You’ve surely heard the expression “You are what you eat,” but that is particularly true when it comes to the biggest sporting event of the year. What you put on your plate during the big game can probably say a lot about your personality (or the traits of the other people at the party you’re attending).
First, pick your favorite game day food from the following contenders: cheap beer, vegetarian chili, potato skins, six-foot hero, buffalo wings, guacamole, and pizza. Then, scroll down to read some serious and not-so-serious facts about you.
If what you most look forward to about the big game is cracking open a brewski from a brand that you loved in college, then you are the dreaded person that regularly comments on old Facebook photos from freshman year, bringing them back to the top of all your friends’ feeds. You have no less than four tees with your alma mater’s name plastered across the front and you’re absolutely the life of the party when your crew goes back for reunion events.
If you’re the person that brings along a healthier twist on a classic, you’ll have to admit that you’re that guy who can’t stop talking about how CrossFit changed your life. Sure, your friends might roll their eyes when you talk about what the latest “new kale” is, but you’re the gym buddy that everyone wants in their corner when they’re trying to snap into shape. Get our Vegetarian Chili recipe, or try this Vegan Instant Pot Chili recipe.
Are potato skins your weakness? Then you believe that Sundays are a sacred day…to be spent at your favorite neighborhood bar. At your preferred watering hole, you’ve got “your table,” are on a first name basis with all the waitstaff, and know exactly how long it takes to get from your place to the pub without missing a single second of the game. Your life is like “Cheers,” but with a more up-to-date wardrobe and without the live studio audience.
Is a sandwich taller than you your jam? Then you’re used to feeding a crowd because you’re the parent of your friend group (or you’re actually a parent). You’re the person who your pals rely on to bail them out of trouble (or, ahem, the drunk tank that one time). You would be mad about all the times you’ve had to play caretaker if you didn’t have hilarious incriminating photos on your phone. Try our Italian Deli Blowout Sandwich recipe on for size.
If buffalo wings are your thing, then you’re the person who actually cares about the action on the field. You’re here to watch every flag and pass, not to chit-chat, and are running the pool at work and at the party. You’re happy to answer questions about how football actually works—just not during the game. Check out our tips for the crispiest baked wings ever, and if you’re That Person but don’t do chicken anymore, try our Baked Vegan Buffalo Cauliflower with Vegan Blue Cheese Sauce.
Hovering near the guac and chips like your life depends on it? Then it’s because you’re not too worried about catching every second of the game. All that matters are the commercials, right? (And the halftime performance du jour, of course.)
If ‘za has your heart, then you’re not here to try to reinvent the wheel. You’re going to order from the spot that your parents ordered from growing up and talk about how great your hometown team is all night—even if they were eliminated way earlier in the season. Your pals would get irritated with you if they didn’t love you so much for being loyal. If you’re looking for other delivery options, check out the best gourmet pizzas you can order online.