The Universe Weekly Hashtag: #NotSoSuperBowl

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The Super Bowl is not just a football game. It’s the ultimate display of athletic prowess of the United States’ most popular sport, as well as a chance for companies to advertise their products in the most creative way possible. It’s a time for family and friends to get together and celebrate what it really means to be an American.

It can also be a disaster.

The biggest sporting event of the year creates a lot of pressure: pressure to win the game, pressure to perform well, pressure to throw the perfect party, pressure to ensure that a 30-second commercial generates enough revenue to cover the cost of the spot. So many things could go wrong.

The ball flies over the head of Peyton Manning and into the end zone for a safety. It was all downhill from there. (Kevin C. Cox / Getty Images)
Jamie Squire
NEW ORLEANS, LA – FEBRUARY 03: A general view of the Superdome after a sudden power outage in the second quarter during Super Bowl XLVII at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on February 3, 2013, in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

While our civilian Super Bowl fails probably aren’t as visible, they can be just as funny (or just as heart-wrenching, depending on your point of view). Celebrate the Seahawks-Patriots game by sharing your past Super Bowl mishaps on Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #NotSoSuperBowl. How do you cope when your team fails, and what horrors have you experienced?

“Last year, I made the mistake of wearing a Broncos shirt to my Seattle-based family’s SB party. They still haven’t stopped teasing me #NotSoSuperBowl”

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