>For most of the past 10 years, I’ve gone to Las Vegas for the Super Bowl. If you haven’t done this, I highly suggest it. The party atmosphere is great, but it’s not out of control like I’ve heard about New Year’s Eve. Most people are there because the combination of gambling, football, and drinking calls them. Before the NFL decided that gambling is a no-no (but committing various felonies is OK), there used to be these great parties at every hotel. You would pay $50 and get all the stadium food you could eat and booze you could drink. Now, they aren’t allowed to charge you for a party, but they show the game in various venues and have food and drink to buy. Similar, but apparently different enough to circumvent the NFLs weird rules.
Regardless, I completely enjoy the proposition bets. Of course, I don’t usually make them, but I like guessing what will be the first score of the game (touchdown, field goal or safety), first team to call a timeout, and will the defense score? And every year, they have bets that are unique to whatever the hell is going on in the world. This year, I found a website with some pretty funny ones. I personally enjoy “What Color will the Gatorade be that is dumped on the Head Coach of the Winning Super Bowl Team?” I’ll take the lime green!