Hosting a Super Bowl Party

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The bad thing about the SB is that while it won't be super late when it ends, it's still going to be like 10:30. So going to work the next day would suck if you go out or go far for a party.
I think most people wouldn't mind if they started the game at 4:30 ET. Game ends at a more reasonable 830-900pm. I can't imagine it would impact the ratings at all, might even allow them to sneak in more commercials.
 

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I think most people wouldn't mind if they started the game at 4:30 ET. Game ends at a more reasonable 830-900pm. I can't imagine it would impact the ratings at all, might even allow them to sneak in more commercials.
If anything, the Super Bowl is only going start later in future years, if they ever change. It's never going to 4:30pm, although that would be awesome, yes.
 

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A good friend hosts a decent SB party every year. Tons of food, a good crowd, and they have a little bet sheet with a bunch of prop bets. Everyone pays in like $5, and it ends at halftime so people can split if they want to.
Anyway, I only go when the Pats aren't in it. I don't watch the game in seclusion, but i need to be home so I can be my asshole self without having to worry about offending anyone, aside from my wife in the next room, or my buddy watching with me.
 

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Parties are awesome. I hosted 10 of my friends this past weekend for the Championship games. Ordered wings, pizza, and salads, put out M&M's, chips and other garbage food. That said, it was only dudes aged 25 to 45 and there was only one room where we hung out, but the games were watched with interest. It was a blast. I do it every year.

Throw a party, they are fun.
Oh.
 

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Any start before 6:00 ET and they'd start driving away west coast viewers.
 

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A good friend hosts a decent SB party every year. Tons of food, a good crowd, and they have a little bet sheet with a bunch of prop bets. Everyone pays in like $5, and it ends at halftime so people can split if they want to.
So, a friend of mine has been hosting a SB party for well nigh on 30 years, and the current incarnation I've been going to for the last 15 years (except for 2005 and 2008 when we went to the SB--that last occasion convinced us that the downside of going outweighs the upside).

Anyway, it works out really well, and it contains a mix of hardcore (mostly Pats with a couple of not-Pats), middling, and disinterested adults. Probably a total turnout of 30-40 people. Kids mostly hang out in the basement, but don't have to. A set of straight up and prop bets with prizes, but you have to stay to the end of the game to get the prizes.

I think the reason it works so well is the open layout--he has a very large kitchen, that adjoins a very large family room area, and there are multiple ways to sneak in and out of each room without stepping in front of people. He puts out a bunch of folding chairs in addition to the usual couches ringing the family room, the hardcore types sit up front, and the less interested tend to hang farther back and chat about whatever.

Oh, yeah, lots of food.
 

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The key is having a good space for the people that want to watch the game and a separate, good space for people that want to BS. My group of friends does pretty well with it and the party has rotated over the past few years. We're mostly transplants so there aren't a lot of overlapping fans but everybody loves football and all the commercials, halftime, etc. We're hosting this year and the wife knows I'm going to be zoned out. We have another friend coming over to help set up etc. and obviously I'll help clean up but during the actual game....no refilling chips for me unless I'm on my way back with a fresh beer.

Oh, and I suggest borrowing a projector from work if you have a wall for it. A laptop or tablet streaming in the kitchen etc. are also good ways to 'remind' people that there's a game going on and maintain the atmosphere without being a jerk about it.

Kids are the x factor. Growing up I always was at parties and the kids usually were in the basement playing with the pool table, the Atari, or outside running around pre-game, then we'd usually watch the game separate from the adults. I wonder how they convinced us to do that...I guess it was just because there were parties often enough and we always were off, away from the adults. Making mental notes for a few years from now, heh.
 

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Yeah, I don't know. When the Pats are in it, I am not appropriate company for other adults.

Also, enough with all the yammering about commercials and other nonsense. There is a football game on I'd like to actually follow in a genuine way.
 

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It's your team that's the problem, at least here in CT. Invariably one asshole's gonna go all Cheatriots. I'm not even a Pats fan and I'd happily be an accomplice to whatever might befall such an individual.
 

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Starts at 4:30 every year for me.
I guess it does. You're lucky, one of the biggest drags about being on the east coast is sports ending so damn late. The Super Bowl is survivable but I have to give up weeks at a time if I want to watch the world series or the NBA playoffs. And I can't watch Thursday game, or Sunday night games, or Monday night games. It just isn't worth it.
 

