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Super Bowl Parties – Creating Memories for a Lifetime

Family parties around the NFL have always been a staple in my family. My first memory from a family party was Super Bowl XVII on January 30th 1983.

While that was fun, finally in 2006 it was my turn to host my first Super Bowl party, a bash complete with food, games, and the two best teams that season in the league.

The menu was pretty basic, yet effective. Pizza, wings, pasta, red potatoes, a veggie and cheese tray, and even fruit salad. The party kicked off with some squares, a football tradition, and even some football bingo with some small prizes for those lucky enough to take home a game. Finally at 6:25pm, it was kickoff of Super Bowl XL.

While I have gone back and watched the game probably about 3-5 times, the real memories of that party is not the game, but the fact that it was all about the people that attended.

We had a number of people rooting for both teams, so the game vibe was pretty solid, which was a cool element to the party. Add to the fact the game was close, there was a lot of rooting during the contest.

There was a healthy mix of people that included relatives and friends. The conversation during the game centered not just on football, but on the holidays that had passed just a few weeks before, new jobs, new relationships, and even about other sports like baseball and basketball.

That’s the best part about football parties. It’s the games, the food, and most important, the people that make the game great, like the family and friends you spend it with.

Browns fans have had to sit back and watch a ton of other teams celebrate Super Bowl parties for all the other teams in the league. While folks in Cleveland can throw some massive parties, I can only imagine the parties if the team can finally make it to the dance in the next few seasons!

February 6th is another chance to create memories at yet another Super Bowl party, and now there’s a perfect way to figure out just who to invite!

Visa has come out with the Visa’s YOU+TEN Draft app, and it’s a perfect way to have some fun figuring out who to invite over for the big game on the first Sunday in February, or if your actually lucky enough to win the sweepstakes – WHO to take to the game!

Super Bowl XLVI – another chance to create that connection with family and friends once again. Don’t miss out on it.

Disclosure: We received compensation from Visa for sharing our views in this post, but the views expressed here are solely ours, not Visa or the NFL’s. For more information about Visa’s YOU+TEN Draft App, please visit:

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  1. Denolakes

    January 23, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    And we won’t be seeing the Baltimore Ravens — who resemble the Browns of the late 80s — ugly major losses and chokes which — whether justified or not — after a few years start to take their toll. You can hear it in the players’ comments after the NE game. You could see it on their faces as the field goal attempt sailed wide left. Personnel is going to change, to be sure, and they cannot load up with draft choices. Pittsburgh’s defense is getting long in the tooth. So is Baltimore’s. Both can be beat with downfield passing. The playoffs showed that. First goal: win the division. Second goal: make the playoffs. Take care of first goal and second goal is also achieved.

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