Let's play BINGO

Of course, the gridiron action is important, but Super Bowl Sunday is about more than football. It's about the creative commercials, the halftime show, good beer and great food.

So when you throw that grand game-watching party next weekend, bring out the Super Bowl bingo boards so your guests can track everything from commentator cliches to nacho sightings.

Here's one board to get you started. Download the rest at www.mercurynews.com/eat-drink-play.

-- Jackie Burrell and Joan Morris

Commentator verb-izes a noun

"They came here to play football."

Reference to frigid weather

A touchdown dance

Red-hot chile peppers in your food

Red Hot Chili Peppers

"That turnover is going to cost them."

A butt pat

Crazy fan in the stands

Chicken wing sighting

"A circus catch"

Halftime wardrobe malfunction

"The refs are letting them play."

"The play is getting chippy."

John Madden name drop

"That was a good non-call"

Shot of any player's hot wife

Player crying on the sidelines

Any mention of last year's game when the lights went out

Coach having a conniption

Gatorade shower

Shot of an owner pouting or cheering in their luxury boxes

"They're going under the hood to review the play."