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I guess it does. You're lucky, one of the biggest drags about being on the east coast is sports ending so damn late. The Super Bowl is survivable but I have to give up weeks at a time if I want to watch the world series or the NBA playoffs. And I can't watch Thursday game, or Sunday night games, or Monday night games. It just isn't worth it.

I understand completely. Just after moving west, I hated the start of sporting events but once adjusted, it is so much better than East Coast start times.

I do completely support moving the SB to President's Day weekend. It makes no sense whatsoever this hasn't happened yet. Well, it does because NFL but whatever.
 

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I understand completely. Just after moving west, I hated the start of sporting events but once adjusted, it is so much better than East Coast start times.

I do completely support moving the SB to President's Day weekend. It makes no sense whatsoever this hasn't happened yet. Well, it does because NFL but whatever.
You get the better end of the trade, but I remember missing the start of a lot of 10 am games when I moved west.
 

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I guess it does. You're lucky, one of the biggest drags about being on the east coast is sports ending so damn late. The Super Bowl is survivable but I have to give up weeks at a time if I want to watch the world series or the NBA playoffs. And I can't watch Thursday game, or Sunday night games, or Monday night games. It just isn't worth it.
Tell me about it - try watching from London! One of my distant, near-zero probability hopes is that a London franchise gets added - i.e. Jaguars move to Twickenham - and that then leads to a 4:30 start time for the SB (1:30pm West Coast is not to early for church-goers and 9:30pm GMT is reasonable over here. There are no church-goers that I'm aware of in Hawaii so everyone's happy...)
 

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Just now, while looking for the latest mic'd up, I saw an ad where Joe Flacco talks about being a football-gathering party pooper. Having read this thread, I thought it had potential. Spoiler alert: it's potential is like Flacco has eliteness.
 

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Tell me about it - try watching from London! One of my distant, near-zero probability hopes is that a London franchise gets added - i.e. Jaguars move to Twickenham - and that then leads to a 4:30 start time for the SB (1:30pm West Coast is not to early for church-goers and 9:30pm GMT is reasonable over here. There are no church-goers that I'm aware of in Hawaii so everyone's happy...)
I just don't see adding London being more valuable to the NFL than the west coast and prime time in America. They are moving the playoff games later, there is NO chance the super bowl is moved.

That said, they should just make the day after the super bowl a national holiday. That way you get New Years, MLK, the Super Bowl, and Presidents Day off in the dead of winter. Everyone wins.
 

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I do completely support moving the SB to President's Day weekend. It makes no sense whatsoever this hasn't happened yet. Well, it does because NFL but whatever.
I believe the NFL had a plan to do just this but it hasn't happened. It was based on extending the reg season to 18 games, because Pres Day is always 2 weeks after the SB. But the NFLPA put the kibosh on that plan so far. Also, the Daytona 500 used to be Sunday of Pres Day weekend, which obviously would compete with the SB. But several years ago NASCAR moved the race to a different weekend. I clearly have no inside knowledge but I would bet somewhere in the thousands that NASCAR and the NFL had discussions about these schedules and the NFL had some input into NASCAR's decision.

If those pesky players and their obnoxious health concerns hadn't intervened, this would all be set by now.
 

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Any start before 6:00 ET and they'd start driving away west coast viewers.
I don't think there's too much evidence to support that belief. Prior to 1991, the game was frequently started before 6. Kickoffs of Super Bowls 20, 18, 16, and 13 were all before 6pm, and each of those games did better ratings than the next season's game, which was after 6.
 

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I don't think there's too much evidence to support that belief. Prior to 1991, the game was frequently started before 6. Kickoffs of Super Bowls 20, 18, 16, and 13 were all before 6pm, and each of those games did better ratings than the next season's game, which was after 6.
OK, but citing games from the 1980s isn't really relevant to today's media landscape. I really think if the league thought it would have higher ratings/make more money off of an earlier start time, we'd have earlier start times.

The other issue that prohibits it is that the later start allows them to have a prime-time follow up show with an enormous built-in audience coming off of the game.
 

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In addition to TV, I imagine it's also an issue when the NFL plays the Super Bowl in Arizona or California. The Central time zone is still the best for all TV watching IMO.
 

