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Friday open thread: What is your favorite non-football part of the Super Bowl?

We love football, but the Super Bowl is a spectacle of all forms of entertainment. Which is your favorite?

Pepsi Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

We love the Super Bowl. It’s one of the few days of the year that the rest of the country relates to all of our unhealthy obsessions with football. We get together, have some food and drinks that we will regret on Monday, and if we have time, watch a football game.

The Super Bowl has become such a big part of our culture that often times the game itself becomes second nature. There are gaudy pre-game and halftime shows to watch, overly produced commercials to complain about, petty gambling to obsess over and parties filled with people that know nothing of the sport.

While all of that can be a bit annoying, there’s something comforting about the annual tradition. So today’s Question of the Day is:

What is your favorite non-football part of Super Bowl Sunday?

My answer: Playing Squares. I can’t describe why I get so excited about Squares, but it makes the game exciting, even when we’re in the midst of a blowout. If you don’t know what Squares is—as I discovered Chris Lemieux didn’t on our super secret Super Bowl mini-PODcast, coming soon to your earholes—you can read about it here.

It’s just a small Super Bowl tradition that gets football fans and non-football fans alike excited about the game. And if I can win a little bit of cash on the side, even better.

Your turn.