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I Hate Football! 25 Things to Do Instead of Watching the Super Bowl

Updated on February 8, 2017

I Love the Football Players, But I Hate Football!

They start with football young in our family.
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Not a Super Bowl Fan?

If you are NOT a Super Bowl fan, then this is for you! Are you the only one in your office who isn’t invited to a Super Bowl party and can’t figure out where to bet on the football pool? Are you always the one person in the room who doesn’t know Eli Manning from the Wizard of Oz?

You Can Love the Football Players, but Still Hate Football

First, let me say that I don't hate football players. My husband was a football player in high school. My sons played football. Some of my grandsons played football. They started young. When they weren't playing football, they were talking about it or watching it on TV.

Football Season is Every Season

But I have good reason to hate football. Imagine living in a house with a husband and three sons who are all football fans. That means football EVERY Sunday and EVERY Monday night during football season. It means football on Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years and the whole month of January. It means pre-season games in August and some kind of excuses for games in May. In July, I'm lucky if I don't have to deal with the Super Bowl they taped 1974!

The guys shout out instructions to the televised coaches and players. The referees are yelled at. Favorite players are discussed like old friends. The guys remember Super Bowl's from 30 years ago, and can tell you which players were on the winning team, but SOME of them forgot my birthday this year!

Which Is More Fun for You: The Super Bowl or The Zombie Apocalypse?

If you hate football season, too, you probably look forward to the upcoming Super Bowl as much as the zombie apocalypse. If you're lucky, your favorite football fan will be going to a Super Bowl party somewhere else, and you will have blessed relief from the shouting, beer drinking festivities.

Don't Feel Left Out If You Hate Football

Don't feel left out on Super Bowl Sunday when it seems like everyone is talking about Super Bowl Parties, food for the Super Bowl and favorite football players. There are lots of fun things you and your non-football loving friends can do on this day.

25 Other Things to Do On Super Bowl Sunday

1. Have an Anti-Super Bowl Party. Gather together your friends who have been deserted all football season and have an Anti Super Bowl Party. While the guys are having beer and pizza, serve your friends more sophisticated fare like fancy frozen drinks and crab puffs or mini quiche.

2. Get together with a friend for a spa weekend.

3. Stay home and hold the TV remote ALL evening long!

4. Have a mani/pedi party complete with lotions, nail polish and stick-on decals. Order take-out from your favorite gourmet shop for you and your friends.

5. Rent a season of Sex in the City or Desperate Housewives or some chick flicks and invite some friends over to watch in peace and quiet.

6. Get out that carton of photographs and put them in albums.

7. Finish the baby book you started for your second child in 1977.

8. Clean out your junk drawer.

9. Go through the digital photographs on your computer and rename them something besides DM004102.

10. Teach yourself to knit.

11. Go through your makeup case and throw out everything from the 1990’s.

12. Clean out your husband’s closet and dispose of his leisure suit, the t-shirts with the grease spots on them and the flannel shirts with the frayed collars. Quick, before he gets back from his Super Bowl party!

13. Write in your new 2014 journal. You’re only behind a month – you can still catch up!

14. Teach yourself to crochet and start a new project.

15. Find your old classmates on Facebook and send them friend requests.

16. Google your old boyfriend and stalk him a little.

17. Follow a simple tutorial on drawing or painting and unleash your hidden artist.

18. If Hubby is off with the guys to watch the super bowl, get a couple of chick flicks and settle in for a cozy evening with a box of tissues, a pint of Ben and Jerry's and a bag of chips.

19. Teach yourself to fold a T-shirt perfectly every time. You'll be the new Martha Stewart of the book club!

20. Host a tea party. In honor of “Anti Super Bowl Day." be sure to dress up a little and play soft jazz or classical music in the background. Serve dainty crustless sandwiches, fancy cookies and tiny nibbles with a variety of flavored teas.

21. Have a game night for non-football fans. Play some great group games like Apples to Apples or Trivial Pursuit. Play Scrabble or try Bananagrams, a faster moving word game for 2-6 players.