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In addition to TV, I imagine it's also an issue when the NFL plays the Super Bowl in Arizona or California. The Central time zone is still the best for all TV watching IMO.
I agree.

Making everything an hour earlier is wonderful. I can finish watching games/most prime time shows and it's still reasonably early.
 

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I threw a party for the first SB against the Giants. Never again.

I'll be watching with my kids.
I threw a party for the second Giants SB. Even had a Giants fan there. Never again indeed. Having 15 people in my home- many of whom didn't care about the game or were rooting for the mother fucking Giants ---during that fucking game ---was one of the worst experiences of my life. I've spent the night in jail and been divorced twice. The Giants were so, so, so lucky in that game so, so, so many times. It was like being kicked in the balls for 3 hours and having an audience of people who thought it was strange that I was feeling so bad about it... "Hey, how 'bout these neato commercials!!! Oh gosh, you seem kinda upset..."

Currently on a good playoff run going to a small get together at a friend's house. He and his son are huge Pats fans. We watched the entire SB 49 playoff run there. He bailed last week but somehow the good guys won anyway. I think his new girlfriend dislikes us but that's not going to keep me from going there.
 

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I threw a party for the second Giants SB. Even had a Giants fan there. Never again indeed. Having 15 people in my home- many of whom didn't care about the game or were rooting for the mother fucking Giants ---during that fucking game ---was one of the worst experiences of my life. I've spent the night in jail and been divorced twice. The Giants were so, so, so lucky in that game so, so, so many times. It was like being kicked in the balls for 3 hours and having an audience of people who thought it was strange that I was feeling so bad about it... "Hey, how 'bout these neato commercials!!! Oh gosh, you seem kinda upset..."

Currently on a good playoff run going to a small get together at a friend's house. He and his son are huge Pats fans. We watched the entire SB 49 playoff run there. He bailed last week but somehow the good guys won anyway. I think his new girlfriend dislikes us but that's not going to keep me from going there.
A ton to talk about here, but I would like to focus on only two pieces if I may:

1) I am very sorry about the two divorces, but would you mind to expand just a touch on the night in jail? I'll hang up and listen.

2) I will respectfully disagree on the Giants being lucky. The game was razor thin, and Bill Belichick's continued trotting of hobbled-and-ignored-by-the-Giants-defense Rob Gronkowski is the only thing that stops me from shouting "are you fucking insane????" When people claim that Bill Walsh was the better Head Coach. That was Buddy Ryan bad level coaching. At halftime a fan won a "cover Rob Gronkowski" contest and actually shut him down in the third quarter without ever putting his beer down. True story.
 

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Manningham made the catch, Welker dropped what was probably an easier pass. Some of that is luck, some of that is the Giants making the play and the Pats not. It was as simple as that, really.

That, and the Giants were somewhat lucky on the intentional grounding safety call, which then led to good field position and a TD drive.

But ultimately if Welker makes that catch, the Pats likely win. But he didn't. How much is luck vs. earning it? Who knows.
 

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Kids are the problem. Kids love for adult attention and a room full of catatonic adults is like a crack den to a kid. And not all parents share the opinion that their kid laughing and giggling and asking who each player is 17 times is a royal pain in the ass.

5-ish years ago, I scored 3 bottles of amazing wine. It was a thank you gift from a guy I had helped out on a few purchases and it was a massive over gift.....each wine was over $200, all were in their drinking prime. So my wife and I researched the hell out of the wines and spoke with a few vendors, and invited 4 other couples - people we had dinner parties with very regularly - for a great, 7 course
meal.

We supplemented with a case of expensive wines, but the focus was on building to each of the great bottles. The entire evening was presented as "kid dinner at 6, then kids disappear at 7:30 for the start of the meal." One couple even got a sitter as they knew their kid could be a PiTA.

It was a fucking nightmare. Two of the kids started to do that "mommy, I don't feel well" shit that precedes a miraculous recovery as soon as attention turns their way. The one mom, a physician, told her daughter she was fine and wasn't to come downstairs again. Cool. But the other one's mom sat her on her lap and let her daughter become a part of the evening. Which led to her brother coming down and wanting to do the same. Which led to other kids coming down and asking how much longer, shit like that.....we even had two kids demand that they sing a song. And these are all pretty good kids and parents who had been to our house multiple times.

