It can be challenging to work out what to do with yourself when the referee whistles for halftime. Whether you are elated with the scoreline, slightly concerned or you’ve given up all hope, it can often feel like an eternity between halves, and you need to find a few ways to fill the time. Most fans will have their own routines to fill the time, but if you find yourself twiddling your thumbs or if you are looking for a new way to occupy yourself during the break, then read on for a few suggestions for what to do at half-time.
• Watch The Half-Time Show
The most obvious (and easiest) thing to do is to stay sitting on the couch and watch the halftime show. You may disagree with everything that the pundits have to say, but it can be interesting to hear different opinions as well as view the stats from the game and highlights. If your team is down, however, you may want to find another way to occupy yourself!
• Fix Yourself A Snack
Half-time is the perfect time to fix yourself a snack to enjoy during the rest of the game. What’s more, there are many tantalizing snack recipes from places like Delish to consider which are perfect for watching football with a few cold ones.
• Go For A Walk
The healthy option is to take a short stroll, and this is a good idea if you have been sitting down for a lengthy period of time. It does not have to be far as you won’t want to miss a minute of the action, but even a short stroll around the block can be good for your health as stated by Mayo Clinic and allow you to focus on something else for a short while.
• Place A Few Bets
Placing a few bets on the action through a betting website like Unibet is an excellent way to pass the time while also mak-ing the game a little bit more interesting for the second half or you could look to place bets on other games or even sports.
• Browse Social Media
Whether you are a social media lover or hater, there’s no denying that it is a fantastic resource for sports, particularly the NFL! See what your friends, experts, and even current players are saying about the action and get involved with the debate. It can be good fun and make you think about the game differently.
• Make Your Own Analysis
Following on from this, it can be good fun to create your own analysis for the game so far and write it down. Doing so will help you to think on a deeper level about the action and consider changes that need to happen in the second half. You can check out this article from SB Nation for tips. Who knows, you may even discover that you have a skill for this and you could create your own football analysis website/channel!
The above suggestions are just a few ideas for ways in which you can fill time during half-time during a football game. It can be a tricky period no matter what the score is and you will want to find a way to kill time so that the second half comes round quickly.