Super Bowl Party and Etiquette?
How to have fun and not be a jerk.
You’ve been invited to a Super Bowl party. You’re all hyped up to support your team; that’s great. But, if your football-watching style is “let loose and part’ay”, you might want to consider the following so that you aren’t asked to leave at half-time:
- Don’t stay in the same spot throughout the game.
- Don’t think that your commentary is better than the pros.
- Don’t give away the point of the commercial.
- Show some restraint if you are the only one rooting for the opposing team.
- Don’t remove your shirt and bang your chest.
- Don’t get stupid-drunk.
- Keep cursing to a minimum (if you can’t, perhaps you should subscribe to dictionary.com.”word of the day”
- Think of others when bringing a beer or ice tea from the kitchen.
- If it’s not your couch, please use a napkin.
- Don’t get into a heated argument with other guests. (even if you are right)
- Don’t force others to drink more so that you feel better about drinking more.
- And if your team wins, blow bubbles, honk horns, and do a jig…no Burning Man tricks.
These tips should be considered if:
- you are a guest in a home that you are unfamiliar with.
- there are children present.
- there are ‘ladies’ present.
- you want to be invited again.
- the crowd is a mix of family and friends.
- if you are in an apartment.
- if you care about your reputation.
- if you are on a first date.
Final thoughts: If you want to enjoy the game “your way”, stay home and watch it alone.
____Etiquette is an attitude.
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