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By: Emily Kleinburd

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5 Tips for an Un-Super Bowl Game Day in Denver

As an avid Eagles fan and a Broncos supporter, the NFL playoffs started off badly and only got worse. I went into the playoffs hoping for a short laundry list of things, including a Broncos Super Bowl Championship and a loss from the Cowboys, Patriots and Seahawks. Because my fantasy football list did not come true, what do you do when two of your least favorite teams play each other in the biggest game of the year? I’ve thought through some options.

1. You can watch the game
Okay – so this sucks. Is there a way they can both lose? Who will I root for? I can’t root for the Patriots or the Seahawks without compromising my moral integrity, so I don’t think that’s a good option. The commercials will all be on YouTube so that’s not a selling point either. Looks like the game is out. I’m officially not watching the Super Bowl this year.

2. Go on a brewery or distillery tour
There are over 200 breweries in Colorado, and many of them are located within Denver’s city limits. I’m willing to bet there’s a few you haven’t tried yet, and now seems like a good time to do so. Or what about a Stranahan’s tour? The simple fact that the next Super Bowl champion is going to be either the Patriots or the Seahawks definitely makes me want to drink whiskey.

3. Ice skate at the Southwest Rink for free
Who do you think would win if the Patriots and the Seahawks had to play the Super Bowl on ice skates? Do we care? Probably not, but it’s slightly amusing to think about.

4. Go to that restaurant you’ve been dying to try
You know that restaurant you’ve always wanted to go to, but haven’t been able to get a reservation at? Super Bowl Sunday is the perfect day to get a table! Try Acorn, Fuel Cafe, Williams & Graham (speakeasy) or Mercantile if you haven’t already!

5. Ski!
There’s nothing better than an empty slope in Summit County. While I can’t guarantee you’ll be the only one on the mountain, you’ll probably feel a little less crowded than a typical Sunday. Keystone is open until 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, so if you leave when the lifts close and enjoy après ski, you might be home in time to make sure you see absolutely none of the game.

Image source: keystoneresort.com

Image source: keystoneresort.com

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