The 2015 NFL Super Bowl XLIX is coming up and a lot of us are excited! (Especially those of us from New England who are hoping the Patriots win another Super Bowl Ring :))
For those of you that want to know who is playing, the time the game starts or what channel you can refer to the graphic above. This year tickets for you and 7 of your friends to sit on the 50 yard line for the Patriots victory (haha, see what I did there?) you will have to shell out over $70,000 USD!
For those of us that live in the real world that means we aren’t going to the game. We are going to watch it on television or better yet a projector… or perhaps you are going to go to your favorite sports bar and enjoy the game with a ton of people that you don’t really know!
2015 Super Bowl Survival Tip #1 – Drinking Alcohol
Use the 1/3 rule if you are going to be drinking. For every 2 drinks you have, drink 8 oz of water. If you follow this simple rule you will not get a hang over the next day. Hangovers suck and they aren’t actually caused by drinking alcohol they are the effects of severe dehydration. Alcohol gets rid of water. So when you drink alcohol you also get rid of water in your cells. The more alcohol you drink, the more water loss you have. To offset that water loss you should be constantly taking in new water or something like Gatorade. Your body will thank you for it, and you will thank yourself in the morning when you wake up and you aren’t praying to the porcelain god of bad choices (vomiting in the toilet for those of you not in the know).
2015 Super Bowl Survival Tip #2 – Eating Junk Food
Nothing wrong with eating a ton of Junk Food on Super Bowl Sunday. Almost everyone does it. How would you like to not pay the price for it? Run out to GNC and pick up a product called Phase 2 Carb Controller. It isn’t a magic wand, or anything that will prevent you from paying the price on long term binging BUT it can help you on a short term run according to GNC. Pharmachem the company that makes Phase 2 Carb Controller claims that their product is clinically proven in multiple studies to delay the digestion and absorption of carbs.
So how does that work? Well (basically) they use a white kidney bean extract which I’m guessing is high in fiber and protein. The body has to digest all that fiber and protein which means that it is either pushing the carbs through your system without having the time to digest properly and get absorbed into your system fully. This keeps you from paying the price if you are on a diet, or if you are a diabetic (if the food isn’t digesting quick enough to be fully absorbed your body isn’t converting those carbs to sugar as fast and as much).
That’s not to say you can’t get in over your head on the sugar thing or the fat thing. I’m just saying it helps out. Clearly if your health is a concern you should ask your doctor before doing this, I’m not an expert or a medical professional and if you try to sue me for telling you to drink a Phase 2 Carb Controller drink before you pig out at the super bowl I am not responsible 🙂
2015 Super Bowl Survival Tip #3 – Wings
Everyone wants hot wings at their 2015 Super Bowl party. It’s clear, you need hot wings. I’m not sure when this happened but 99% of all hot wings that you buy at the store now suck. Also ALL hot wings have now been valued higher than the price of gold. This is a throw away part on a chicken (which is supposed to be a cheap food to begin with). You can thank Chinese Chicken Wings and Hot Wings for the upwards price of $1 a wing. So how do you feed all your friends and family on Super Bowl weekend without going broke? EASY make your own wings. Now I don’t like to do this very often, but damn… I’m going to hook you up. I have a secret family recipe I’m going to share with you today for killer hot wings. They are seriously the best hot wings you have ever had and you can’t buy them anywhere. I’m going to license you to use this recipe, my family recipe for non-commercial at home use. If I see this in a restaurant some day I will put my foot in that a..
Super Bowl Party Wings:
- 16 oz Bottle of Franks Red Hot Cayenne Pepper Sauce
- 2 Cloves garlic, Minced
- 1/4 cup of minced onion
- 1 tbsp butter
- 1/4 cup molasses
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/8 cup of Balsamic vinegar
- 1/2 cup heinz ketchup
- 1 stick of butter
- Buy about 5 pounds of chicken wings from your local store. Wash, and cut them. (You cut the tip off and then cut the joint between the wing to make the little drumsticks.
- Put a little oil on the bottom of two cookie sheets and lay your chicken wings out evenly on the cookie sheets. Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees.