22. Watch the Puppy Bowl.

23. Make a handmade Valentine for your sweetheart.

24. Download some new apps or ebooks on your Kindle or Nook, and spend the evening reading or playing games .

25. Update your blog with pictures of your Anti Super Bowl party.

Bonus: Tweet this article and all your ideas for Anti Super Bowl Day to all your Twitter friends!

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There Is Life On Super Bowl Sunday for Football Haters

So cheer up. There is life during Super Bowl Sunday for those of us who hate football. Choose something fun from this list. Get together with your non-sports fan friends and do something fun, or spend a wonderfully quiet evening at home. What ever you do, short of going to the dentist, it will be more fun than watching the Super Bowl!

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      ElleBee 2 years ago

      I went and did some grocery/household shopping at CVS and the supermarket. It was great, no lines!!

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      donotfear 2 years ago from The Boondocks

      HA, getting some comments here.

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      Stephanie Henkel 2 years ago from USA

      Thanks for stopping in to read and comment, Bobbi! Hope you find some good suggestions for things to do instread of watching the Super Bowl. This year I'm learning to knit socks... :)

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      Stephanie Henkel 2 years ago from USA

      Thanks so much for sharing this hub on Super Bowl Sunday, Daisy! :)

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      Daisy Mariposa 2 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      Stephanie,

      I returned to read your Hub another time, This is the perfect day on which to share it.

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      PurvisBobbi44 2 years ago from Florida

      Hi,

      I like watching the players run, but I think as far as football goes they should give each team a football and call it a day and then they would nothing to fight about.

      My mother loved football---the guys in the neighborhood would come over to watch with her. I could not sit still long enough to understand the game--it was boring to me.

      Until later,

      Bobbi Purvis

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      Stephanie Henkel 2 years ago from USA

      tillsontitan - The Super Bowl is only the culmination of months of football at our house. I admit that I use these ideas way before the big bowl games just to maintain my sanity! Thanks for your kind comments!

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      Mary Craig 2 years ago from New York

      This needs to be dusted off and brought out every year at Super Bowl time. Your ideas are superb.

      Fortunately my husband doesn't care for football but will watch the Super Bowl, partially. He's a terrible channel changer!

      I don't care what "down" it is, I just can't get it.

      Voted up, useful, awesome, and interesting.

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      Paula 2 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Amen, Stephanie.......Much more fun to "take a stand" than to sit in the stands with no clue what's going on!!! LOL

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      Stephanie Henkel 2 years ago from USA

      Vellur - Thanks for stopping in to read and comment on my hub!

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      Stephanie Henkel 2 years ago from USA

      fpher48 - You are a great Mom to fake your way through all those football games! :) Living in a house with 4 football fans, I know where you're coming from! Sometimes it's easier to join 'em than fight it! But now that the boys are grown, I'm ready to do some fun things while the guys are watching their games...time for Mama to take a stand!

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      Nithya Venkat 2 years ago from Dubai

      Great suggestions, love them all!

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      Paula 2 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Stephanie.....I must admit to being a football dud. It's that I don't understand the game, never took the time to learn it and no one has ever had the patience to explain it to me (because I guess I ask too many questions!) LOL

      Yes, I am duly ashamed of myself to be a Mom of 4 sons who all played football......while I sat in the stands, faking my way through the game!!

      In my defense however.....I DO love all other sports...baseball, basketball, soccer, La Cross, ...My boys played just about every sport there is. I feel like a retired cheerleader!!! LOL Up+++

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      Stephanie Henkel 2 years ago from USA

      Sunshine625 - Looks like you're not in the "I hate football" camp, Sunshine. :) To each her own!

