SUPER BOWL ETIQUETTE
First off, it doesn't seem like it has been two whole year since Beyonce literally shut the city down at Super Bowl 47. But that is neither here nor there.
Now, before the game starts please allow me to lay down the ground rules for sports etiquette. Feel free to get your pen and pad if you don't already have them with you. Let's get started, shall we?
1. DO NOT celebrate too early.
Every now and then a team will score two minutes into the game and their delusional fans start to get giddy and as fate would have it, that early score ends up being the only points that they put up. Don't be the rollercoaster fan that rides the hype all the way to the top of the ride just to come crashing down.
2. DO NOT celebrate too much.
Ladies, I know sports can be fun for us too. Some of us know just as much as men and have played ourselves. But, nothing is cute about a woman going Hulk on everyone every time her team scores or makes a good play. Participating in sports rivalries can be a lot of fun but tact is how freindships survive after the game, it is just a game. Find a comfy seat and park it.
3. DO NOT b.s.
Going to watch parties can be appealing just for the social aspect to mix and mingle and that's fine. However, please don't pretend to know what is going on when you don't know the difference between positions and are just watching the game to look at the player's neck tats or to pick up a guy at the party.
4. DO NOT pig out.
Being a gracious guest means not showing up to the party empty handed and not stuffing your face with food you didn't buy. Yes, the munchies are there for you to eat but unless you are the only one invited you are taking food from other guests while you go full Regina George on the assortment. Free food doesn't mean free meals.
5. DO NOT bet money that you don't have.
The cardinal rule of sports etiquette. Don't be the sleazy person that runs off at the mouth betting a ton of people a ton of money, that you don't have on a team that you could have guessed wasn't going to win in the first place. All that ends up happening is that your friends resent you because you owe them money and you have no intentions of paying up. Being broke as a joke has never been funny.