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The Football-Hating Student’s Opinions on Super Bowl Alternatives

   As pretty much all of us know, whether by choice or not, the Super Bowl is February 11 this year, and all the watchers are pulling out the stops. You know what I’m talking about. Parties, brackets, bets, buying all the chicken wings and pizza until there’s nothing left. The football fandom is going berserk, and us normal people are trying to stay out of the storm’s path until thank god, football is over. For a couple of months. Then there’s draft picks, the next season, and eventually, Super Bowl LV-something. The cycle continues on and on. It never ends! So I decided to put together some of my favorite ways to pass the time when everyone else is caught up with the game. Hope this helps you folks pass the time instead of being forced to watch the game next to your insert-relative-of-choice-here. 

1. Sleep

This is probably the best suggestion you’re going to get. Sleep is amazing and you need it. Sleeping through the Super Bowl is the best idea ever. However, have fun trying to doze off to the sound of cheering and booing and overall screaming. Thankfully, that’s why there are more options on this list.

2. Steal All the Food and Eat it Yourself

Second best idea. I don’t know about you guys, but I love food and I don’t know a single person that doesn’t. That’s why I propose that you guys sneak downstairs and while everyone else is captivated by the TV, take all the good food and eat it by yourself. They won’t notice. 

3. Watch the Puppy Bowl

It’s super easy to forget, but besides the Super Bowl, the Puppy Bowl is also on TV! What an awesome alternative to watching a bunch of guys tackling each other and yelling: you get to watch a bunch of cute puppies running around and overall being adorable! I mean, they’re puppies! But I do know there are some people who don’t like dogs, which is why there are other alternatives on this list. Or maybe I can Google if there’s a Kitty Bowl…

4. If You Can’t Beat ‘Em, Join ‘Em

At the end of the day, it’s most likely that you will end up getting roped into watching the big game. So you might as well go without a fight. And who knows, maybe you’ll develop a newfound tolerance for football. After all, it’s pretty hard not to get caught up in the chaos. And the halftime show isn’t bad either. 

5. Do Your Homework

I know. Worst way to spend the night. That’s why it’s below watching the Super Bowl. But I don’t know, there are some people who might want to do their homework and be productive. Personally, there is no way I am going to spend a Sunday night in my room doing math when there are perfectly good chicken wings and cute baby cousins downstairs. But hey, whatever floats your boat, right?


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