6 Alternatives to Watching The Super Bowl

Melissa De La Cruz,  lists different activities to do instead of watching the Super Bowl.

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Melissa De La Cruz, lists different activities to do instead of watching the Super Bowl.

Melissa De La Cruz, Staff Writer

Consisting of one extremely overrated game, the much-anticipated Super Bowl 52 will be live streamed, recorded and broadcasted to a television near you. However, if you can relate to the stable minded proportion of the U.S. population, then you know that football isn’t always the greatest option. Here’s a variety of things to do besides watch the Super Bowl.

Hibernate
You may already be familiar with “sleep” but hibernation simply takes it to a whole new level. If you’re already sleep deprived during the year you might as well use this heavenly time wisely and get in a few extra hours of sleep. Besides it’s not like the Dallas Cowboys qualify every year, so appreciate your time and be mindful of your schedule.

Make Money
According the U.S. Department of Agriculture Super Bowl Sunday is the second largest food consumption day. Now let’s talk food and why it’s smart to go to work. Americans will eat 1.33 billion chicken wings this year and at least 12.5 million pizzas will be made with the average order value of $26.45. Perhaps going to work on Sunday isn’t your cup of tea, but at least you’ll be stacking that dough.

Take Your Significant Other on a Date
Everyone is guilty of wasting a good Sunday on absolutely nothing. While on the contrary, there’s so many pros to taking your precious baby on a date. For example, no more waiting in long lines (unless you plan on having a date at Walmart 20 minutes before the Super Bowl). Restaurants will most likely be empty, parks will be creepingly calm and your boo will love you at least three percent more.

Exercise
Picture this: you sunk into an overpriced couch, drowning in cheese dip from all the times it has fallen on your shirt and throughout the entire football season you’ve already gained 10 pounds. Exercise comes in different forms and quantities, and you don’t have to hit the gym daily to stay in shape. Think about it this way, football fans get excited watching other men exercise. Now imagine how adrenalizing it will feel when it’s YOU running for three hours and twelve minutes.

Watch Netflix
Let’s be realistic: once you hit play, there’s no leaving the room. Once you’re in the zone the drama continues to get juicier, meanwhile a predictable football game commences, filled with over-obsessed fans in the stands and uncalled-for penalties. Some humble advice from a relatable human being would be: keep watching Netflix because it’s safe, familiar and quiet.

Hang Out with the Buds
We’re already gaining weight, might as well put on those extra pounds in a family-friendly environment. On a sunny Sunday, enjoying cheese and dip with your friends, playing games and remembering how great things were when everyone didn’t know what “being broke” meant.