6 Reasons to Watch the Super Bowl Besides Football

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If you don't watch football regularly, tuning in to the Super Bowl may not be at the top of your list of ways to spend a Sunday evening. But the Super Bowl is one of those things it seems like everyone tunes in to watch, football fan or not. Here are 6 alternative reasons to watch the game on Sunday, even if football isn't quite your thing.

#1: The commercials

Some people say they actually watch the Super Bowl just for the commercials. It's the one time where we don't mind being bombarded by advertisements. Every advertiser is vying for our attention and desperate to become "that" commercial we all talk about the next day, like the "Whassup" commercial in 1992; "The Force" Volkswagen commercial in 2011; or the Old Spice commercial called "The Man Your Man Could Smell Like." The commercials are usually good for a laugh or, at the very least, an eye-roll.

#2: It's an excuse to attend a party/celebration

It's the dead of winter with no holidays in sight... so take advantage of this.

#3: The snacks are delicious

It's kind of a rule that the Super Bowl comes complete with delicious food — wings, chips, nachos, pizza, beer, whatever! There are even healthy versions of these snacks, with recipes, in our post from last year. (You're welcome!)

#4: The halftime show

Remember last year when Beyonce reunited with Destiny's Child? Man, that was great. There have been plenty of amazing halftime shows in recent memory, including the Justin Timberlake/Janet Jackson debacle of 2004 (if for no other reason than it was fun to talk about afterward). Even if the show isn't good, it's often fairly memorable (sometimes in the bad way). This year's show will feature Bruno Mars with the Red Hot Chili Peppers, which a lot of people are excited about.

#5: So you won't be left out of the conversation the next day

It can be annoying when everyone is talking about the same thing the next day... and you have no clue what's going on. Avoid that by giving in to peer pressure and watching the game.

#6: What else are you doing on a Sunday evening?