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      Linda Bilyeu 2 years ago from Orlando, FL

      But...the commercials and cheerleaders make the games entertaining :)

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      Stephanie Henkel 3 years ago from USA

      Hi Kathryn Stratford - Thanks for reading and commenting on my article, and thanks for adding a link to your article. Send me a link when you're finished and I will link back. :)

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      This is perfect! I am currently working on an article that has to do with an alternative to watching the Super Bowl, and I would like to add a link to this, if you don't mind.

      I love all of your ideas for celebrating this day apart from football.

      Thanks for sharing this with us.

      Voted up and shared!

      Have a great day.

      ~ Kathryn

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      Stephanie Henkel 3 years ago from USA

      Heather Says - You're lucky that you and your hubby are so like-minded when it comes to sports! Hubbing and baking sounds like a great way to spend Super Bowl Sunday!

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      Stephanie Henkel 3 years ago from USA

      Hi Sunshine! Sounds like you'll be watching the Super Bowl! :)

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      Heather Rode 3 years ago from Buckeye, Arizona

      I also HATE football. I'm so lucky that my husband isn't really into sports either-- probably part of why I like him so much! Game days or Super Bowl Sundays are just any other day for us. He'll probably working and I'll be baking/Hubbing. I love number 7 though because my mom still hasn't finished my baby album either ;)

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      Linda Bilyeu 3 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Go Broncos!!! :)

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      Stephanie Henkel 3 years ago from USA

      Hey Bob - Oh, I've learned to live with the Super Bowl...to each his own! :) Even if you hate football, you can't help but absorb some of the Super Bowl buzz and bustle. I wouldn't dream of commenting on cricket...sad to say, I don't even know what that really is. :)

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      diogenes 3 years ago from UK and Mexico

      We get the Super Bowl in the UK. I lived in the USA for some years and got to love Gridiron (Go, Steelers!). I never miss it here although our BBC coverage or whoever is sadly lacking...it's like Americans trying to comment on cricket, you have to be born in the UK or the States to truly have national games in your blood.

      So, hey! If you don't like the Super Bowl Cousins...you ain't half alive!!!

      Bob

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      Stephanie Henkel 3 years ago from USA

      Keith Jackson - Well, it sounds like you are a football fan. Sorry your team won't be participating! Perhaps you'll decide to do something else on Super Bowl Sunday? :) LOL, just kidding. I know that football fans wouldn't miss it.

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      Keith Jackson 3 years ago

      Well, this year, the 2014 Super Bowl is at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey(home to the NFL's New York Giants & New York Jets)this is Super Bowl 48 in February 2014(I'm from Chicago, BTW! My Bears Aren't in it)and Bruno Mars will do the halftime entertainment!

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      Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

      MizBejabbers - LOL, that's one I hadn't thought of! Yes, it is hard to explain to diehard football fans that the whole world doesn't revolve around football. Thanks for stopping in to read and comment. Hope you found something fun to do during the Super Bowl.

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      MizBejabbers 4 years ago

      No. 26. Get a root canal. Thank goodness my household doesn't like football, but it is hard to explain to diehard fans at the office that we won't be watching the Big Game. Voted you up and useful.

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      Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

      Nancynurse - Glad you enjoyed my article and found some fun things to do instead of watching football. Thanks for commenting!

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      Nancy McClintock 4 years ago from Southeast USA

      Great ideas and funny too,

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      Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

      Donotfear - I see that your locattion is the "boondocks"....one of my favorite places! :) I agree - the shouting of the crowd and the announcers is most obnoxious! But there are plenty of people who seem to love it. Glad you enjoyed my hub!

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      Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

      Mitowrite - I'm afraid I couldn't get away from the big game on Sunday...I could still hear the shouting from my study! Haven't seen the commercials, yet...hope you enjoyed them with your wings! Thanks for stopping in to comment.

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      mitowrite 4 years ago from Austin, Texas,USA

      Best article I've read in ages. I hate football too! Though I wouldn't say no to dating a football player...

      Hmmm, what did I do on Super Bowl Sunday? 1. Completely forgot that the Super Bowl was happening, until I thought about it for 2 minutes and my sister finally reminded me.

