So my husband and I don’t normally agree on sports teams. I’m from New York state, born into the tradition of loving the pinstripe-clad New York Yankees. My husband is from New Hampshire, just North of Boston, so yes. He cheers for the Boston Red Sox. And yes, we still love each other.
When it comes to football, though, I didn’t really care. I never really watched it, except for the Super Bowl. And even then, it was more about the commercials and entertainers.
However, because watching football is almost as important as going to church on Sundays for husband, that became our tradition once we were married and I moved to NH. There are a lot of things that can be said about the New England region of America. Their
chowder chowdah is cream-based, they can withstand great blizzards and cold (and still go outside to grill), but most of all would be their passion for the New England Patriots.
Every Sunday, and throughout the week, NESN (New England Sports Network) would give updates about the Pats to the point where I started to know more about these players than some of my new-husband’s cousins. (In my defense, there’s a gazillion of them.) I grew to be fond of players like Tedy Bruschi, Matt Light, and others as each season brought on new players to cheer for (I’m looking at you, Julian Edelman and Danny Amendola).
So while I tried to say that I liked the NY Giants, strictly from a familial bond to my brothers and other family members, I couldn’t really stick by that when I knew more about the Patriots and actually kind of, sort of, even cared about them too. (Just ask my husband about the tears I shed about Bruschi’s stroke or how I get excited to see Vince Wilfork even when he was wearing another teams’ jersey.)
Super Bowl BINGO
That doesn’t mean that I know a lot about football. Hardly. But I have fun cheering my boys on (see how they evolved into being “my boys?”), especially when they’re playing in the Super Bowl. A way to make it even more fun AND learn more is it to take the Big Game and turn into a game at home with Super Bowl BINGO!
It’s played just like regular BINGO where you try to be the first person to get 5 in a row on your BINGO card (free printable below!), except each space is about things that happen or are seen during an NFL game. The rows can be made diagonally, horizontally, or vertically.
Turn your Super Bowl party up a notch by having prizes for winners. Do one card per person for the whole game, or print several so each person can have one per half. Or do teams. Make it fun!
There are 4 different cards (2 to a page) and I’ve even included some blank BINGO cards for you to write in whatever you’d like! Maybe you want to make it all about the commercials and entertainment? Have fun!
Just click on the image below to download and print for free! And feel free to share with your friends and Pin It for reference.
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