Great news! Super Bowl XLV tickets are still available. For those of you who want only the best, second row on the 50 yard line will run you a cool 23,717 clams or you can economize and opt for the end zone nosebleed section for $2664. Parking is extra.
For the rest of us, Adweek estimates 110 million, we’ll be watching Sunday’s Super Bowl game way off the sidelines – in our homes, at parties, or in the nearest big-screen establishment. We are a nation that loves football and celebrations. In fact, at-home Super Bowl parties are more common than New Years Eve parties. Unfortunately, with Super Bowl Sunday also comes a 55.4% increase in vehicle fatalities. In 2009, 65 people were killed in drunk-driving crashes related to Super Bowl parties.
If possible, plan your own celebration. Invite your friends, eat your own food and plan your own fun. Even another room in the house will be a great place to hold festivities. No matter where you celebrate, don’t forget what you know when it comes to drinking and driving. Not only can underage drinking get your license revoked, drivers who have been drinking are less likely to use their seat belt. Teen driving + drunk driving + not wearing a seatbelt = horrible odds.
It’s just not worth it.