      2. Said, "Oh yeah, and continued on with whatever I was doing. I don't remember what it was, but it was better than watching football.

      3. Now I want to eat some wings and watch Super Bowl commercials...That's the whole reason to watch nowadays right?

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      donotfear 4 years ago from The Boondocks

      I guess I'm in your boat...I don't like any sports! Except maybe rodeos or figure skating. I just can't deal with the constant yelling of the crowd. Different strokes for different folks. Great read here!

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      Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

      Random Thoughts - Glad you enjoyed my article on the alternatives to watching the Super Bowl. I didn't watch it or the commercials...sounds like I didn't miss much! :) Thanks for stopping by to read and comment!

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      RandomThoughts... 4 years ago from Washington

      Funny, fabulous and I relate...Thanks for the hub. How refreshing to hear others with the same feelings....I like the alternate ideas also. I worked on a paper for school during a super bowl party...and I watched some of the commercials for rating purposes and to see how sexist, racist or down right disgusting they are! Some are funny too!!

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      Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

      Jenincognito - Now it sounds like you've discovered the perfect way to deal with the football game. Keep hubby company, but keep playing on your computer! :) The picture is of my grandson when he was a toddler and just beginning to love football...they started young in my family! Thanks for your comments and up votes!

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      Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

      Teaches12345 - It's pretty hard to avoid the Super Bowl when everyone around you is watching it. Sometimes your best option is to sit back and enjoy the food and the company! Glad you enjoyed my hub! Thanks for stopping in to read and comment!

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      JenIncognito 4 years ago

      This was great. Not a huge Super Bowl fan but hubby is so I sat next to him on the couch and was on my computer for the whole game. He was just happy I was next to him and I was happy I didn't have to watch it. Great idea for a hub and love the picture at the top! Voted up and funny!

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      I love #2 and #4 best. I can't think of anything more enjoyable on this day; however, I did watch it. I did what you suggested - enjoyed the food! Great post.

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      Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

      ElleBee - It sounds like you've discovered a perfect alternative to watching the Super Bowl! Hope you had a great time! Thanks for stopping in to read and comment!

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      ElleBee 4 years ago

      I don't know if I'd say I "hate" football persay... but I am definitely not the biggest fan, especially of NFL ball (I prefer college football, and even that is the occasional game 2-3 times a season). I spend my Super Bowl Sundays at the Silver Chord Bowl at Smith College in Northampton, MA! The Silver Chord Bowl features college Acapella groups from around New England, and is always really fun! I highly recommend it for anyone whose in WMass on Super Bowl Sunday.

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      Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

      faythef - t I think that many of us can relate to the fact that not everyone enjoys watching football games! Thanks for stopping in to read and comment!

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      Faythe F. 4 years ago from USA

      I can relate

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      Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

      Adrienne2 - I'm glad you enjoyed it! You must have been reading it during the big game! :) Thanks for stopping in to read and comment!

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      Adrienne F Manson 4 years ago from Atlanta

      HA! What a great hub. The title totally caught my attention. You have really put together a very creative list of ideals of things to do best watch the Super Bowl game. I really like the teach yourself to knit. Great article voted funny.

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      Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

      Donnah75 - How lucky you are to have a mate who shares your disinterest in football. I'm sure you'll find something mutually interesting to do during the Super Bowl this weekend! Thanks for stopping in to comment! Have a great weekend!

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      Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

      Hi Jeannie, Wow, it must be intense living in Baltimore this weekend...especially if you aren't a football fan! I've spent the evening on various other projects, but I can still hear the shouting from the living room! It will be over soon! Have a great evening and thanks so much for sharing! :)

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      Donna Hilbrandt 4 years ago from Upstate New York

      I am spending my afternoon and evening working on writing. I just published a new hub. Then I thought, "was that bad timing?" "Isn't everyone watching the big game?" Although, I will admit that I don't even know what time the game is on. My husband, who is European, isn't interested in American football either (thank God!). In fact, in our house, football is soccer. American football cannot in any way shape or form be referred to as football. According to my hubby, it is more like rugby. LOL! I am just happy I married a man who doesn't drag me to watch this sport which I don't understand, and don't want to understand. We are a match made in heaven in this regard :) Great hub!

