Let's play BINGO
Of course, the gridiron action is important, but Super Bowl Sunday is about more than football. It's about the creative commercials, the halftime show, good beer and great food.
So when you throw that grand game-watching party next weekend, bring out the Super Bowl bingo boards so your guests can track everything from commentator cliches to nacho sightings.
Here's one board to get you started. Download the rest at www.mercurynews.com/eat-drink-play.
-- Jackie Burrell and Joan Morris
Commentator verb-izes a noun
"They came here to play football."
Reference to frigid weather
A touchdown dance
Red-hot chile peppers in your food
Red Hot Chili Peppers
"That turnover is going to cost them."
A butt pat
Crazy fan in the stands
Chicken wing sighting
"A circus catch"
Halftime wardrobe malfunction
"The refs are letting them play."
"The play is getting chippy."
John Madden name drop
"That was a good non-call"
Shot of any player's hot wife
Player crying on the sidelines
Any mention of last year's game when the lights went out
Coach having a conniption
Shot of an owner pouting or cheering in their luxury boxes
"They're going under the hood to review the play."