Superbowl Sunday – living in Japan I can only remember it with fondness. It was by far the best skiing day of the year when I was growing up. Sure, the Superbowl was great, but nothing compared to being able to ski up to a lift without having to wait for anyone in line in front of you on a Sunday afternoon. I’d get in the most ski runs on this day making it the best ski value day of the year.
While millions are glued to their TV sets watching the commercials (and occasionally the game), you can have one of the most productive days all year doing whatever activity you love to do. That is because while most places will still be open, there will hardly be a soul out in the streets. If there is some activity that you love to do that always seems crowded, this is the day to do it. Whatever the activity is, there will be a fraction of the people there doing it on Superbowl Sunday.
If you don’t have a particular activity that is calling, you still have a perfect opportunity to be massively productive. If you have a list of errands that have been piling up, Superbowl Sunday is the day to do them. You will be able to accomplish what normally would take several days due to the light traffic, lines in stores and all around lack of crowds everywhere. Even the busiest of malls will look sparse come Sunday afternoon.
In the end, you won’t be missing anything. All the highlights will be available in the news or on youtube. All the commercials will be available on the Internet so you can discuss them with others around the water cooler Monday morning. Nobody will even know that you didn’t watch and in the process, you will have a squeaky clean to-do list.
And if you happen to be skiing, I’m jealous…