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      Jeannie InABottle 4 years ago from Baltimore, MD

      Hi Stephanie, the time has come to share your Super Bowl hub again! This year, the Super Bowl has been especially painful for me. I live in Baltimore and the Ravens are playing tonight. The Baltimore Ravens fans are absolutely psycho in this area and I will be ever so grateful when the torture is over. Boo to Purple Fridays! I will be sharing your hub again this time around. ;-)

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      Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

      pstrauble48 - Since football season sometimes seems endless, I'm sure you'll have the opportunity to try out several of these ideas! :) Glad you enjoyed the hub!. Thanks for visiting and for your comments!

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      Patricia Scott 4 years ago from sunny Florida

      I am with you, Stephanie. What a great list of suggestions... and even if I don't use them on Super Bowl Sunday I can keep them tucked away to use for some other sporting event I may find equally unstimulating... Love this...

      Sending you Angels this evening...:) ps

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      Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

      Sunshine - So I guess that means you'll be watching the Super Bowl? :) I'm sure I'll hear a few "Woots" coming from our living room while I'm cozily hidden away in my studio working on my latest painting (or drinking a glass of wine while reading a new book). But thanks for reading and sharing!

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      Linda Bilyeu 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

      The Super Bowl is almost here! Are you ready for Beyonce's halftime show? I am! Finally a performance by someone who is not a member of AARP! Woot! GO FALCONS!

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      Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

      Mary615 - Oh, the things we do to please our loved ones! :) But now that you've got him, you can go on to have a nice wine and cheese party with your non-football friends.

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      Mary Hyatt 4 years ago from Florida

      I used to pretend to like football when I was trying to snare my husband, but I think he know I was trying to fool him, cause I knew nothing about the game. I hate football. I would rather do anything than watch football!

      I voted this UP, etc.

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      Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

      Nell Rose - What could be more fun than stalking an old boyfriend on FaceBook? :) Glad you enjoyed the hub, Nell. Thanks so much for you comments!

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      Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

      Love this! we don't get the Super Bowl but we get our Football which is similar and it drives me mad! I like number 16 by the way! what a fun hub! nell

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      Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

      DanaTeresa - I can take football in small doses, but around our house, it can get overhwelming. You do have a point about all the good snacks served at the Super Bowl parties, though...maybe we can get the snacks to go? Thanks for your comments!

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      Cute Hub! Great ideas! I don't mind watching a little football here and there. But I am nowhere near how a lot of my friends are!

      I DO love the Super Bowl though. It is an excuse to sit around with friends and eat an embarassing amount of nachos and chicken wings. I will watch the game if it is goo, I rarely watch halftime because lately it has been awful, I used to live the commercials but lately they have been lousy too.... Hmmm. Maybe I will turn into a NON watcher!!

      Thanks for a fun hub! :)

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      Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

      Keith Jackson - Football does seem to be a great American pastime, especially for men. However there are many who are not quite as enthusiastic as you...to each his or her own! Thanks for stopping in to comment!

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      Keith Jackson 4 years ago

      You think football(and the Super Bowl)is a gladiatorial sportt and diversion from real issues? I like the game myself and been watching it since I was a kid back in the 1970s

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      Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

      Meegs supergirl - I'm proud of you! LOL!

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      meegs supergirl 4 years ago

      And i did not think once about the football Teeeheeehee :))

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      Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

      meegs supergirl - A girl after my own heart! I'll bet you had a great weekend!

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      meegs supergirl 4 years ago

      I had a bit of a giggle at this hub... on facebook someone sent me a picture of Julie Andrews dancing through the fields with big writing saying: This is me... not giving a **** about the football! We just had our grand final here in Australia, and what did I do? (Our grand final is the same as your superbowl) Went away for the weekend on a holiday, and no I did not watch the football!! :))))

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      Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

      Pinkchic18 - Yes, now that football season is in full swing, I'm often looking for things to do on Sundays, Saturdays, Mondays... Time to get out the knitting!

