Super Bowl parties – they’re great…aren’t they? Getting together with friends or relatives for the big game can be lots of fun and leave us with cherished memories. However, most of us have been to at least one Super Bowl party where we were hoping a certain guest would get thrown out the window because of their loud and obnoxious behavior.
Before you go TOO enthusiastically to a bar or someone’s home for the big game, here’s some tips you might want to go over (OR SHOW TO SOMEONE ELSE) so you can all have a great time!
How NOT To Act At A Super Bowl Party…
1. Don’t Be A Mr. Know-It-All. We don’t care about every play that could have been called or every players stats for the last 10-ten-years. Leave that stuff for Monday morning quarterbacking.
2. Don’t stare at someone else’s wife, husband, boyfriend or girlfriend throughout the entire game. Especially your bosses. Save that crap for Match.com. Single people are fair game and actually might be interested. Or maybe they aren’t.
3. Bring Something. Don’t show how cheap you really are all year. A few bags of chips, some cocktail franks, peanuts or pizza AND LOTS OF BEER shows you appreciate your host.
4. Don’t Be A Lush. Getting drunk by the end of the 1st quarter will only make you more annoying by halftime.
5. Saying to the party’s host, things like: “Your team sucks!” and “You don’t know shit about football!” is just rude and arrogant behavior.
6. Stop telling everyone that you could have gone to the game if you wanted to. That’s just bullshit and everyone knows it. If you could have…you would have.
7. Don’t wear your cities opposing teams jersey to the party. Someone is sure to take that personally.
8. Don’t tell everyone that you already saw previews to all the Super Bowl commercials and tell them what happens before they see it themselves. Some people like to see things for themselves – without your play-by-play.
9. Keep your hands off the remote. You can channel surf all you want at your own house during broadcast breaks.
10. Leave when everyone else does. Just because you are calling in sick to work to nurse your hangover – doesn’t mean your host is also.
Joseph E. Rathjen is a book author and an Opinion Writer for 1World Online – America’s Fastest Growing Social Research Engine.