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Super Bowl Monday - 5 Reasons Why You'll be Sorry You Watched the Super Bowl

Updated on February 1, 2013

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This young football fan probably won't regret watching the Super Bowl.
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You Love Football or You Hate Football - Either way you probably watched the Super Bowl!

You hate football or you love football. Either way, you ended up watching the big game on Super Bowl Sunday. Whether you went to a Super Bowl party, went to a sports bar with the gang or stayed at home, you saw the whole blooming thing –including the endless commercials! And the half time show! And the annual massacre of the National Anthem! Now it’s Super Bowl Monday and you are wondering why you thought it was a good idea.

5 Reasons you'll be sorry you watched the Super Bowl

Oh, if only you could go back to Saturday night and make a plan to do one of the 25 things that people who hate football do on Superbowl Sunday! But you let yourself be persuaded, and now it's Super Bowl Monday, and you have at least 5 reasons to be sorry you watched the Super Bowl!

Hopefully, you won't have to see anything like Roseanne Barr's Rendition of the National Anthem

#1 Reason to Be Sorry You Watched the Super Bowl: YOUR TEAM LOST!

You spent $300 on beer and pizza to throw a Super Bowl party and your favorite team lost! On Super Bowl Monday, your wife said you have to clean all the bathrooms, the spilled beer and the salsa stains on the rug! And, you have to take the dog to the vet because someone gave it too much beer. Not only did your team lose, but all the guys in the bowling alley who are fans of the other team are rubbing your nose in it. And you lost $10 bucks on the office football pool! Great Super Bowl Monday, alright! Ugh!

#2 Reason to Be Sorry You Watched the Super Bowl: YOUR TEAM WON!

Now that sounds like something to celebrate, doesn’t it? Well, duh! You did celebrate! You partied in the street. You shot off firecrackers. You drove up and down main street blowing your horn at midnight. You got picked up for drunk driving and spent the night in jail because your significant other was safely tucked in bed with the phone turned off. Oh yeah, you missed work on Super Bowl Monday, and your boss says you’re on VERY THIN ICE there. Do you regret watching the Super Bowl, yet?

Super Bowl Facts

  • Commercials aired during the Super Bowl XLVI cost $3.5 Million for a 30 second spot.
  • Commercials aired during the first Super Bowl cost $37,500 per 30 second spot.
  • Super Bowls are measured in Roman numerals because the season spans two calendar years. Super Bowl 2012 is XLVI or number 46.
  • Tickets for 2012 Super Bowl ranged from $2600-17,000. Each.
  • Would you believe that someone paid $15,946, for a seventh-row seat on the 50-yard line at the 2011 Super Bowl?
  • Super Bowl fans will eat around 1200 calories each during the Super Bowl and a total of over 69 million pounds of avocados will be consumed.
  • A whopping 325.5 million gallons of beer will be drunk by Super Bowl fans.
  • Super Bowl XLV was viewed by a total of 111,010,000 Americans. What will it be in 2012?

#3 Reason to Be Sorry You Watched the Super Bowl:
YOUR HEAD HURTS!

Sometime around half time you switched from drinking Budweiser and eating hot wings to drinking margaritas with the girls and eating seven layer bean dip with tacos and chili. Toward the last quarter, somebody decided to skip the mixers and go directly to tequila shots followed by a swig of beer. Owww…. Please don’t talk so loud on Super Bowl Monday!

#4 Reason to Be Sorry You Watched the Super Bowl:
YOUR STOMACH HURTS!

You have diarrhea, bloating, gas, and maybe worse. The mixture of cheese, pizza, hot wings, chili, guacamole, salsa, chips, pickled herring, pepperoni and quesadillas doesn’t seem to agree with you. Sometime in the middle of the night, you puked most of it up on the bathroom floor. Now THAT’s something to look forward to on Super Bowl Monday morning! (Interesting fact: 20% more antacids are sold the day after Super Bowl than the rest of the year!)