Don't do it. Have the party for next year's Eagles-Jaguars Super Bowl, and as the third kid comes in to complain about some bullshit in the first two minutes of the game, raise a glass and say "thank you RBYB. Godspeed sir."
A ton to talk about here, but I would like to focus on only two pieces if I may:

1) I am very sorry about the two divorces, but would you mind to expand just a touch on the night in jail? I'll hang up and listen.

2) I will respectfully disagree on the Giants being lucky. The game was razor thin, and Bill Belichick's continued trotting of hobbled-and-ignored-by-the-Giants-defense Rob Gronkowski is the only thing that stops me from shouting "are you fucking insane????" When people claim that Bill Walsh was the better Head Coach. That was Buddy Ryan bad level coaching. At halftime a fan won a "cover Rob Gronkowski" contest and actually shut him down in the third quarter without ever putting his beer down. True story.
The Eagles are not making the Super Bowl any time soon, jerk face.
 

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Wow, talk about a thread going off the rails. I'm just glad no one has mentioned the Orange One.
Discussing the required time of the party, and the reasons behind it, is "going off the rails?"
 

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Really, we're going to re-live this?

Safety on an intentional grounding call that has never and will never be called again
The patriots had a fumble recovery negated by a 12 men on the field call.
Drops, drops.
Sideline catches that almost were and almost weren't
Fumble recovered by Giants.
Gronk's ankle prevented him from being able to adjust to the eventual INT
Manning threading the needle in a way that he hasn't been able to consistently do over his career.

Night in jail- not quite a DWI in Connecticut. I blew a 0.66 but they kept me overnight anyway.
 

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I hosted a party for the 2005-06 Seahawks Super Bowl. That turned into an epic shitshow with my co-worker's kids learning a lot of new words.

I learned my lesson with those parties and that is this: If your favorite team is involved the only way you host a party is if all people at party are rooting for your team. And even then, it can be a disaster. Nothing worse than watching your team lose on the final play of the game and having another fan try to act all nonchalant like they don't care. (I was actually only at a party for the first half of that game, then had to go to work which was even a worse place to watch it!)
 

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If your team loses you are going to be upset no matter where or with whom you watched the game. You can't live your life in fear of what might go wrong. Be bold.

Invite as many Atlanta fans as you know to the party so that they can look on as you cackle and give out thumping high fives during the game and so that they can wonder at how awesome it must be to be a fan of a team like the Patriots.

After the game is over, bring out an awesome cake with New England Patriots Super Bowl Champions written on it and make sure to give every Falcons fan a huge slice even if they said they didn't want one.
 

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Manningham made the catch, Welker dropped what was probably an easier pass. Some of that is luck, some of that is the Giants making the play and the Pats not. It was as simple as that, really.

That, and the Giants were somewhat lucky on the intentional grounding safety call, which then led to good field position and a TD drive.

But ultimately if Welker makes that catch, the Pats likely win. But he didn't. How much is luck vs. earning it? Who knows.
IIRC in the 3rd qtr Brady had connected on 12 passes in a row, and then on the 13th pass, on his folllow through, he smacked his passing hand on some Giant D-L helmet, and he was not as accurate after that.
AND
Gronk was not much more than a decoy, he could run, but couldn't cut or jump. Brady threw a long pass deep left, but it was slightly underthrown, and Gronk had beaten a LB, could not fully jump and get the duck. Intercepted at the G's 8.

I thought going in the Giants would win that game, but with some luck...

Fuck that game
 

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No f-ing way when the pats are in the Super Bowl. I have no idea how any pats fan could stand all that while watching the Super Bowl - I'm terrible company during regular season games - let alone the f-info Super Bowl.
 

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Yeah, a lot of you people are making some interesting points that I hadn't thought of. I mean, when the thread started, I thought it would all just be, like JohnMD, yeah, Super Bowl parties rule. But clearly there are some key angles I hadn't considered.

I did some googling and learned that even Tom Brady himself was thinking of not doing the whole Super Bowl thing because like half the players were going to be rooting for the Falcons.
 