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      Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

      Cogerson - Yes, I hate to break it to you, but there really are people out there who don't enjoy watching football. :) Thanks for the share, even though you are still confused... LOL

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      Sarah Carlsley 4 years ago from Minnesota

      Great ideas!! I would seriously tackle any of these other things than watch football (any sunday, not just super bowl!) lol

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      Cogerson 4 years ago from Virginia

      An interesting hub....although I must admit I do not really understand....are their really people out there that do not like watching football.....lol. I shared this link on Facebook and Twitter....voted up and interesting....even though it confuses me.

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      Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

      Jennzie - The Puppy Bowl sounds like fun! Amazingly, there is life other than the Super Bowl on Super Bowl Sunday! :)

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      jennzie 4 years ago from Lower Bucks County, PA

      I'm also not a football fan. Instead, I watch the 'Puppy Bowl' on Animal Planet- it comes on once a year on the same day as the Superbowl. The puppies are always so adorable!

      You listed many other great ideas as well. Voted up!

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      Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

      Remaniki - I'm glad you enjoyed my article about 25 things to do instead of watching football! Those who love the game will never understand us, I'm sure! :) Thanks so much for the read and for your comments...and for the share!

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      Rema T V 4 years ago from Chennai, India

      Hi Stephanie,

      Awesome. I am with you in this. I too dislike spending hours in front of the TV watching a game be it football or cricket or any other game for that matter. Interesting read. Thank you. Sharing it and tweeting it too.

      Cheers, Rema.

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      Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

      Keith Jackson - In a family of 4 men, it was impossible to avoid watching some football. That didn't mean I liked it... :)

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      Keith Jackson 4 years ago

      Are you sure you never watched football in your life?

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      Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

      GiancarioLorenzo - Hmmm...I'm not so sure that's a complement... :)

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      Ray Williams 4 years ago from Little Rock, Arkansas

      Man y'all ain't right.

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      Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

      Talfonso - A lovely dinner at a fine restaurant sounds like the perfect alternative to watching the Super Bowl! Great idea!

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      talfonso 4 years ago from Tampa Bay, FL

      I was born and raised in North Jersey and now living in the Tampa Bay area. Unless the Super Bowl involves either the Jets, Giants, Jaguars, Dolphins, or the Bucs playing, I'd probably do something more worthwhile than watch it. Because I live in near Tampa (and have a lot of money thanks to a at-home biz), maybe a nice dinner at Victoria and Albert's at the Grand Floridian or a Character dinner at Chef Mickey's at the Contemporary would be a good alternative.

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      Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

      Andyglean - Thanks for passing on these suggestions! You'll probably be very happy to have her do something else while you enjoy the game! :) Watch out she doesn't take the remote with her...

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      Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

      Janine Huldie - You did give it your best shot! :) I usually send hubby into another room to watch the game because he has a habit of shouting out advice to the players, the coach and the refs...that bugs me more than the football! Thanks for your great comments and for the tweets and shares!

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      Janine Huldie 4 years ago from New York, New York

      My husband always jokes that I watched football with him up until I got the ring on my finger, lol!! Seriously, I tried, but just could not get into it and now I find just about anything I could do on my Sundays and Mondays better than watching football. That said I loved your list and have tweeted, shared and voted up too!!

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      Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

      Sunshine625 and Jeolmoz2 - Thanks! :)

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      Julio E Olmo Sr 4 years ago from Florida, USA

      hahaha Like

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      Linda Bilyeu 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

      That's a fabulous idea! :)

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      Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

      Hi Sunshine625! Maybe Tweeting should be #26 on my list! :)

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      Linda Bilyeu 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Football is here. I think we have a new toy to keep us occupied. Keep on shining and tweeting! :)

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      Stephanie Henkel 5 years ago from USA

      Wesman Todd Shaw - I've learned a little about football through osmosis living in a household with hubby and 3 sons who love the game, but can't say that I've ever cared about it that much, and I never know who's playing or if the person they're talking about is a football player, a coach or a golfer! Now Elvis...that's another story!

