5 MUST pay attention to notes during the game!
It is estimated that 100 million people will be watching Super Bowl 2020 on Sunday February the 2nd, 2020! And since Islam is a strong supporter of both sports and quality family time, I took upon myself to invite my Muslim community to make the most of this opportunity.
Here are some tips on how to make Super Bowl 2020 the one of the best Islamic sports events of the year.
If you go out with friends to watch the game, make sure to order alcohol free beverages. It is not only “cool” to be alcohol free; it is also trendy to the point that businesses are catching up with the desired healthy alcohol-free lifestyle of consumers.
Rising prevalence of mental and physical health concerns in addition to DUIs and other intoxication related crimes urged the manufacturers to launch alcohol-free beverages. Global Market Insights estimates that a market that was valued at over USD 13.5 billion in 2016 is anticipated to witness over 7.5% Compound Annual Growth Rate up to 25 Billion USD in 2024.
Being alcohol free is as cool as being “green”: recycling, eating healthy, exercising and more.
So go ahead, give yourself the permission to proudly order alcohol free beverages knowing your religion protects you from many mental and physical problems by inviting you to have an alcohol free lifestyle.
Please note: some “alcohol free” beverages still contain 0.05 alcohol, so make sure to read the label.
2. If you are not going out, invite family and friends over!
Sport time can be family time, too.
You don’t have to love, play or follow games to host a Super Bowl Party. Use the opportunity to invite loved ones, especially those with teens, to experience a new family activity in a safe environment.
3. Use this opportunity to strengthen your relationships.
A-Bond with your partner.
If your partner is into sports, or interested to watch the game, support him or her, even if you are not as interested.
It does not take much effort to create a fun and comfortable environment, so your partner enjoys the game and you enjoy being the one that made that joy a possibility.
Pop some popcorn, get some drinks, order food, wear a cool shirt — maybe of your partners team, and plan for an exciting evening.
If you both enjoy the game equally, then you are one blessed couple.
B-Give your partner space
If your partner wants to go out, give him, or her the space to do so. If you know that your partner likes to watch the game with his/her friends, be the 1st to wish them a good time.
In a good functioning relationship, partners are happy when they see the other party happy, socializing and maintaining healthy circles of friend and family.
4. Look for a human rights and equality-promoting message in the ads!
I personally enjoy ads more than anything else. I believe ads teach so much about people, cultures, environments and businesses.
Good news is that as advocacy and rights are becoming a “thing” in our society, companies use the ads to spread important messages, in addition to advertising for their products. During previous Super Bowls, several companies stood up for equality and inclusion with powerful and poignant advertisements. For instance, Always’ “Like a girl” advocated for gender equality. Airbnb’s “#WeAccept” ad, which said “We believe no matter who you are, where you’re from, who you love or who you worship, we all belong. The world is more beautiful the more you accept.”
“#WeAccept” was created to criticize President Trump’s travel ban.
5. Embrace the culture!
I don’t know which part of the world you are from, but I have a minor Arab gene in me, and hearing that hummus, chickpea dip, has its own commercial made me happy! After all, we introduced Hummus to non-Arabs.
Given that Fox is charging as much as $5.6 million for a 30-second spot in the game this year, hummus must be doing well.
When you watch the game, and you see that ad, use the opportunity to proudly let your friends, children, and coworker know, Hummus came from our part of the World.
Finally give yourself permission to enjoy life. If you think the other 100 million that are going to watch the game are wasting their time, don’t be one of them, go read a book!
Whatever you do, take time to appreciate yourself and your surroundings.
I still encourage you to watch the game!