#5 Reason to Be Sorry You Watched the Super Bowl:
You'll YOU PASSED OUT AND WOKE UP KISSING THE DOG!

You passed out at Bubba's Super Bowl party, and woke up on Super Bowl Monday morning with his dog licking your face and his three kids staring at you. When you jumped up, you stepped in a bowl of half-eaten chili and tipped over a glass of flat beer. But you don’t have to worry about their rug as your pants soaked it all up. (Hopefully, you DID have pants on...) After that lovely wake-up call, you drive home to shower, change and get ready for work… oh,yeah, on Super Bowl Monday you were late for work AGAIN!

Super Bowl Commercials - Some of the Fun of Super Bowl

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The Week After Super Bowl - The Letdown

The week after Super Bowl has to be the biggest let-down of the year for football fans. The month of January was filled with media hype by sportscasters. Every grocery store, liquor store, discount store and sporting goods store was screaming at you to purchase food, snacks, beer, drinks, football jerseys, NFL logo paper plates and souvenirs. Every workplace had a football pool going. Every bar had a party. Most of your friends were either having a party or going to a party.

Football fans after the Super Bowl mope around like lost boys. Whether the favored team won or lost, the big game is over. The people who love football will resort to watching reruns of their favorite games. The people who hate football can happily go on with their lives.The NFL can count its money. The people who helped drink a zillion gallons of beer and 69 million pounds of avocados can go on a diet.

Looking back at it all, are you sorry you w thatched the Super Bowl by Super Bowl Monday morning?

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    • Stephanie Henkel profile imageAUTHOR

      Stephanie Henkel 

      5 years ago from USA

      tipoague - Well, if nothing else, the Super Bowl is a great excuse for a party! Thanks for stopping by...have fun on Sunday!

    • Stephanie Henkel profile imageAUTHOR

      Stephanie Henkel 

      5 years ago from USA

      Go Sunshine! :) Hey, watch what you say about AARP members! Maybe the half time show is worth watching just to see what kind of bloopers happen? Sad to say, I had to ask Bill who the Purple team was. Have a fun Super Bowl Sunday!

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      Linda Bilyeu 

      5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      No matter what I won't miss watching the Super Bowl "commercials" and "half-time" now that the performers aren't AARP members. Ever since Janet Jackson's boob mishap half-time has been the pits, Beyonce is going to rock it! Oh and I'm rooting for the purple team...purple is my favorite color! Great hub Steph!!! Go Purple!!

    • tlpoague profile image

      Tammy 

      5 years ago from USA

      I couldn't help but laugh as I was reading this. I love to watch football, but never could get into all the drama that went with super bowls. Maybe it is because I couldn't justify spending that much money on an event that only lasted a few hours. (Plus the hours of clean-up if you were watching it at home.) If I do watch it this year, I think I will try to keep things pretty simple. I know I don't want to be late for work, even if I am my own boss. Great hub! Thanks for sharing!

    • Stephanie Henkel profile imageAUTHOR

      Stephanie Henkel 

      6 years ago from USA

      Billdo1603 - Glad you enjoyed my hub about the Monday after Superbowl! :) Thanks for the read and comment!

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      billd01603 

      6 years ago from Worcester

      Good hub, voted up and funny

    • Stephanie Henkel profile imageAUTHOR

      Stephanie Henkel 

      6 years ago from USA

      Movie Master - Glad you enjoyed the hub despite being NFL fans. :) Thanks for stopping in to visit and vote!

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      Movie Master 

      6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Although we live in the UK, Nick and I are big NFL fans and we get a good weekly coverage of the games here.

      Yes, we will be watching the game, but it's a very low profile thing!!

      A great 'fun' hub, thank you I really enjoyed it and voting up, best wishes Lesley

    • Stephanie Henkel profile imageAUTHOR

      Stephanie Henkel 

      6 years ago from USA

      Cashmere - That's true, sports fans, no matter where they are in the world, can be very single minded when it comes to their particular sport. I'm sure that Cricket fans are much like the Super Bowl fans when their important matches are played.

