In America, though, we celebrate our favorite sport with boatloads of liquor, oceans of beer, billions of chicken wings, and the robot who was once Madonna.
And obviously, it's way better to enjoy these all-American footballin' festivities in the flatscreen paradise of South Florida's sportsbar scene. Not your smelly living room.
So here are Miami's six best all-you-can-drink parties for Super Bowl 2012.
6. 3 & Out Irish Sports Tavern, 13067 SW 112th St., Kendall.
Classic, old-style football watch party with tons of BBQ. All the beer and wine you can drink, all the ribs, chicken, and pork sandwiches you can eat, and a tailgate party out back with passin' and kickin' contests as well as a big ol' flatscreen TV. Only $50.
5. Mango Martini, 6125 Miami Lakes Dr., Miami Lakes.
Before it became a disco hangout, it was a sports bar. And Sunday, it turns back time. The big game'll be on the big screen while you scarf all-you-can-eat buffet with wings, wraps, subs, nachos, dips, and more -- plus unlimited well liquors and beer. Only $35.
4. Strike Miami, 11401 NW 12th St., Doral.
If you think the next best thing to football is bowling, this place will get you so wasted that you'll be throwing gutter balls down the bar. Minimum parties of eight people get unlimited bowling (shoes included) and unlimited draft beer, plus all you can eat buffet. Only $44 per person.
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3. Monty's Sunset, 300 Alton Rd., Miami Beach.
All-day pool party bash with pre-kickoff specials, endless mimosas for the ladies, draft beer deals, 60-cent wings, and 20 TVs for the big game -- not to mention live music by Brendan O'Hara and DJ Jeremia. And it's free.
2. Burger and Beer Joint, 900 S. Miami Ave., Brickell.
Miller Lite party with specials on buckets, bottles, and $6 Jager shots, a 70-inch projection screen, and Florida's only Miller Lite RV live with the Miller Lite girls.
1. Miller's Ale House, 13603 S. Dixie Hwy., Pinecrest.
Unlimited food. Unlimited beer and liquor. We repeat ... Unlimited food. Unlimited beer and liquor. Reservations strongly encouraged. Only $50.