Recommendations for Avoiding the Big Game…

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So I thought I’d do some recommendations for those of us who aren’t watching the Super Bowl but who are stuck where everyone else is- or just recommendations period for a Winter Sunday. Then it sort of turned into a Super Bowl themed tag and includes books, movies, shows.

The whole nine years… which is a football thing right? Or golf? I don’t remember.

Pregame: When Youย Realize this Thing is Gonna Go all Day

Princess Leia

There are a couple of good options for a movie binge that will last about the same time. The original Star Wars movies are a good bet. Plus they are bright and fun. Or heck even check back in on the prequels.

Patriots: You like them & People don’t even try to hide judging you


I enjoyed this story about a cursed girl who must win her way into a magical school. But there is a sense of with some people, “Now you’re reading middle-grade,” and “Aren’t you a little old for this?”

Rams: A book on your shelf that you know next to nothing about

the clockmaker's daughter

The only thing I know about this book is that I need to control myself during the Book of the Month selections. Breath. You don’t need to get all three every month.

the Ref: Does football call them Umpires? No. It’s Ref’s and whose better at that than…

frank castle as the punisher

The Punisher. Season 2ย is currently streaming on Netflix and while I’m still behind ๐Ÿ™ He would definitely make any sporting game more interesting!

The Commercials: the Star of the Show

Never understood why people watched the game for commercials. They’ll be on-line and much discussed not long after or in most cases before but anyway…

King of Scars

I’m racing through this now and I can’t decide whose POV I’m enjoying more Nikolai, Nina or Zoya! Which was such a nice surprise for me that Zoya gets a POV. And I’m kind of borderline shipping her and Nikolai now ๐Ÿ™‚ So I don’t know whose going to be the standout in the end. I love them all!

Half-Time Show: Oh my God! It’s not Over Yet

When you need a pick me up to get through the rest…

michelle and erin in derry girls

Switch to Derry Girls on Netflix. It’s a fast comedy absolutely full of energy that will make time absolutely fly!

The Replay:ย When you’re weirdlyย nostalgicย and want to watch something about sports this weekend that’s not really about sports…

jerry macguire

Ah, Jerry Macguire it’s technically about sports in that he’s an agent and his only client is a football star. Plus it’s got enough catch phrases for one hell of a drinking game ๐Ÿ™‚ And if people ask you if you watched football this weekend you can still technically say yes as there’s some games in here!

MVP:ย Besides you for notย killing anyone today?

the girl in the tower

Vasilisa Petronova because she’s generally awesome.

This whole series (including The Bear and the Nightingale and Winter of the Witch) is complete. The first 2 were 5 star reads for me and finishing it is my goal this weekend ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s also a great winter read considering the setting and the role it plays in the series.

Bonus Drinking Games:

Take a drink every time Han calls Luke “kid.”

Every time Frank kills someone… (bonus every time Frank is hot!)

Every time Nikolai is charming or Nina mentions Matthias…

Every time Michelle swears in Derry Girls or you learn an Irish slang word!

Every time anyone says “Show me the Money!”

Caution you could definitely wind up the most drunk ๐Ÿ™‚

Either way whatever you do or don’t do have a wonderful and safe time!





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  1. I’m so not into the game this year, for some reason. So these are helpful. ๐Ÿ™‚ I think a Star Wars binge sounds SOOO much more fun! And yeah I don’t get watching for the commercials either. I mean, I hate commercials lol.

    Derry Girls looks fun. And oh a good Star Wars drinking game (or Punisher for that matter) would so liven up an otherwise boring Sunday!

    1. You can find most of the big commercials on-line before the game anyway so I never saw the point ๐Ÿ™‚ Though I do love the movie trailers! Maybe we’ll get a Stranger Things or Star Wars 9? Fingers crossed!

      Drink every time Frank moodily kills someone. Or just looks all moody! You might end up worse off that anybody else!

  2. This is awesome ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ I usually don’t mind watching the superbowl but I have no interest in either team this year!! I will probably bring a book and read during the game and then watch the commercials haha

  3. Ha, i’m glad superbowl is not a thing over here, but your recommendations will defo come handy on any football week ๐Ÿ˜€ (Not sure when that is, but i’ll be prepared) ๐Ÿ˜€

  4. Ha ha! I wish I HADN’T watched the game… What a huge disappointment… Just, all of it. Wish I’d seen this post first. I probably would have had a way better night! ๐Ÿ˜‚
    P. S. I love the Rams book being “something you know next to nothing about” SO TRUE! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ … But, I was still cheering for them! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    1. I kept planning on putting it on at some point but then I kept getting texts from friends and family complaining about the game I kind of figured it wasn’t going to be worth it. Then the usual text from my father disowning me ๐Ÿ˜‰ and I knew the Patriots had won!

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