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      cashmere 

      6 years ago from India

      We are bigger on Cricket than the Superbowl here in India, but I'm sure the fans supporting their teams are the same all over the world.

    • Stephanie Henkel profile imageAUTHOR

      Stephanie Henkel 

      6 years ago from USA

      WD Curry - Hahaha...being a Yankee in a household of Giant fans, I can't have a lot of sympathy for you-- sorry! :) Thanks for stopping in to whine a little... LOL

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      WD Curry 111 

      6 years ago from Space Coast

      Now, we have some regrets here. I am a Tampa bay, Miami, Tebow fan. Who did I have to root for . . . two Yankee teams that we love to hate?

      The only thing that made the game interesting was watching the old Florida, FSU, Miami, S Florida, UCF, and FIU players. They made up half of both teams.

      I appreciate your sharing a hub. As soon as I figure out how to work this mess, I'll join in the fun. I am used to programs that do that kind of thing from a menu. Click click. That's all folks.

    • Stephanie Henkel profile imageAUTHOR

      Stephanie Henkel 

      6 years ago from USA

      iguidenetwork - Win or lose, there's probably a lot of talk about the Super Bowl around the water cooler this morning as some people are taking their headache and antacid remedies! Thanks for your comment!

    • iguidenetwork profile image

      iguidenetwork 

      6 years ago from Austin, TX

      Interesting hub...everyone must be careful about these effects of superbowl...

    • Stephanie Henkel profile imageAUTHOR

      Stephanie Henkel 

      6 years ago from USA

      WD Curry - You crack me up! LOL! I'm surprised they let you out so soon! So you were a Giants Fan, hmmm? Glad you have no regrets! :)

    • WD Curry 111 profile image

      WD Curry 111 

      6 years ago from Space Coast

      I don't regret watching the Superbowl. They let me out in the morning on my own recognizance, and now I am freelance again. i am not welcome at Bubba's anymore, but that makes up for what he did to my dog last year.

    • Stephanie Henkel profile imageAUTHOR

      Stephanie Henkel 

      6 years ago from USA

      Brett.Tesol - Thanks, Brett! I'm sure you Brits have something that draws equally fanatic fans! :) Thanks for the share!

    • Stephanie Henkel profile imageAUTHOR

      Stephanie Henkel 

      6 years ago from USA

      Kathleen Cochran - Pitchers and catchers? That's a whole new sport isn't it? Oh, nooooo... not baseball! :)

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      Kathleen Cochran 

      6 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      The let down? Pitchers and catchers report in two weeks!

    • Brett.Tesol profile image

      Brett Caulton 

      6 years ago from Asia

      Up and funny, you definitely took a unique angle on this. Not something we do in the UK, I don't think many watch it at all, but we have our equivalents lol.

      Thanks for SHARING.

    • Stephanie Henkel profile imageAUTHOR

      Stephanie Henkel 

      6 years ago from USA

      HappyBoomerNurse - Have fun watching the game! Stay out of trouble! :)

    • Stephanie Henkel profile imageAUTHOR

      Stephanie Henkel 

      6 years ago from USA

      Millionaire Tips - It is crazy out there, isn't it! It's hard to believe how many salty, fatty, high calorie snacks will be consumed tonight. Mmmmm.... :)

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      Gail Sobotkin 

      6 years ago from South Carolina

      Funny hub. I don't always watch the super bowl but I'm doing so tonight because I lived in NY State for 30 years and love the Giants.

      Voted up, funny and interesting.

      Now I'm off to watch the game....

      I don't drink or gamble and am not a poor loser so I thankfully won't regret watching the game no matter who winds, (though I hope it's the Giants). Smile

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      Shasta Matova 

      6 years ago from USA

      I went grocery shopping today Stephanie, and the store was very crowded. What was I thinking?! I have already suffered enough. You have convinced me not to watch!

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