A Mixed Marriage
When it comes to sports, Noah and I don’t agree on very much.
I think that sports are a male-dominated relic of a dying patriarchy. Noah thinks they are a reason to get up in the morning.
If I’m watching a game, I typically root for the team of my current home. Noah is a ride or die fan for his childhood teams.
I tend to think that advertisers and money help alter decisions of games. Noah believes that the best team wins.
I can’t sit through an entire three hour game, but I can binge my favorite show for five hours straight. Noah can’t sit through a three hour movie, but he can watch nine hours of football every week (if he had his way….which he rarely does…like, maybe twice a year…).
There is one day of sports where we can agree. We both love and treasure events important to one’s culture. When we travel, we want to participate in cultural events…And, when we’re home, we celebrate the Super Bowl and all the traditions that go with it. Just like the other 134.4 million Americans.
So, what traditions go along with Super Bowl Sunday? How many of these do you do? Do you have others? Let us know!!!
One thing that I love about living in all different parts of the United States is how vast and varied the regional foods can be. Every time we move, we have to relearn how to cook, because ingredients available aren’t the same…EVER!
When we moved from the St. Louis area to the Chicago area, we had to learn how to live without Provel cheese, St. Louis Ribs, and Kansas City BBQ. When we moved from Chicago to the San Francisco Bay Area, we had to learn how to live without Velveeta (they have it, but it’s the price of liquid gold), Tex-Mex Queso, cornmeal, and pork steaks. When we left the Bay Area for New York, we had to part with our love of inexpensive craft beer, salmon rub, chili beans, and Ro-Tel tomatoes. If we ever leave New York, we will need to mourn the loss of bagels, black and white cookies, apple cider donuts, and OMG the pizza and pastas.
Just like the ingredients, everyone has their own Super Bowl food, too! What new region can you explore through the Super Bowl this year?
- Chips and Dip
- Deep South: Pimento Cheese Dip
- Southwest: Queso Dip
- West Coast: Guacamole
- Chili Styles
- Other Soups
- East Coast: Clam Chowder
- Buffalo Wings
Things to Do
You better believe I need activities to keep me entertained during a four hour sporting event! Here’s what we, and many others, choose to do!
- Watch the Ads!
- Budweiser and Coca-Cola are passing on their big ad campaigns this year, spending the money to help with COVID-19 instead. Good for them! This year will be different, for sure.
- Here are ones that are planned to be great – keep an eye out and let me know what you think!
- Coors – Big Game Commercial of Your Dreams
- Enjoy the Halftime Show!
- The Weeknd will be performing this year’s halftime show! He’s also dropping an album this week! Grab the album and get prepared for a great show.
- Prop Bets
- I have NO chance of paying attention to the game if I don’t have any skin in it. Prop bets are a great entry point and easily completed by both sports fans and sports illiterates (like me).
How will you be celebrating with America this weekend? Let us know! We love hearing from you.
As always, don’t forget to Toast The Moon to all of your international travels by visiting our store, and make sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and the ‘gram to catch all of our latest posts and adventures!
Stay in your region this year, stay safe, stay distant, and be like the NYC statues – wear your masks! We’ll see you on the other side.
Other At-Home (or Near Home) Ideas!!!
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- Toasting American Castles
- Top Spots in Your Region to “Social Distance”
- My Life With a Systems Engineer – 5 Tips to Engineer Your Best Life At Home
- Tiny Spaces – Downsizing and Upscaling!
- Our Top 10 Stay-At-Home Quarantine Activities
- Escape Quarantine with Themed Nights At Home
- The Coolest App You Forgot About in 2010
- Toasting Quarantine with Books!
- Toasting Quarantine with Subscription Boxes!
- Toasting Quarantine with Travel and Food TV!
Here’s to a year of a better and healthier you!
Noah and Majhon