The time of year is January, and the NFL playoffs are upon us. On Saturday, January 15th, the NFL playoffs begin with Wildcard matchups that end on Monday, January 17th, and before you know it, Super Bowl LVI will be here.
This year, the Super Bowl takes place in Los Angeles, CA, at SoFi Stadium on Sunday, February 13th. There’s still plenty of time to plan for the big game while we wait to see how the NFL playoffs will shake out. Below, we highlight a few of the best things you can do to make the most of Super Bowl LVI.
Attend a Super Bowl Party…Safely
The past two years haven’t been easy as the surging coronavirus just doesn’t seem like it will go away. The good news is most of the nation has learned to navigate these uncertain times, and experts have helped define health and safety measures that can help folks host safe gatherings, big or small.
There’s arguably no better way to watch the largest sporting event of the year than with your friends and family at a Super Bowl party. This year might feel extra special for some if they weren’t able to attend a party last year due to the pandemic.
Super Bowl parties are a great way to socialize, even if you’re not a big fan of the NFL. It brings folks together, and who knows, you may even witness Super Bowl history as well.
Enjoy Your Favorite Recipes of Beverages
Of course, a crucial part of any Super Bowl Party is the food and beverage spread. Make the most out of this year’s Super Bowl by enjoying some of your favorite foods and Super Bowl Party classics such as chicken wings, buffalo chicken dip, queso dip, and more.
If you’re up for it, the New York Times has an excellent list of classic dishes that you can try to make for your party this year.
Fair warning, the Super Bowl is longer than a normal NFL game due to the pregame ceremonies, halftime show, and more. Thus, be sure to pace yourself when it comes to eating and drinking so that you don’t ruin your Super Bowl experience by feeling sick.
Bet on Super Bowl LVI
If you really want to spice up your Super Bowl experience, you can place one or more sports wagers on the game. Sports betting adds another layer of excitement to your viewing experience because the chances of profiting from the game will have you following each and every play closely.
Sportsbooks such as Caesars Sportsbook NY, DraftKings, FanDuel, and others offer a variety of bet types for the Super Bowl, including the outcome of the coin toss, the winner or loser, total points scored, and much more.
You don’t have to wait until Super Bowl Sunday to place a bet, either. All major sportsbooks constantly update their odds for who they think will win it all. Per CBS Sports, many sportsbooks have the Green Bay Packers as the favorites, followed closely by the Kansas City Chiefs.
Try enhancing your Super Bowl experience by placing a bet, big or small, and who knows, you may win big.
Follow the Trends on Social Media
Social media may not be for everyone. However, if you are an avid user of Twitter or Instagram, you may get added enjoyment from Super Bowl Sunday by staying on top of the live tweets and news during the game.
Certain social media accounts are known for finding humor in every situation, and no celebrity or sport is off-limits. Be sure to follow social media to see if there are any real-time memes made during the game or the halftime show.
Additionally, social media is a great place to revisit a big play via instant replay or to learn more about a certain commercial that aired. Keep your phone handy if you’re interested in staying top of the live trends as Super Bowl Sunday unfolds on your TV.
Kick Back, and Relax
Arguably one of the simplest things you can do to make the most out of your Super Bowl Sunday is simply just sitting back, relaxing, and enjoying the full day of entertainment.
The Super Bowl is a cultural event that merges sports, entertainment, media, etc. Even if you aren’t a massive sports fan, you might be able to find enjoyment in other things such as the funny Super Bowl commercials, the halftime show, or celebrity sightings on TV.
Whether you’re attending a Super Bowl party or not, take time to soak everything in and safely enjoy the day’s festivities.
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