I admit, I'm not personally much of a sports person. I can handle a game or two every now and then, but overall I'm usually convinced there's something much better I could be enjoying with my time. So if you're like me and one of the 2/3rds of Americans who won't be watching the Superbowl this year, check out this list of 6 alternative activities to watching the Superbowl.
1. Head to Canada
Joking, not joking. Ok, so obviously this one may seem a little far fetched, but with a .72 loonie at the moment, you'll get a lot of bang for your buck and can even experience Superbowl Sunday from this side of the border for a change. Sample the local cuisine, see a show, try some Canadian craft beers, or simply enjoy some winter activities. You will need a passport for this, however, so this may not work for everyone.
2. Hit the slopes
Whether you decide to visit Canada or not, you'll have more than your fair share of great deals on skiing either way this Sunday. It's actually considered one of the best days of the year for skiing. With 1/3 of Americans glued to their television sets, lines should be lessened as well.
3. Visit the mall
If you hate crowds, this is the perfect day to go. And this is the time of year you can usually catch some really great sales as well. (This is the day to avoid grocery stores, however).
4. Take advantage of unlimited reservations
You know that new restaurant you've been wanting to try, the one where you seem to have to be Jennifer Lawrence to get in? Sunday night is your chance. You're likely to have the place almost to yourself and your pick of tables. (Note: If you're in Denver,CO or Charlotte, NC, make sure to choose a spot that has no chance of being mobbed if the home team wins.)
5. Game on
It's possible for the nerdy among us to also be die-hard football fans, but most of the time, the nerds and the jocks don't hang out so much. While hordes of Broncos and Panthers supporters gather to worship their TVs, gather other bookish types for a Trivial Pursuit/Taboo/Scategories tournament. Or try the new Punderdome game everyone's been raving about. In complete rejection of the beer and hot wings happening at those other parties, serve champagne and canapes (the freezer spanokopita from Whole Foods are amazing). There's no reason game night can't be glamorous.
6. See a movie in an empty theatre
With the big football game keeping families glued to their couches on Sunday, you may actually be able to score an entire theater (or most of one) to yourself during the Super Bowl. Although if you're unable to find someone to join you and feel funny about going alone, there is actually a website for that.
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