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      Wesman Todd Shaw 5 years ago from Kaufman, Texas

      Oh believe it or not....I totally dislike football!!!

      I've been annoyed to high heaven my entire life by the expectations of folks who've thought that I should love football like they do.

      "No, I have no idea if the Cowboys will win this week! I don't even know if they're playing!" - my standard answer to everyone's standard question just following,

      "how ya doin'?"

      I thought for a long time it was some sort of thing that....people trying to be Mr. Macho just loved...but then I met some gay dudes that LOVED football...and then realized that tons of women love it too.

      Me...not so much....at. all.

      I love me some Major League Baseball though - about like Elvis loved pb and fried nanner sammiches!

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      Stephanie Henkel 5 years ago from USA

      Diogenes - From what I hear it was a great game, so I'm glad that Madonna didn't ruin the Super Bowl for you. I enjoyed playing on my computer and reading a new book on my Kindle! :)

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      Stephanie Henkel 5 years ago from USA

      BakingBread-101 - Maybe it's more fun if you play, but getting a broken nose and getting knocked out isn't exactly my cup of tea! Well, maybe 33 years ago... I'll bet the casinos were having some wild parties on Super Bowl Sunday! But at least you got paid for going! :) Thanks for stopping by to share your football experiences.

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      diogenes 5 years ago

      Great game not quite ruined by the awful Madonna!

      Bob

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      BakingBread-101 5 years ago from Nevada

      Well, I played football on a coed 2-handed touch team. We didn't have refs that first year. It was more like tackle and some of us girls would jump on the guys backs to slow them down. My team went from last to first place, but one girl got her nose broken and I got knocked out. My career was cut short . . . haven't played since then -- but who knows? It's only been 33 years.

      I did not go to an actual Super Bowl Party. I went grocery shopping. Then I played Chutes & Ladders and had a party with my 5 y.o. for the rest of the afternoon before I had to go to work. At a casino. Talk about a party!

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      Stephanie Henkel 5 years ago from USA

      jenniferg78 - Hahaha... It sounds like you should have had an anti Super Bowl party! Do plan one for next year, and have a great time! Thanks for stopping in to comment!

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      jenniferg78 5 years ago from Philadelphia, PA

      I should have had an anti Super bowl Party!! To bad I only discovered this now. There is always next year....I have a lot of football games until then so that should give me plenty of time to plan ;)

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      Stephanie Henkel 5 years ago from USA

      Natashalh - Hahah...It does seem that weekends and Monday nights during football season are dominated by the sport in some homes. I'm always glad for a few months reprieve after the Super Bowl and before the pre-season games in the fall. Thanks for your comments!

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      Natasha 5 years ago from Hawaii

      Oh my gooddness, you are my new hero! I hate how people let football rule their lives. During football season, I sometimes feel like I have no friends because they all "have" to "watch the game." Football fans seem to let the sport dominate their lives more than other sports fans.

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      Stephanie Henkel 5 years ago from USA

      Jeannieinabottle - Hooray! No woman like to compete with a televised football game for attention from friends, male or female! The trouble is that football season seems to last longer and start earlier every year! Thanks for stopping in ... enjoy your evening!

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      Jeannie InABottle 5 years ago from Baltimore, MD

      I have to agree with you on this. I cannot stand football or football season. I am so relieved it is finally almost over. I will no longer be ignored by my male friends (and half my female friends!)... I might actually have dates again Sundays once football is over. Hooray!

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      Stephanie Henkel 5 years ago from USA

      CZCZCZ - There are always so many things to do, but I'm afraid the rain today will limit me to indoor activities. Thanks for stopping in to comment!