27 January 2022

Here’s Why You Should be Excited for the Super Bowl

With the NFL regular season coming to a thrilling close, the playoffs are officially here as we head down the road to the Super Bowl. An expansion saw this year’s regular season schedule increase to 17 games per team, making for one of the most electrifying seasons in recent years. After all was said and done, we had our 14 teams ready to battle it out for a chance at greatness in the Super Bowl. It was the Green Bay Packers in the NFC and the Tennessee Titans in the AFC who received byes to the divisional rounds as No. 1 seeds. With a record of 13-4, likely MVP Aaron Rodgers has led the Packers on an incredible run so far but it all ended with the 49ers. Now, as current favourites, the Buffalo Bills have a +350 odds to win the Lombardi Trophy this year.

One of the best things about Super Bowl Sunday is of course the festivities that surround it. However, if you’re one of the millions of Americans who will be throwing a Super Bowl party with their friends and family this year, it can be pretty stressful. If you’re not throwing a party, looking for a venue to watch the big game can be just as stressful. As one of the biggest events on the sporting calendar, you may need some help along the way. Here is our guide on how to prepare yourself for the Game of Games.

Don’t skimp out on the snacks

For those of you who are planning on throwing a Super Bowl party for the ages, one of the most important variables is the food. If you want a first-string party then you can’t prepare your injury-reserve snacks. Leave yourself plenty of time to plan your meals and snacks so you’re not serving gas station hot dogs on game day. You also want variety. Sure, nachos and queso, ribs, brisket sandwiches are all great, but you are bound to have a few sweet tooths in attendance. Don’t be shy to splurge on pies, sundaes or cakes to treat yourself for dessert. You also want to get yourself some good beer, because what pairs better with football more than ice cold beer? If you need a helping hand then good housekeeping have provided a list of some of the best food to prepare for Super Bowl Sunday.

Give your guests the best viewing experience

If you’re watching the game at home and you have welcomed 10-15 people in to watch along with you, the last thing you want is your TV crapping out. Don’t be shy to go all out with your TV, after all, you can’t throw an awesome party if you can’t see the game!

Research your venues

For those of you who are not throwing a party and instead are heading out to watch the game, make sure you investigate where is best for you. Sure, your local pub is easy and comfortable, but what is it the best come game day? A 28” TV behind the bar and a bowl of peanuts may cut it in the regular season, but it just doesn’t scream ‘Super Bowl’. If you want to find the venue that best suits your need then shop around before you settle. The last thing you want is to pay for your cover charge or ticket only to find that there is a better one down the street.

Leave yourself time

As mentioned previously, Super Bowl Sunday is one of the most anticipated events on the sporting calendar and as such, millions of us want to get out to watch and party. Rather than leaving yourself picking up the scraps of venues with limited availability left, get ahead of the pack and try to book in advance. If you leave it too late everywhere will be at capacity before you have the chance to think about tailgate hot dogs and buffalo wings.

Don’t neglect the prop bets

Nothing keeps the Super Bowl exciting like prop bets. With a record number of American’s placing wagers on the NFL this year. You can of course bet on the eventual winner, totals, spreads and player props but what is the most fun about betting on the Super Bowl is the novelty bets that come with it. In recent years bettors have been able to wager on who the winning coach will thank first, buzzwords that will be mentioned by the commentary team and even the colour of the Gatorade bath after the game. It is sure to keep you entertained through all four hours of the broadcast.

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