The Super Bowl Party of the Future
In just two weeks, America will witness the Patriots and Falcons fight it out in the 51st Super Bowl! Grocers are preparing for the second biggest food consumption day of the year. Broadcasters are revving up for the most watched television event in American history. And gracious hosts are gathering the essentials for a truly unforgettable Super Bowl party. With all of these consumer cogs in motion, the hype can start to feel a bit overwhelming. Fortunately, we’re here to help!
While some might scorn the growing capitalistic distortion of their football traditions, most are simply grateful for a socially acceptable excuse to eat, drink, and be merry, all without having to leave the living room. You might feel contempt toward those who tune in without even watching the regular season. Maybe you think all you need to watch the game is a simple TV and a beer. You might even hate the idea of combining new tech with conventional football viewership. Still, regardless of your stance on the NFL’s boundless commercialization, it’s not fair to deny yourself the opportunity to either host or attend a superb Super Bowl party. And, the best way to ensure a great party is to include our top 5 technology essentials. We’ve also gone through the trouble of providing you with stump-worthy Super Bowl trivia and a recipe for our favorite party dip. Dig in!
Super Bowl Party Trivia (answers at bottom of page):
1. Which team has the most Super Bowl victories?
2. What date did the first Super Bowl occur on?
3. How many laces are there on a regulation football?
4. What is the largest day for US food consumption?
5. What year did the Super Bowl become the most watched American television program in history?
6. Who was the MVP of the very first Super Bowl?
7. What player holds the record for throwing the most interceptions during a Super Bowl game?
8. Who was the first professional football player ever?
9. What was the final score of the first Super Bowl?
10. Which two teams have remained in the NFL since its founding.
Bonus Round: How many footballs can a single cowhide produce?
Best Super Bowl Party Dip:
Basil-Avo-Hummus Dip (via beautiful-vegan.com/)
This recipe is easy, delicious, and surprisingly healthy. It’s essentially a lovechild of the classic favorites, guacamole and hummus. Here’s how to make it:
Using a food processor, combine the following ingredients:
An Avocado (peeled and pitted)
1/4 Sunflower seeds (raw, unsalted and shelled)
A clove of Garlic
1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar (optional)
1 teaspoon sea salt
A Tablespoon of tahini
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 cup fresh basil
1 1/2 Tablespoons lemon juice
5 Super Bowl Party Tech Essentials:
A smart football? Yep. The Wilson X is an amazing addition to any football viewing party. Whether you want some real life pre-game action or need the occasional backyard break from the TV, the Wilson X will turn “tossing the old pigskin” into a spectacle in itself. It tracks your completed passes, speed, distance, spin, and spiral efficiency and instantly updates your records from within its companion app. Use it to improve your game or spark some friendly competition. Just keep it away from the TV ;).
2. Madden NFL 17:
This is a must-have for the pre and post-game festivities. It’s actually an essential for all football fans in general. You can use Madden to foster outcome predictions before the game, to settle any half-hearted bets, and to help newbies gain a better understanding of how football is played. Madden NFL 17 features hyper-realistic graphics, relatively easy gameplay, and the most recent stats for all NFL teams. It’s bound to provide endless hours of entertainment before, during and after your Super Bowl party.
3. NFL Mobile App:
The official NFL Mobile App can keep you and your fellow party-goers updated on all aspects of the game no matter how far you stray from TV. A truly audacious host might even place a tablet with the NFL app open in each room without a TV. While you probably won’t need to know the score at every moment during a bathroom break, it certainly won’t hurt to have this app handy. Plus, NFL mobile grants you access to important stats and play-breakdowns that you might otherwise miss during a live TV broadcast.
Depending on the group you’re with, there could be a “no music” policy during the game. Still, you’re going to want to have your pre and post-game music ready to go. That’s why having access to a highly portable, yet sonically refined bluetooth speaker is an absolute must. And the J Lab Crasher Slim is the perfect speaker for the job. The Crasher Slim is sleek, easy to use and move, and packs a surprisingly loud punch for such a ‘slim’ device. Check out the next item on this list to learn how to win one for free!
As a media server app, younity can act as your digital media butler during your Super Bowl party. You can use it to liven the mood with your favorite playlists, share photos or home videos with your friends and relatives, or even to show clips from past Super Bowls. The younity app will help streamline your Super Bowl Sunday by unifying your devices and picking up any digital lose ends.
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1. The Pittsburgh Steelers. 2. Jan 15th 1967. 3. Trick question. While there are 16 lace holes, only one lace is threaded through them. 4. Thanksgiving, Super Bowl Sunday is second. 5. 2010, when it took the record from the final episode of M*A*S*H which had held the title for 27 years. 6. Bart Starr. 7. Rich Gannon. 8. William “Pudge” Heffelfinger. 9. Green Bay Packers vs Kansas City Chiefs, Packers won 35-10. 10. Decatur Staleys (now the Chicago Bears) and the Chicago Cardinals (now the Arizona Cardinals). Bonus Round: 10.