I was sitting on my couch the other day watching the Super Bowl. I wasn’t thinking about who I wanted to win, what player was going to get MVP, or whether or not Coldplay was going to rock the halftime show. However, I was thinking about where I was and who I was with.
Traditionally, people tend to categorize the Super Bowl as a holiday. Holiday traditions include getting together with friends and family, varieties of different foods and a shared meaning for the day.
According to statista.com, 114.4 million people watched the Super Bowl on television last year in the United States alone.
So, just what do people do for the Super Bowl?
“I watch the game with friends, chips and dip, and root for the underdog because the Rams are never in the Super Bowl,” said senior and die-hard Los Angeles Rams fan, Alden Bisson.
Others choose to spend the day preparing tasty food for the final game of the NFL season.
Deb Moser, mother of two sons and resident of Manchester, Vt. said she sees the Super Bowl as a chance to stuff her boys with delicious Super Bowl snacks.
“I make my homemade buffalo wings and loaded four-cheese nachos and pray that it is ready before kickoff,” said Moser in hopes of no complaints from her family.
Many people go as far as hosting annual Super Bowl parties where it becomes a tradition to attend. Jess Binkowski, junior exercise science major, recalls her family attending the same Super Bowl party for years.
“It wasn’t even a question of where we were going to go for the Super Bowl, because we always went to my uncle’s house,” said Binkowski.
The Super Bowl is a game that everyone can enjoy because of the constant hype leading up to it, as well as it being the championship game. It is a thrilling game between the two best teams in the NFL, drawing people in from all over.
However, being a fan of a team playing in the Super Bowl makes the game that much better.
“I am really excited for the game, but my heart would be in it more if the Pats were in it,” said sophomore lacrosse player, Sam Siegel.
Regardless if your favorite team is in the Super Bowl or not, it is a game that has evolved into a national holiday among many people and its traditions are creative and unique.
With this year’s game being the 50th annual Super Bowl, I wonder what kind of interesting plans people had for the day.
What do you do for the Super Bowl?