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I've been to my fair share of Super Bowl parties and what I can really say is that if you're anything like me hen unless you can know everyone coming is either a Pats fan or doesn't care then it's not worth it. I have to be either by myself or with very core friends/family. Hell, two years ago I had to be at my nephew's second birthday party during the divisonal game against Baltimore and my brother's brother in law was there. This douche is a huge Giants fan and had to talk shit literally every time something bad happened to us, he did it just to piss me off as I was the only true Pats fan there. I had to leave at half time. Well guess what? Last year the same party falls during the divisonal game against Kansas City I decide to be the bigger man and approach him before the game and just politely ask him to knock the shit off since he doesn't have any rooting interest in the game. The prick then tells me he personally knows someone on the Chiefs so he will be rooting hard for them but I could pay him to be quiet. It took all i had to not knock his ass out right there on the spot. We ended up being forced to watch the game in separate parts of the house after that haha. Anyways damn, sorry for the rant. Had to tell some other diehards my tale. Needless to say I will probably never watch a Patriots playoff game in a big group again.
 

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The last party I was at was the perfect season 'bowl. Hosted by a huge shit-talking Packers fan.

It was rough. I did win a hundo on that stupid squares game, though.
 

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I've been to my fair share of Super Bowl parties and what I can really say is that if you're anything like me hen unless you can know everyone coming is either a Pats fan or doesn't care then it's not worth it. I have to be either by myself or with very core friends/family. Hell, two years ago I had to be at my nephew's second birthday party during the divisonal game against Baltimore and my brother's brother in law was there. This douche is a huge Giants fan and had to talk shit literally every time something bad happened to us, he did it just to piss me off as I was the only true Pats fan there. I had to leave at half time. Well guess what? Last year the same party falls during the divisonal game against Kansas City I decide to be the bigger man and approach him before the game and just politely ask him to knock the shit off since he doesn't have any rooting interest in the game. The prick then tells me he personally knows someone on the Chiefs so he will be rooting hard for them but I could pay him to be quiet. It took all i had to not knock his ass out right there on the spot. We ended up being forced to watch the game in separate parts of the house after that haha. Anyways damn, sorry for the rant. Had to tell some other diehards my tale. Needless to say I will probably never watch a Patriots playoff game in a big group again.
You and Glennhoffmania should get together and plan a Super Bowl party playdate.
 

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I learned my lesson with those parties and that is this: If your favorite team is involved the only way you host a party is if all people at party are rooting for your team.
Or you could only invite your friends, regardless of their rooting interest.
 

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That sounds like the definition of a nightmare.
I invited two guys over to watch SB 46 : 1 good friend / casual fan; 1 guy I'd literally just met earlier that day who had recently moved to Berlin had nowhere else to go. The good friend stormed off at halftime, disgusted at how seriously I was taking the game and how useless I was for any casual conversation. The newly-met guy revealed himself to be a Giants fan (in fairness, a really nice guy and not the most intense football fan, but still...). So, I watch the entire second half with him. Fast-forward to 4:30am: the game has ended; I am a drunken, wretched ball of misery hatred for everyone and everything. I say something to the effect of "OK, well... time to head to bed" when the guy reveals that he plans on taking the metro home which doesn't start running for another hour. So, I'm forced to sit upright and make casual conversation with a Giants fan from 4:30 to 5:30am with the memory of SB 46 newly-seared into my memory. Utter hell.

tldr: now I watch the big games alone.
 
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Not a SB party story, but a good yarn nonetheless.

I was getting ready to leave for a semester studying in Madrid in Jan 1986. I was still in the USA for the Jets playoff game, and actually saw it in person thanks to my uncle, a Jets season ticket holder. I watched the Raiders game at home in RI, then took off for Madrid a couple days later. In those days, there was no way to watch the NFL on TV in Spain, but I listened to the win over the Dolphins in the AFCCG on Armed Forces Radio.

I was living with 3 other American college kids, including 2 Pats fans from RI and Mass. We desperately wanted to watch the Super Bowl ("When are the Pats ever going to make it again in our lifetimes???"), but it was impossible to watch outside of England. We tried to figure out a way to get on a US military base but no dice. So literally about 4-5 hours before kickoff we make the decision to fly to London to watch it at a bar catering to US students. Subway to Barajas, flight to Heathrow, tube to the bar. We get there and it was 3-0 Pats (woo hoo, upset baby!!) and I swear I turned around to get a beer and it was 46-3. Crashed with friends of friends studying in London and back to Madrid the next day. I don't think we did one single thing in London other than watch the game, sleep it off, then go back.

Ah, youth.
 

