It’s a tradition. One of the most American ways to celebrate Super Sunday is with the Super Bowl 52 Drinking Game. No one expects anybody to be doing real work the day after the Super Bowl (some have even called for that Monday to be a national holiday), so why not go all out?
Of course, you need to drink responsibly, and to do it right it’s important to maintain a steady level throughout the event. From the pregame festivities, to the final whistle and the postgame ceremony afterward, here is a Super Bowl 52 Drinking Game to keep your party rocking through the night.
Grab your favorite adult beverage and get settled in just before 6:15 p.m. ET in order to get the big game started right. PINK should give a stirring rendition of the national anthem with her powerful voice, and then we have the coin toss. The pregame rules ensure that you will at least have your beverage cracked open, but your pallet won’t be quenched yet.
1 drink if PINK’s hair color is anything but white/blonde
5 drinks if any player takes knee during national anthem
2 drinks if player calls tails
2 drinks if coin lands on tails
3 drinks if coin lands on heads
2 drinks if winning player takes ball first
3 drinks if winning player defers to second half
To paraphrase Paul Revere, “One if by land, two if by air.” Everyone loves touchdowns, so use these as a happy occasion to take a drink or two. The over/under in this game is relatively high for a Super Bowl, so you should be able to keep a steady buzz throughout the expected touchdown spree.
1 drink for every rushing touchdown
2 drinks for every passing touchdown
3 drinks for every special teams touchdown
5 drinks for every defensive touchdown
When a team boots the ball it’s usually not a time for celebration, but it is with this drinking game. You’re going to have to take a drink for every kicking-related activity. The heaviest drinking will come when the most exciting plays happen such as a trick play, onside kick or blocked kick. And if a coach tries to ice a kicker, consider yourself iced.
1 drink for every kickoff
3 drinks for onside kick attempt
5 drinks for successful onside kick recovery
1 drink for made extra point
3 drinks for missed extra point
1 drink for made field goal
3 drinks for missed field goal
5 drinks for punt downed inside 5-yard line
5 drinks if coach uses timeout to “ice” kicker
10 drinks for blocked punt or field goal
10 drinks for fake punt or field goal
Don’t be sad when your team commits a turnover; take a sip instead. Every turnover is worth three drinks, while a fumble recovered by the offense is worth just one. Be on the lookout when Nick Foles is under center, as he is more likely to throw a pick than Tom Brady.
1 drink for every fumble
3 drinks for every fumble recovery by defense
3 drinks for every interception
There are bound to be a decent amount of drinks in this category with Philadelphia’s defensive line involved. The Eagles front has had its way with opposing offensive lines during the playoffs, disrupting the rhythm of both Atlanta and Minnesota’s attack in the trenches. Fletcher Cox alone should be responsible for a few downed drinks at your party.
1 drink for every sack
3 drinks for every sack/fumble
1 drink for every tackle for a loss
While the game is at a standstill, you can keep your buzz going. There is around a 50/50 chance for a coach to succeed on a challenge these days, and there are typically two or three challenges per game. That will keep your inebriated night going, even with the football action on hiatus.
1 drink for every challenge
2 drinks for call upheld
3 drinks for call overturned
When that yellow flag comes out, it’s time to turn your drink up. You should probably have a separate drink (not a mixed drink!) for penalties considering how often flags tend to fly in the NFL. Although both of these teams are pretty clean when it comes to discipline, be prepared to finish your drink if someone commits an offense worthy of an ejection.
1 drink for offensive or defensive holding
2 drinks for defensive pass interference
3 drinks for offensive pass interference
5 drinks for personal foul
10 drinks if any player is ejected
If there is an injured player on the field, take a knee, say a prayer and raise your glass.
1 drink for every injury timeout
3 drinks for any player that enters injury tent
5 drinks if player leaves due to concussion
Al Michaels is legendary in Las Vegas circles for his subtle references to gambling during a broadcast, and you can be sure he will make one or two on Super Sunday. That goes double if the big game is a blowout, and Michaels is trying to keep viewers entertained.
Getting the notoriously curmudgeon Bill Belichick to smile is cause for great celebration. It should be welcomed appropriately with plenty of drinks and chest bumps.
1 drink every time a celebrity is shown
1 drink every time “concussion” is said
1 drink every time “underdog” is said
2 drinks every time “Gronk” is said
2 drinks every time “dynasty” is said
3 drinks every time “Rocky” is said
3 drinks for every gambling reference
3 drinks every time “greatest of all time or GOAT” is said
5 drinks if Donald Trump is shown
20 drinks if Bill Belichick smiles during game
During any other NFL game throughout the season, it’s acceptable to not pay attention or flip over to another channel during halftime. However, during the Super Bowl, you have to tune in to see what all the non-football fans will be talking about the next day.
Justin Timberlake is partially responsible for this category. No one will forget what happened when he took the stage with Janet Jackson more than a decade ago, but it seems like the NFL is ready to move on from the incident. JT should be on his best behavior, but if he’s not, be ready for some fireworks and swigs of booze.
3 drinks if Justin Timberlake appears in headware
3 drinks for every cover song by Justin Timberlake
10 drinks if member of NSYNC makes appearance
15 drinks if Britney Spears makes appearance
20 drinks if there is a wardrobe malfunction
Anheuser-Busch is going to keep you in the drinking mood during its commercials. We are likely to see the brewing giant return with some humor this Super Sunday after making a statement with last year’s lone Super Bowl piece.
Dilly, Dilly has been a rallying cry at bars across the country, and Bud Light is sure to have something special cooked up for its immensely popular ad campaign.
1 drink every time “Dilly” is said
1 drink for every alcohol commercial
2 drinks every time a dog is shown
2 drinks for every Doritos commercial
3 drinks every time Peyton Manning is seen
After the game, be sure to have people stick around for the postgame in order to keep the libations flowing. On the off chance that either Brady or Belichick decide to call it a career on camera, go ahead and mark the momentous occasion with a cold one.
1 drink if Tom Brady wins MVP
3 drinks if Rob Gronkowski wins MVP
5 drinks if Nick Foles wins MVP
10 drinks if Tom Brady announces retirement
20 drinks if Bill Belichick announces retirement
These rules are meant to have a little fun with your evening, but don’t be a jerk and try to enforce them if your buddy is on the strugglebus. Do not drink and drive, and if you are planning on getting sloshed, make sure to clear it with your host beforehand and bring a pillow.
No matter where you are or whom you’re drinking with, be sure not to overdo it. Have fun and enjoy the game responsibly.
Disclaimer: Super Bowl 52 Drinking Game is for entertainment purposes only. GetMoreSports.com does not endorse or recommend underage alcohol consumption, overconsumption of alcohol or drinking alcohol and operating a motor vehicle.
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