If I have to choose between sitting at home and watching a football game vs. doing literally anything else …
I will choose swimming with sharks, vacuuming or being punched in the face over watching two teams spar it out. If ya hear me on this, my All Fantasy, No Football weekly guide is for you.
Maybe you’re dating or married to someone who loves sports or maybe it’s your friends. Either way, you need a little help getting through the football fueled weekend with your relationships intact. Here are this week’s tips.
1) Watch the games from a bar or have a viewing party at home.
First, if you get bored, at least there will be beer. Second, there will be an exciting, lively atmosphere, which will help you get into the spirit. Try this Football Party Tray for the perfect marriage between Game Day foods and freaking adorable.
2) Make a friendly wager.
You don’t have to know anything about the teams playing. Just place small bets throughout the game, ie. Coin toss or first touchdown. Not only will it show your plus one that you are willing to be involved in their interests, but will also give you a reason to care about watching the game. Maybe this quick reference to referee sign language will help you out. Okay…probably not really.
3) Don’t be that friend who asks too many questions or tries to have a conversation about your own non-football related stuff during the game.
Imagine if you took your dude to a runway show and he spent the whole time yapping at you about his job or asking why the designer has so many one-shoulder looks. Instead, mix a lil beer with some bloody mary mix and Michelada away.
4) Football can help you score!
Squeeze a little sly romance into your football activities. Light some candles and sneak these Chocolate Covered Strawberry Footballs next to the pretzels. A) They’re adorbs, B) They’re delicious, and C) I’d like football a lot better if it was covered in chocolate. Done. Deal.
Don’t worry. We both know this is more than just a one weekend scrimmage for the remote. I’ll be back every Friday with more ways to 1-UP the football season.