The Life of Bon: Superbowl? Superbowl? Anyone got plans for the Superbowl?

Monday, January 20, 2014

Superbowl? Superbowl? Anyone got plans for the Superbowl?

Alright ladies, have you heard it's almost time for the SUPERBOWL?  In case you dropped off the edge of the planet, I will inform you.  A week from Sunday (February 2) is the Superbowl.  It will be a Broncos vs. Seahawks showdown. I know close to nothing about football, but I try hard to fake it.  Million dollar commercials, halftime show to die for, and all the food you can imagine... it's a dream come true for anyone as long as you can figure out how to sit through the actual game...

Superbowl 2007.  Living the college life, hence the upraised couch.  Interesting fact: the girl on the right married the boy on the right (on the phone) and now they have three kids.  How's that for awesome?  (And what a difference seven years makes!)

For those of you ladies who aren't ardent football fans, I've got the perfect thing to do during the game.  It's called Superbowl Bingo and it has saved me year after year when I am having a hard time staying interested in the game. (What down is it?  What does the flag mean?  Why are they taking so long to line up?) Usually all the ladies want to play, but I'm always surprised how many men join in on the action, too.  Here's how it works:

1.  Create a bingo card.  I usually just have my guests make their own on a sheet of paper by creating a five by five board of squares.  You can buy some I'm sure, or just premake a bunch if you want to save on the hassle.

2.  Decide on your categories.  Your "winners" of the categories can be people at your SuperBowl party or people playing in the SuperBowl.  For example:
(For SuperBowl players)
First touchdown:
Superbowl MVP:
Last touchdown:
Most emphatic touchdown dance:
Most whining after a call:
Most offensive remark:

(For people attending the party)
Last to show up:
Falls asleep:
Spills drink:
Finishes off the cheese dip:
First person to go to the bathroom:
Takes the most trips to the bathroom:
Spends the most time on his or her phone:
Most offensive remark:
Etc.

3. Have guests fill the categories in whatever boxes they choose.  (Again, if you want to save on work for guests you could have this already prepared for them.)  You can use some boxes more than once... for example, if you want to have three different boxes dedicated to "spills drink", go for it! (But the guests have to put in different names).  Oh, and you get one free space, of course!

4.  After all the guests have their boxes filled in, the guests then decide on the person to put in each box.  That's where it really gets fun!  Oh- and you can't put yourself in a box- then you'd be rigging it!

5.  Play bingo!  Mark a square off for every person guessed correctly.  Usually my friends and I get competitive enough that we don't need prizes as a motivator, but a couple of fun prizes never hurt for the winners.  You can do the traditional five in a row, blackout, whatever you want to determine a winner!

If you try this let me know how it goes.  I'll be anxious to hear.

And WHY NOT, let's give away a $250 gift card to Amazon or Forever 21 or Cheesecake Factory or anywhere else you could possibly want.  (Giveaway includes a gift card to any of the places on this list.)  Enter below via rafflecopter.

Oh, and don't forget to check out these awesome Superbowl sales. 


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This giveaway is open to US residents only.
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33 comments:

  1. I NEED to play superbowl bingo! I hate sports but I feel obligated to watch since I'm from Seattle and my team (if I can really call a team I've never watched play a single game, "my team") made it. Thanks for the tip!

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    1. Yes! It's amazing! Let me know how it goes!

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  2. what a sweet giveaway! thanks!
    superbowl always falls on my birthday weekend, so i am not sure what i will be planning on doing yet. this sounds fun though

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    1. Oh fun! I would love to combine my birthday with a day that is already geared toward partying... I just wouldn't like the actual watching the football game! :)

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  3. This year we are hosting our first ever Superbowl party. However living on the other side of the world we get to start at 6:30am, so instead of cheese dip and soda we will be downing coffee and cinnamon rolls.First to fall asleep is still completely relevant though!

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    1. Wow! A 6:30 am Superbowl party? I can't wait to hear how it goes. I don't think anything could pull me out of bed that early on a weekend.

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  4. Bingo sounds awesome to go along with Superbowl!!

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  5. Thanks Bonnie. You may have just saved our marriage ;)

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    1. Haha! Well, you know... I do what I can. You should get Emily and Caroline to play. Or have them make guesses about the commercials.

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  6. Between you and Erin, we have enough games to keep us entertained through the whole gig this time!

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    1. I guess the fake cover is over- that's what happens when you don't really like football!

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  7. My favorite deal is 30% off of Toms....yes, I know that has nothing to do with the Super Bowl...but I love Toms!!!! :)

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    1. I didn't see the 30% off Toms... you are right. That's the best thing about it all!

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  8. I'm very curious about what that couch is sitting on to make it so high, yet not fall over!

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    1. I'm trying to remember... I am pretty sure it was on a table. Does that sound at all feasible? Or safe?

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  9. Oooh the 25% off HDTVs from Best Buy sounds tempting.

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    1. Right? I am purposely NOT allowing my husband to see that. We don't need a TV but I am worried that he will see that deal and suddenly think we do.

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  10. My favorite deal so far is the Overstock 30% off tvs. WOOHOO, the more the merrier for GAME DAY!

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    1. The tv deals are unreal! We just bought ours in September but I think we should have waited.

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  11. This sounds like such a fun idea! I'll have to try it!

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  12. I'm not a pro football fan but I do pick a team each year to root for, GO DENVER and settle in to watch the commercials at a party we go to yearly. Can't wait for the Clydesdale ones :)

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    1. I agree... I love watching the commercials. I like the idea of choosing a team to root for. I think I would be more interested in the game if I actually care who won. Brilliant, right? :)

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  13. Ha! If I watched the Superbowl, this would be a great way to watch it. I suppose I wanted the Niners to win yesterday, but they did not, and I hate Seattle sports teams with all of my being, so I am now rooting for the Broncos by default.

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  14. Can you please rig this giveaway and let me win?

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  15. Oh and my favorite deal would be the 15% off Toms.

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  16. At a faculty meeting once, a teacher made bingo cards for everyone like yours. We had to fill them in with words/phrases our principal ALWAYS said, and then played the game as he tried to motivate us about who knows what at the meeting. The kicker was that HE didn't know ANYTHING about it. The teacher had even made goodie bags for the winners. I like me a goodie bag as much as the next girl, plus I'm super competitive. I totally won. I was sitting next to the teacher who made the game [because I like to hang out with the rebels], and she said she wouldn't give me the bag unless I stood up and shouted BINGO!

    So….I BINGOED, right in the middle of one of my principal's sentences. He looked at me, not with the amusement I was hoping for, but rather with mild [or not so mild] disgust. I was waiting for the other teachers to step up and explain what was happening, but they all quickly hid their bingo cards and looked away from me, the crazy lady who just jumped out of her seat and interrupted the principal with a BINGO! I was mortified…

    but then my friend slyly slid me the goodie bag and it was all worth it. Sort of. :)

    So all that to say: this sounds right up my alley!

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  17. Your giveaways are crazy good! You have so many lately! One day I will win ;) oh and as for the football, the bingo idea is perfect for my husband who isn't into football at all.

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  18. Amazon one off of athletic shoes as I need a new pair of walking shoes to get my butt in gear. And I'm with you on having something fun to do during the superbowl besides eat the good food and watch commercials.
    Ronda

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  19. David and I have that Tupac poster that is on the wall of the top photograph in this post. Just saying!

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  20. Save an Extra 30% Off Clearance Purchase at Toys R Us. Handy!

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