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Are you into the Super Bowl?

Asked by jca (36010points) February 2nd, 2014

Here in the NY Metro area, the Super Bowl is all they’re talking about on the news. Super Bowl Boulevard in Times Square, my morning commute all week was screwed up with traffic from people going to Super Bowl events, and Super Bowl stuff all around the tri-state area.

I am not a sports fan. I will probably do what I do most Sundays, which is go to friends for dinner. Super Bowl will no doubt be on their TV, but it’s not a Super Bowl party per se. I’ll try to catch some commercials, because during the week, the commercials will be the big talk. Also, probably will try to catch the half-time show, because, again, it’s nice to be able to participate in a conversation about what went on.

To some, this is party day, food day, big giant event day.

To others, this is a day like any other.

Are you into the Super Bowl? What will you do for it?

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marinelife's avatar

I am a rabid Seattle Seahawks fan and have been since the franchise started. I am all dressed in my Seahawks earrings, necklace and shirt. I will watch the Super Bowl at home (alone in the first quarter because my hubby is at work), and I will be totally into the game.

Forget the commercials and half time.

cookieman's avatar

As the Patriots did not make it, and I am very much a fair-weather sports fan, I probably won’t watch it at all.

When is it, by the way?

hearkat's avatar

Back before Christmas, we arranged to take the week off so that my fiancé wouldn’t have to deal with the traffic mess. Knowing that there are inadequate accommodations near the Meadowlands, we had no idea where the people working and attending the event would be staying, but figured it would be a large radius that might extend down to our area, since we’re about a half-hour to the airport and near a major train station.

I started watching football in the ‘80s and enjoy it, although I am not a rabid fan. My fiancé grew up with sports, which I did not, but also is not a huge fan. My son enjoys it and goes to games from time-to-time, but he’s not fanatical, either. We watch the game at home nearly every year, for the spectacle as much as anything. In previous years we’ve had people over – close friends or family, not really a “party”, but since there may be more traffic on the roads, we didn’t really ask anyone this year.

LuckyGuy's avatar

I am not a fan. I don’t care who the players are or who wins the game. If I am in a group I watch it to be sociable. But, truth be told, I really enjoy the technical infrastructure, equipment and activities used for the broadcast. The UAVs, cameras on rails, green screen projection of line information, and optical zoom lenses that rival NASA’s really fascinate me.

Back in the day, before big TVs, before Netflix and the internet, before smart phones… back in the stone age… I used to go to the movies during the SuperBowl. The theaters and restaurants were always empty. It was a great date night.

Cruiser's avatar

I was going to smoke brisket and ribs in the smoker but the uber cold has frozen the gas regulator on my smoker so I am having to go to plan B and slow cook them in the oven. My face will be covered in BBQ sauce come game time and I will watch the half time show in my jacuzzi.

ibstubro's avatar

I have an auction house in the Midwest where we have auctions every-other Sunday at 1 o’clock. This is the Sunday the auction fell on, so we’re having an auction at 1 o’clock. Those that are in your camp, @jca will be glad to have something other than Super Bowl to do, sports fans will whine and moan about missing out at a later date. Attendance will be somewhat off, but that never effects the price.

It takes all kinds of kinds.

GoldieAV16's avatar

Spend the morning prepping food. Guests start arriving at around 2 (not many – keep it small so we can really watch the game). If you’re not into the game, you watch on the smaller TV in the kitchen around the food, where talk is encouraged. If you are into the game, you watch on the big screen in the living room, where talk that is not related to what is on the TV is not common. I remain glued to the TV, including commercials and halftime (and about an hour before – pre-game stuff). We’ll tape the Puppy Bowl to watch after. Not having a team favorite in the game this year, I guess I’m rooting for Peyton Manning and the Broncos (Omaha, Omaha, Omaha!).

jca's avatar

I just read that Super Bowl is the second biggest eating holiday after Thanksgiving. People eat more because they’re drinking and because they’re with friends, which make people eat more. Plus the food that is usually associated with Super Bowl seems like mostly pure crap. It is probably tasting good, but not good for you.

gailcalled's avatar

Milo here: Puppy Bowl? Now that sounds promising. What time? What channel? Will there be cheerleaders? A mouse marching band?

Mimishu1995's avatar

“Super Bowl”? What the hell is that? Some kind of Superhero competition?

Seek's avatar

Any excuse for a party, but I don’t care about the game at all.

dxs's avatar

Nah. I haven’t watched TV in a few years save a few Family Guy and SpongeBob episodes, and I have other things I want to do.

Pachy's avatar

I’m into avoiding anything that has anything to do with it.

kritiper's avatar

Not into sports, never have been. I do have a brother in Seattle so will be watching to see the Sea Hawks win.

El_Cadejo's avatar

I can’t wait for the super bowl later today. …though mine has nothing to do with sports :P

Cruiser's avatar

@uberbatman I find it slightly amusing that the only 2 states that have legalized pot are in the Superbowl….and the fact that all my siblings live in Washington and Colorado.

rojo's avatar


I do like the term “Stoner Bowl” however.

Dutchess_III's avatar

If I was by myself I wouldn’t watch, but Rick is a rabid fan so I probably will…unless something more interesting pops up here or on fb.

Brian1946's avatar


“Super Bowl”? What the hell is that? Some kind of Superhero competition?

That it is- this year it’s the Justice League vs. the Avengers! ;-)

ucme's avatar

I quite like tomato & vegetable, but my favourite is definitely chicken sou…i’ve gotten this wrong again haven’t I?

Katniss's avatar

Blah. Not a football fan. The foosball is the devil.
I’m all about hockey.

TheRealOldHippie's avatar

I have some DVDs I haven’t watched yet. I’ll be watching a couple of those this evening. Couldn’t care less about the Super Bowl.

Kardamom's avatar

Not at all. The only sports I like are gymnastics and figure skating. I do however enjoy looking at all the Superbowl recipes on Pinterest!

We will probably catch some of the Puppybowl. Soooooooo cute.

Brian1946's avatar

I’ll be watching it alternately with the Kitten Bowl!

Berserker's avatar

Super bowl! ’‘tokes’’


Darth_Algar's avatar

I have no interest in football, so I won’t be watching.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Well, @Darth_Algar you might be interested to know that whomever wins the Walter Peyton Humanitarian Award gets a statue of Darth Vader!

dxs's avatar

Oh. Is the game on now?

Kardamom's avatar

Just finished watching the Puppy Bowl! It was awesome! So much cuteness.

jca's avatar

In addition to the Puppy Bowl, there was also the Kitten Bowl on the Hallmark Channel and the Fish Bowl on some other channel (PBS?) which featured various fish in fish bowls with various kids and puppies doing what kids and puppies do (kid was eating a banana and puppy was napping).

Mimishu1995's avatar

@jca I want Superman Bowl and Batman Bowl!

Dutchess_III's avatar

Poor Manny.

marinelife's avatar

Yahoo! My Seahawks not only won, they dominated!

Dutchess_III's avatar

That’s an understatement.

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