FanDuel - WFBC

January 28, 2004

Dont' believe the hype!: Snopes.com sets the record straight on a bunch of old Super Bowl BS, including exploding toilets, the stock market and wife-beating. Also: how do SpoFiers plan to spend their Super Bowls?

posted by wfrazerjr to football at 08:46 AM - 22 comments

Going to a Super Bowl chili cookoff :) Wife and I took second last year, and we aim to win it all in 2004! ;)

posted by scully at 09:37 AM on January 28

I'll be in Indy with my gf, celebrating her birthday. For the actual Super Bowl, however, I'll be in my car driving home, so I may be the only man in America not watching it on the tube.

posted by wfrazerjr at 09:56 AM on January 28

Going to the batting cage with the baseball team, then sitting at a bar and watching on a big screen TV.

posted by vito90 at 10:16 AM on January 28

I'm gonna get drunk and watch this whole city burn.

posted by rocketman at 10:24 AM on January 28

I'm watching it at a bar, with a hundred other screaming Carolina fans.

posted by corpse at 10:24 AM on January 28

watching it with my dad, brother and bf.

posted by jerseygirl at 10:30 AM on January 28

Sitting somewhere with a beer in one hand and the hose of my shisha in the other, praying that if there's ever a nuke at a Super Bowl that it's not this year as my girlfriend lives about 3/4ths of a mile from the stadium.

posted by Ufez Jones at 10:36 AM on January 28

wfrazerjr: I might also be in a car on my way home (unless I can get on the road early and traffic isn't too bad)...coming from a conference....on sports sociology! What kind of sports sociologist schedules a conference the same weekend as the SuperBowl? Oh wait, don't answer that question .....

posted by smithers at 10:40 AM on January 28

The same thing I've done for the past 7 years: get together with the poker buddies, play 6 hours of poker while making wild-ass side bets on the game. Such bets have included:

  • John Madden saying "Now here's the thing..." or "Boom!" in the next 10 minutes.
  • A gratuitous cheerleader shot will be before the next commercial break.
  • Which team suffers the first injury requiring being carried/carted/helped off.
  • If either of the final scores will be a prime number.

posted by grum@work at 10:51 AM on January 28

I expect the wife and I to be home alone, eating a roasted chicken and bok choy around 6:30, with me blogging the ads in real time (or at least I did the past two SBs). Sadly, I no longer drink enough alcohol to be worth mentioning. OT: Smithers, after your mentioning this conference I trundled over to your blog where I found the latest entry, the quote from Michel Foucault, and now my head hurts. How can you post something like that with no comment or explanation?

posted by billsaysthis at 12:14 PM on January 28

I'm not sure of the time difference, but I already have the Monday booked off work. American Football is normally on late here so I imagine I'll be sat at home swilling beers until the early hours, probably snacking on anything "American" I can find at my local supermarket.

posted by squealy at 12:29 PM on January 28

I'm hosting a mini-party for a couple of my buddies and my girlfriend, who's decided on a Mexican theme. Don't ask me.

posted by kirkaracha at 12:31 PM on January 28

Since it starts just before midnight, I guess I'll be at home with a bottle of wine...

posted by salmacis at 01:42 PM on January 28

grum: are there people that actually bet against the Madden or cheerleaders props? billsaysthis: I'm sorry...I'm still trying to pull together the fragments myself...the backlinks from the Foucault quote to earlier work help somewhat... kirkaracha: if Mexican means burritos and Coronas, then your party sounds like a hit....

posted by smithers at 02:27 PM on January 28

i'll be at a hotel in Switzerland. asleep I guess. interesting Super Bowl fact: this is the second Super Bowl in a row for which I have been living in Scotland but have not been home in Scotland to watch (not that I have a TV anyway, but you know). But otherwise I will be probably dreaming of good food and beer and a good game of some sort.

posted by gspm at 03:01 PM on January 28

i'm doing mexican over here too for what will now be a bigger crowd than first anticipated.

posted by jerseygirl at 03:05 PM on January 28

I'm doing a Madden tournament after the game. That'll be the highlight, I'm sure.

posted by jeffmshaw at 04:40 PM on January 28

The same thing I've done for the past 7 years: get together with the poker buddies, play 6 hours of poker while making wild-ass side bets on the game. Such bets have included: * If either of the final scores will be a prime number. Wow, do you have an Argos jersey with "GEEK" on the back? :)

posted by wfrazerjr at 05:02 PM on January 28

I'm actually getting more excited by the NBA games on prior. God, I'm bitter.

posted by forksclovetofu at 07:22 PM on January 28

Wow, do you have an Argos jersey with "GEEK" on the back? :) I prefer "nerd", thank you very much. And it's a Leaf jersery. And 10 of the last 13 Super Bowls have had at least one team finish with a prime number (7, 13, 17 (3 times), 19 (2 times), 23, 31, 37), so it's a pretty good bar bet to make sometime. Overall, it's been 20 of the 37 Super Bowls, including Super Bowls IV (Chiefs 23, Vikings 7) and XIV (Steelers 31, Rams 19) where BOTH teams had prime numbers.

posted by grum@work at 07:47 AM on January 29

I'm hitting up a decent party (around 30 regulars) with some stupid amount of food and alcohol. Now..... what jersey to wear. And, of course, after realizing that I have too many boxes in too many pools, trying to figure out if I won any loot.

posted by djspicerack at 11:38 AM on January 29

Introducing my bloody ceasar to my american buds. I use V8, and I'm baffled why anyone would want the taste of seafood in an alcoholic beverage.

posted by garfield at 11:57 AM on January 29

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