Super Bowl Shopping Tradition

February 2, 2020

I know, I know…. I post this every Super Bowl Sunday, but it just cracks me up!

We all have our Super Bowl Sunday traditions, and for many residents of the South Bay, it’s the Super Bowl Sunday 10k. It’s a super fun, time honored event and a terrific way to start the day.

Then there are the other traditions I look forward to. We attend a friend’s Super Bowl party every year and I always call to ask what I can bring…. for completely selfish reasons. I love going to the supermarket on Super Bowl Sunday. Trust me, you’ll want to give this a try…

Timing is everything. You’ll want to wait until an hour, or an hour and a half, prior to kick-off before heading to the store….and you can’t be in a rush.

The first thing you’ll notice, there are no grocery carts available. No baskets either. Then you’ll notice that the store is unusually crowded. That’s when your reptilian brain will take note of the fact that every cart is being pushed by men….men you’ve never seen in your store before… that have no idea where anything is.

They’re wandering aimlessly up and down the aisles grabbing anything that seems appropriate to the occasion: beer, chips, salsa, Jagermeister, packaged ribs, tequila, cheese dip, canned chili, pre-made chicken wings, pretzels, onion dip, air freshener, toilet paper and paper towels.

Once you have all the items on your list, you’ll head to the register only to find insanely long lines of men wearing hats, t-shirts, sweatshirts and jackets featuring various team logos, pushing overflowing shopping carts of the aforementioned items.

Trust me, it’s a hoot!