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

I Love the Football Players, But I Hate Football!

They start with football young in our family.

They start with football young in our family.

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 2017 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!

Take a Poll - What will you do on Super Bowl Sunday

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!


ElleBee on February 02, 2015:

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

Annette Thomas from United States on February 01, 2015:

HA, getting some comments here.

Stephanie Henkel (author) from USA on February 01, 2015:

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... :)

Stephanie Henkel (author) from USA on February 01, 2015:

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

Daisy Mariposa from Orange County (Southern California) on February 01, 2015:


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

Barbara Purvis Hunter from Florida on January 30, 2015:


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

Stephanie Henkel (author) from USA on October 18, 2014:

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!

Mary Craig from New York on October 18, 2014:

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.

Suzie from Carson City on October 18, 2014:

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

Stephanie Henkel (author) from USA on October 17, 2014:

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

Stephanie Henkel (author) from USA on October 17, 2014:

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!

Nithya Venkat from Dubai on October 17, 2014:

Great suggestions, love them all!

Suzie from Carson City on October 17, 2014:

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+++

Stephanie Henkel (author) from USA on October 17, 2014:

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

Linda Bilyeu from Orlando, FL on October 17, 2014:

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

Stephanie Henkel (author) from USA on January 26, 2014:

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. :)

Kathryn from Windsor, Connecticut on January 26, 2014:

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

Stephanie Henkel (author) from USA on January 25, 2014:

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!

Stephanie Henkel (author) from USA on January 25, 2014:

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

Heather from Arizona on January 25, 2014:

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 ;)

Linda Bilyeu from Orlando, FL on January 25, 2014:

Go Broncos!!! :)

Stephanie Henkel (author) from USA on January 06, 2014:

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. :)

diogenes from UK and Mexico on January 06, 2014:

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!!!


Stephanie Henkel (author) from USA on January 05, 2014:

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.

Keith Jackson on January 05, 2014:

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!

Stephanie Henkel (author) from USA on May 14, 2013:

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.

Doris James MizBejabbers from Beautiful South on May 14, 2013:

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.

Stephanie Henkel (author) from USA on February 19, 2013:

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

Nancy McClintock from Southeast USA on February 18, 2013:

Great ideas and funny too,

Stephanie Henkel (author) from USA on February 05, 2013:

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!

Stephanie Henkel (author) from USA on February 05, 2013:

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.

mitowrite from Austin, Texas,USA on February 05, 2013:

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?

Annette Thomas from United States on February 05, 2013:

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!

Stephanie Henkel (author) from USA on February 05, 2013:

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!

RandomThoughts... from Washington on February 04, 2013:

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!!

Stephanie Henkel (author) from USA on February 04, 2013:

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!

Stephanie Henkel (author) from USA on February 04, 2013:

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!

JenIncognito on February 04, 2013:

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!

Dianna Mendez on February 04, 2013:

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.

Stephanie Henkel (author) from USA on February 04, 2013:

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!

ElleBee on February 04, 2013:

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.

Stephanie Henkel (author) from USA on February 03, 2013:

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!

Faythe Payne from USA on February 03, 2013:

I can relate

Stephanie Henkel (author) from USA on February 03, 2013:

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!

Fierce Manson from Atlanta on February 03, 2013:

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.

Stephanie Henkel (author) from USA on February 03, 2013:

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!

Stephanie Henkel (author) from USA on February 03, 2013:

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! :)

Donna Hilbrandt from Upstate New York on February 03, 2013:

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!

Jeannie Marie from Baltimore, MD on February 03, 2013:

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. ;-)

Stephanie Henkel (author) from USA on January 26, 2013:

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!

Patricia Scott from North Central Florida on January 26, 2013:

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

Stephanie Henkel (author) from USA on January 13, 2013:

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!

Linda Bilyeu from Orlando, FL on January 13, 2013:

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!

Stephanie Henkel (author) from USA on January 10, 2013:

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.

Mary Hyatt from Florida on January 09, 2013:

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.

Stephanie Henkel (author) from USA on January 08, 2013:

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!

Nell Rose from England on January 08, 2013:

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

Stephanie Henkel (author) from USA on January 07, 2013:

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!

Dana Strang from Ohio on January 07, 2013:

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! :)

Stephanie Henkel (author) from USA on October 09, 2012:

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!

Keith Jackson on October 08, 2012:

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

Stephanie Henkel (author) from USA on October 01, 2012:

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

meegs supergirl on October 01, 2012:

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

Stephanie Henkel (author) from USA on October 01, 2012:

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

meegs supergirl on October 01, 2012:

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!! :))))

Stephanie Henkel (author) from USA on September 10, 2012:

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!

Stephanie Henkel (author) from USA on September 10, 2012:

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

Sarah Carlsley from Minnesota on September 10, 2012:

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

UltimateMovieRankings from Virginia on September 10, 2012:

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.

Stephanie Henkel (author) from USA on September 07, 2012:

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

Jenn from Pennsylvania on September 07, 2012:

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!

Stephanie Henkel (author) from USA on September 07, 2012:

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!

Rema T V from Chennai, India on September 07, 2012:

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.

Stephanie Henkel (author) from USA on September 05, 2012:

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

Keith Jackson on September 05, 2012:

Are you sure you never watched football in your life?

Stephanie Henkel (author) from USA on August 29, 2012:

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

Ray Williams from Little Rock, Arkansas on August 29, 2012:

Man y'all ain't right.

Stephanie Henkel (author) from USA on August 29, 2012:

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

talfonso from Tampa Bay, FL on August 29, 2012:

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.

Stephanie Henkel (author) from USA on August 21, 2012:

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...

Stephanie Henkel (author) from USA on August 20, 2012:

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!

Janine Huldie from New York, New York on August 20, 2012:

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!!

Stephanie Henkel (author) from USA on August 20, 2012:

Sunshine625 and Jeolmoz2 - Thanks! :)

Julio E Olmo Sr from Florida, USA on August 20, 2012:

hahaha Like

Linda Bilyeu from Orlando, FL on August 20, 2012:

That's a fabulous idea! :)

Stephanie Henkel (author) from USA on August 20, 2012:

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

Linda Bilyeu from Orlando, FL on August 20, 2012:

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

Stephanie Henkel (author) from USA on February 27, 2012:

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!

Wesman Todd Shaw from Kaufman, Texas on February 27, 2012:

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!

Stephanie Henkel (author) from USA on February 07, 2012:

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! :)

Stephanie Henkel (author) from USA on February 07, 2012:

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.

diogenes on February 07, 2012:

Great game not quite ruined by the awful Madonna!


BakingBread-101 from Nevada on February 07, 2012:

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!

Stephanie Henkel (author) from USA on February 07, 2012:

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!

jenniferg78 from Philadelphia, PA on February 07, 2012:

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 ;)

Stephanie Henkel (author) from USA on February 06, 2012:

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!

Natasha from Hawaii on February 06, 2012:

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.

Stephanie Henkel (author) from USA on February 05, 2012:

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!

Jeannie Marie from Baltimore, MD on February 05, 2012:

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!

Stephanie Henkel (author) from USA on February 05, 2012:

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!

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