Championship weekend often produces better football than the Super Bowl, so why wait and waste the viewing party opportunity? With every team from the NFC East out of the playoffs, the games are inherently better. So, pull up a couch, a pitcher of beverages or three, and spend a glorious Sunday in front of the television.
You are doubtlessly not a fan of the San Francisco 49ers or the Atlanta Falcons, and don't think the networks aren't lamenting it. If the prospect of excellent football is not enough, you can always turn to drinking and gambling. We've got you covered on both.
Start by filling the bathtub with the commemorative NFC Championship cocktail. Northern California's own Square One Organic Spirits make an obvious liquor choice. We cannot, in good conscience, advise something so wonderful, and pricey, sure, for a drinking game. Northern California's other, SKYY Vodka, then, is an excellent option.
Disney has concocted an amazing SKYY Vodka Pomegranate Limeade. If you can recreate that, do it. Otherwise, simply pick your favorite SKYY flavor and pour ginger ale in it. You can't go wrong. Divide your co-watchers into two teams. Everyone who knows how to spell Colin Kaepernick can be on the 49ers side, and everyone else will be for the Falcons.
The 49er Team -
If the Falcons score on their 1st drive, take 1 drink
If the '9ers score on their 1st drive, give 1 drink
Every time T.Gonzalez converts on 3rd down, take 1
Every time Kaepernick hands off, take 1
Every time Keapernick throws, take 1 (In case it's not obvious, you want Kaepernick to run the ball)
If Randy Moss catches a ball, give 2
If Randy Moss catches a touchdown, everyone finishes their drink
The Falcon Team -
For every 49ers TD, take 1 drink
Every Kaepernick rushing first down, 1 drink
If Kaepernick scores a rushing TD, finish your drink
Every time Michael Turner loses yardage, take 1
If Turner runs outside the tackles, give 1
If Turner catches a pass, give 2