in the big game until sometime last week. But come on. Just because football may not be your first love doesn't mean you don't love Superbowl Sunday! Because let's face it. You're too busy stuffing your face with hotdogs and seven layer dip to even focus on what quarter we've made it to. 

So even though I don't care much for football doesn't mean I haven't found Superbowl night a perfect opportunity to have good fun with good people and my glorious nation. So here are 11 tips on how to make your Superbowl night a little more super if you know the game may put you to sleep.

1. Pregame. 
Now let's remember. Pregame doesn't necessarily mean "drink" - pregaming is just a way for you to get amped up for the night. Whether that means dancing around in your undergarments, getting together with a fun group of people who share your affinity for the sport, or just stuffing your face until the game starts.
But usually, it means drink until you see stars before you have to drink again.

2. Host/Attend a fun viewing party with friends and food.
This is personally one of my favorite things to do because you can have all of your favorite things in one place - friends, food, fun, and festivities. Watching the game with people you enjoy being around always makes it that much more exciting.

3.  Look up fun football themed related food/drink recipes.
For all of you who love to get creative in the kitchen, this is a sure way to get you amped for the game. Besides being able to explore some new ideas for future reference, this is a great way to give you a little more football fan spirit. Might I suggest Pintrest to get some tasty snack ideas flowing?

4. Host/Attend a tailgate.
I don't know about you, but I wouldn't mind attending this tailgate.
But hey. If champagne and candlelight isn't your idea of a good tailgate, I think the classic burgers on the grill should suffice plenty. I love tailgating! You get to be around friends and strangers who share your love for team spirit. Like I say, the more the merrier!

5. Host/Attend a bonfire.
Now if this doesn't look awesome...
It's like tailgating. Except cooler.

6. Make some crazy bets.
What guy doesn't like to put their money where their mouth is in anything that he does? But who says you just have to bet money? I garuntee you'll be on the edge of your seat the entire game when you know you have something up for grabs...or something to lose.

7. Have a few drinking games.
Yes. Those are garbage cans being used in place of solo cups.
And yes. I did see a lot more crazier pictures than the ones I'm showing you.
Drinking and football is the equivalent of peanut butter and jelly: they just go together. But beer pong isn't the only drinking game that can be played in times like these...
Just remember. Whatever or however you decide to drink, do it responsibly.

8. Go to a bar/venue with TV's that are showing the game.

This is a great tip for those who don't necessarily want to do the whole outdoor, get sweaty ordeal, but don't want to stay home either. It's a great way to get your grub on, an excuse to get dressed up, and have fun with a bunch of strangers who want to yell just as loud as you do.

9. Pretend you're a fan.

Like, I love these guys. They're good sports. Just because you don't know squat about the team you decide to root for during the Superbowl of doesn't mean you can't find a reason to cheer them on (I usually go based on what my Dad tells me or the team's colors. Don't judge me.). So when you do find that reason, have fun with it! Well, in something maybe a little more flattering.

10. Stay active on social networks.
This is one of my favorite things to do when watching any big television event. There are some hilarious people out there, especially on Twitter. Seeing what others have to say during the big game is definitely a great way to stay entertained, talk some crap, and maybe even a chance to understand what's going on a little better.

11. Get excited and have fun!!!
I love football for the sole fact on what it does for people. In a single night, an entire nation is bonded on (finally) one common thing. And on Superbowl Sunday, we may be obnoxious, rowdy, irresponsible, and a tad insensitive, but we're all these things together. This is one of the valuable lessons I've learned while being a student an SEC, football-worshipping establishment. I wouldn't have it any other way. Take the Stares this Sunday to the Superbowl as the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks battle head on for the championship ring at 6:30pm on FOX!

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  2. I love the super bowl but this last super bowl was just terrible. Peyton Manning should really be ashamed. Cute post about ideas to pre game and prepare for the event overall.