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10 things you can do Sunday besides watching Tom Brady win the Super Bowl

January 31, 2018 Updated: January 31, 2018 at 4:07 pm
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A Super Bowl where Tom Brady, Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots win another championship? No thank you.

For this Denver Broncos fan, Sunday's big game is a hard pass. The good news is, if you're tired of seeing the same team win or simply aren't a football fan, there are plenty of other things to do:

1. Deal with your DVR backlog - Cut the list to a more reasonable size by taking a big bite out of it during the Super Bowl. The newly released Netflix series "Altered Carbon" would be a great show to binge-watch.

2. Play video games - Your favorite team didn't make it into the big game? There's a way to fix that. Play some "Madden 18" on your Xbox or PlayStation, and rewrite history.

3. Go to the movies - The Academy Awards will air March 4, so Sunday might be a good time to catch up on any of the best picture nominees you haven't seen.

4. Make some soup - If it seems like every day is celebrated for some reason, you won't be surprised that Sunday is National Homemade Soup Day. I'm partial to a nice French onion.

5. Celebrate a celebrity's birthday - Alice Cooper, Clint Black, Natalie Imbruglia, Oscar De La Hoya and Conrad Bain were all born Feb. 4. It's a birthdate shared by Charles Lindbergh and Rosa Parks, as well.

6. Go for a run - On Super Bowl Sunday, more than 1,000 people will race in the Super Half Marathon and Game Day 5K in downtown Colorado Springs. The first 650 to finish the half marathon receive a medal. You can register at pprrun.org.

7. Enjoy some retail therapy - While others watch the game, you might get a few things done. Skip to the front of the line and hit up your favorite stores without fighting traffic.

8. Watch a sports movie or TV show - Netflix, Hulu and Amazon have a variety of sports films and TV series available. I'd suggest Amazon's "America's Game - The Super Bowl Champions," which presents an in-depth look at every Super Bowl winner since 2008. I enjoy the episode that features Super Bowl 50 and the Broncos.

9. Hit the mountains - Super Bowl games tend to make the slopes a lot less crowded, so if you're a skier or rider, Sunday is a great day to take advantage. Some places even offer discounted lift tickets.

10. Watch the commercials - One of the few times people enjoy watching commercials is during the Super Bowl. With brands such as Skittles, Kia, Doritos and Bud Light putting forth their best efforts, you're more likely to see something unique. However, in the digital age, waiting for the game to see the ads is not necessary.

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