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I think it's absurd people can't watch the game with other people either rooting for or against the Pats without wanting to murder puppies. It's just a game, how you watch it doesn't matter. Make the sound loud and focus. It's not difficult.

I had 10 people over this past Sunday. 3 people were rooting for the Steelers, because of wagers. Ok. It took not an iota away from the game or my focus or my enjoyment. Y'all are weird.
 

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I think it's absurd people can't watch the game with other people either rooting for or against the Pats without wanting to murder puppies. It's just a game, how you watch it doesn't matter. Make the sound loud and focus. It's not difficult.

I had 10 people over this past Sunday. 3 people were rooting for the Steelers, because of wagers. Ok. It took not an iota away from the game or my focus or my enjoyment. Y'all are weird.
Well ya, parties are great when your team cruises to an easy victory. If you watched The Most Awful Game In Human History™ with a big group of people and felt like being social afterwards, you're a better man than I.
 

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Well ya, parties are great when your team cruises to an easy victory. If you watched The Most Awful Game In Human History™ with a big group of people and felt like being social afterwards, you're a better man than I.
Losses are depressing but it's also depressing that a website of 20, 30 and 40(and up) year olds can't adjust to a loss without wanting to just sulk in the corner of the room. I've had friends over every Championship game for the past 10 years, it's become a tradition. The Pats have lost a couple of those and it was crappy, ESPECIALLY the game last year. (despite the snow, I had 5 people) That was a killer. But it didn't ruin the experience in any way. I guess I just don't understand how having people around make the losses worse. If anything, it makes it easier to deal with.
 

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Losses are depressing but it's also depressing that a website of 20, 30 and 40(and up) year olds can't adjust to a loss without wanting to just sulk in the corner of the room. I've had friends over every Championship game for the past 10 years, it's become a tradition. The Pats have lost a couple of those and it was crappy, ESPECIALLY the game last year. (despite the snow, I had 5 people) That was a killer. But it didn't ruin the experience in any way. I guess I just don't understand how having people around make the losses worse. If anything, it makes it easier to deal with.
It depends on the people. When the Eagles lost to the Buccaneers in the 2003 NFC Championship game I sat in my car in the Vet parking lot for over an hour. Car wasn't on, I just sat there unable to process anything. Same after the Boone HR game. I can't imagine that I could have handled dealing with someone who really wanted to talk smack at that point. I am not saying i would have made a big scene or anything, but I honestly don't know how I would have managed that.
 

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It depends on the people. When the Eagles lost to the Buccaneers in the 2003 NFC Championship game I sat in my car in the Vet parking lot for over an hour. Car wasn't on, I just sat there unable to process anything. Same after the Boone HR game. I can't imagine that I could have handled dealing with someone who really wanted to talk smack at that point. I am not saying i would have made a big scene or anything, but I honestly don't know how I would have managed that.
Did we not watch the Boone HR game together at the Riv?
I had worn some random cowboy hat that had been kicking around in my office to Game 6 and Game 7 at the Riv. I don't think Boones ball had even landed before I had plunked that hat down on the pistachio machine on my way out the door. The one time I can remember wanting to hurt someone after a loss.
Otherwise, I'm with Johnmd; how do you ever attend a game in person if you can't be around fans of other teams? How is that any different than being at a bar, a party, someone's house, or your own house?
 

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Did we not watch the Boone HR game together at the Riv?
I had worn some random cowboy hat that had been kicking around in my office to Game 6 and Game 7 at the Riv. I don't think Boones ball had even landed before I had plunked that hat down on the pistachio machine on my way out the door. The one time I can remember wanting to hurt someone after a loss.
Otherwise, I'm with Johnmd; how do you ever attend a game in person if you can't be around fans of other teams? How is that any different than being at a bar, a party, someone's house, or your own house?
No, I wasn't there that night, but I was at probably.....a dozen?....games at the Riv that season, including a few of the playoff games that started early.

I can't really answer your questions about attending games in person. Generally there is a respect in stadium shown to fans of other teams who keep themselves to themselves. Other than getting a beer poured on me by a guy who weighed about 103 lbs at Yankee Stadium during the Pedro game, I have never had a problem with rival fans in stadiums.
 

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Tonight I polished up the prop questionnaire for our SB party. Edited it down to one page front and back. Preview spoilered and Mega link to editable Word file provided in case anyone would like to borrow it.


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