Staying Up For The Super Bowl

Watching the Super Bowl in England is a marathon, not a sprint.

With the big show kicking off at approximately 23:30, one thing is key. Preparation.

Over the last couple of years, I have devised a strategy that is designed to see me through until the unholy hours of the morning.

Take last year for example. If I hadn’t prepared in the right way, the dreaded power outage would have almost certainly taken me as a casualty. Instead, I held on with my pride intact.

So, what advice would I give to people in a similar position?

Firstly, pace yourself. I know how tempting and glorious those beers look from 9am onwards. However, any foolish moves so early on in the day will leave you swimming in a large pool of regret. Quite simply, any alcohol consumed early doors will result in you failing to go the distance. Unsurprisingly, this is often the weakest chink in my armour.

Similarly with food, it is imperative that you don’t keep stuffing your face during the day. Relax. Let the chips, wings and microwave pizzas mature like a fine wine. You will know deep down when you’re ready to indulge.

The next aspect to consider is the role played by your number one ally. The Fridge. Regular visits to this white wildebeest will help the circulation in your body. Likewise, you are open to take a detour once in a while to offload the heavy amounts of beer and/or grub that you’re throwing down your neck.

Beer is a subject in itself. What do you go for? The possibilities are endless. This is the Super Bowl. It demands the very best. Come Sunday, I’ll most likely be torn between a nice, swanky European option and Sam Adams. Sod it, if in doubt, get both. After all, you’ve earned it after glugging down the cheap and nasty stuff during the early stages of the Playoffs.

The final thing to consider is your surroundings. The above should only ever take place in an indoor facility that is affectionately known as a ‘Man Cave’. This location should represent everything that is right in the world. As well as being a multimedia heaven (the bigger the TV, the better man or woman you are), it must also be a shrine to kooky football merchandise and memorabilia.

Finally, you should never admit to being a fan of the half-time show, especially when it’s Bruno Mars.

If you follow my guidance, I can guarantee that you’ll have a lovely time.

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