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Super Bowl plans for non-football fans

Go team! Wait, you don't even know who's playing? Who cares.

Super Bowl season is upon us, America, and it's time to celebrate.

Here's how to make the most of the Super Bowl, even if you can't tell the difference between a touchdown and a ... hold on... well, it doesn't matter. Go sports!

Join a Super Bowl bracket

You're more likely to win big in a
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You're more likely to win big in a Super Bowl bracket than in Powerball. For some pro tips, check out this Harvard Sports Analysis of which squares and numbers to pick for most likely wins.

Indulge in a chocolate football

Boston-based Phillips Chocolates makes realistic NFL replica footballs
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Boston-based Phillips Chocolates makes realistic NFL replica footballs ... out of chocolate! No pigskin, just milk chocolate and white chocolate laces are used to make this impressive treat. If you care about who's playing, request wrapping in your team's colors to display this magnificent chocolate creation on the included football stand. $42.50, phillipschocolate.com

Bid on a designer football

50 CFDA designers, including Rebecca Minkoff, Betsey Johnson,
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50 CFDA designers, including Rebecca Minkoff, Betsey Johnson, Prabal Gurung, Rachel Zoe and many more have designed haute couture footballs for Super Bowl 50. Bids start at $500 and proceeds will benefit the NFL Foundation. Get in the bidding game at nflauction.nfl.com.

Cook up some spicy chicken wings

If you're more comfortable in the kitchen than
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If you're more comfortable in the kitchen than shouting for a catch on the field, score major points on Super Bowl Sunday by making these spicy wings from Chef Shane Lyons of Distilled. We have the recipe here.

Watch the commercials

You've heard this before, but think about it:
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You've heard this before, but think about it: How often do you actually watch commercials on live TV? Instead of memorizing the same three ads on your Hulu Plus shows, you'll be surprisingly entertained by some of the Super Bowl commercials, plus you'll have something to contribute to Super Bowl chatter on Monday.

Stuff your face with taquitos

How often do you satisfy yourself with as
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How often do you satisfy yourself with as many taquitos as you can consume in one sitting? Taquitoria is offering special buffalo chicken taquitos -- i.e. "Buffalitos" -- to pop right in your mouth. The saucy chicken is braised in a proprietary bloody mary mix and then blended with house-made buffalo sauce. The taquitos are accompanied by blue cheese ranch dressing, extra buffalo sauce and pickled carrot and celery chips. You can also pig out with special pizza taquitos, which are stuffed with pepperoni, mozzarella, marinara sauce and oregano rolled inside a crispy, deep-fried tortilla. $50 for 40 taquitos, 168 Ludlow St., 212-780-0121, taquitoria.com

Crack open a football piñata

It's not everyday you get to vent your
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It's not everyday you get to vent your pent-up New York frustrations on a piñata, so why not take advantage of this festive occasion and score a few extra points cracking open this piñata themed like something you hate. $17 at partycity.com

Watch Puppy Bowl XXI

You don't have to be any type of
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You don't have to be any type of sports fan to enjoy the adorableness of the Puppy Bowl! The annual tournament featuring fluffy baby animals will air on Animal Planet at 3 p.m. on Feb. 7. Woof!

DRINK!

Our official Superbowl Sunday drinking game is as
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Our official Superbowl Sunday drinking game is as follows: Every time you don't understand a play or know the score, drink a lot. And each time you check social media during the game, drink some more.

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