- Place the stick of butter in a heavy saucepan and melt slowly over low heat. Remove the pan from the heat and let stand for 5 minutes. Skim the foam from the top, and slowly pour into a container, discarding the milky solids in the bottom of pan.
- Saute onion & garlic until soft in 1 tbsp of butter. Don’t brown. Add rest of ingredients cooking on medium temp. and stirring ococcasionally to avoid sticking.
- Reduce Heat to low and simmer for about 45 minutes. (While that is simmering go to #6)
- By now your oven should be pre-heated, cover your chicken wings that are on the cookie sheets with foil and put them in the oven. Take them out in 20 minutes, flip them and put them back in.
- After your 45 minutes is up, fold in clarified/stick of butter, Makes about 2 cups of sauce.
- Make sure your chicken wings are done (180 degrees for poultry) and take them out. Lay them on your serving plate and spoon the sauce all over them and serve.
2015 Super Bowl Survival Tip #4 – Buying Team Gear
If you don’t already own team gear to wear during the game DO NOT buy your team stuff before the Super Bowl (like hats, shirts, etc…) unless you really like buying them twice. If your team WINS you will want the SUPER BOWL WINNER version so go with team COLORS instead and hold out until after the game. Either way you can get AFC or NFC champ gear as a consolation prize if they win or lose.
2015 Super Bowl Survival Tip #5 – Don’t invite assh()les
There is nothing worse than inviting someone you can’t stand to your super bowl party just because another bud wants to hang with them. It’s like a big fly in your beer and frankly bad things tend to happen when you mix assh()les and liquor. Don’t bother.
2015 Super Bowl Survival Tip #6 – Drinks a.k.a. Alcohol
Going for mixed drinks at a Super Bowl party is not only not necessary it is mostly not a good idea. Beer and soda is a staple at a game party, you want your guests to be able to drive home and not find them hurling away in your bathroom toilet. If you are worried about looking cheap buy craft beers. Look for a local brewing outfit and tell them what you are doing. A lot of them will invite you in to have a tasting to help you determine which beers you want to stock up on for game day.
2015 Super Bowl Survival Tip #7 – Other food
In my opinion besides wings which are a MUST have, sandwiches are the way to go. I’m not talking about ordering them either. Get some of your favorite cold cuts, cheeses, toppings, condiments and a couple of loaves of Italian Bread or French Bread. Make entire sandwiches and cut them every few inches and put them out. They are very filling, and will keep the guests from getting too drunk by absorbing some of that alcohol. Also don’t be afraid to tell people to BYOB and also bring a dish to eat. Invite them 2 weeks before the game and make sure you follow up with them to find out what they are bringing. Write it down so you have a list of what you are expecting to you can plan around it.
2015 Super Bowl Survival Tip #8 – Five Dolla’ Holla’
Take an old tin with a lid or some other kind of container, some post it notes, and make sure you have plenty of $5 to make change. When your guests come, tell them to write the team they want to win down on the post it note, stick it (and paperclip it) to a $5 (that they provide or provide if yourself if small betting is somehow illegal in your area or you don’t feel right about it) and put them in the container. At the end of the night when the game is over, have the Five Dolla’ Holla’. The people that bet on the winning team get to compete for the container and its contents. What they have to do is say the “Peter Piper” tongue twister (print it out before hand) as fast as they can without screwing up in 15 seconds. The person that gets all the way through it without screwing up (or the closest) wins the pot! Some of those competitors will have had quite a few craft beers by now so it will also allow you to gauge their driving condition. Remember friends don’t let friends drive drunk. Just drive them home, yes it is a pain, but better than waking up in the morning and finding out your friend is dead or in jail for killing a bus full of nuns.
2015 Super Bowl Survival Tip #9 – Have a good time
Don’t forget to sit down and have a good time. That’s what it is all about. I hope you enjoyed these tips and feel free to write in to us at information the at symbol reviewboard dot com and tell us how much you liked the New England Patriots DOMINATING the Seattle Sea Hens!