GDB 49: Super Bowl Bait and Switch


Oilers fans will fall into one of three camps on Sunday, Feb 1, 2008.

Camp One

People who say “There’s a football game today?” as they happily bundle themselves into their cars and head to RX1 to watch the Oilers play the Predators at noon on the very same Sunday as Superbowl 43.

Camp Two

People who say “There’s an Oilers game today?” as they happily sit on their couch watching hour 498 of Super Bowl pre-game coverage documenting the early trials and tribulations of Pittsburgh Tight End Sean McHugh in excruciating detail.

Camp Three

Easy going fans who will switch back and forth between the two games, watching the Oilers if they are winning and tuning in to catch the end of the fourth quarter.

Whatever camp you are party to we salute you. We sort of fall into Camp three except that we love Super Bowl parties so very much. By the time you read this, in fact, we are most likely already on our way to Wobbly Town due to the Bud Light Express.

In any event, it sucks that the Oilers play before the Super Bowl. Unless they beat the Predators of course.

Then it was the greatest idea that was ever hatched.

Superbowl 43 Prediction: We will win the annual Coin Toss bet against our boy Smigerowski. Believe that.

  • I'm a Scientist!

    I'm in camp 4. The camp that'll watch the Oilers game first. Realizing the game ends about 2 hours before the Super Bowl (is kickoff really going to be before 7pm EST, after all the pageantry?), I'll then either further amp myself up after the Oilers win, picking up fights with random passers-by; or take out my frustrations of a loss (blaming it on the afternoon game), by picking up fights with random passers-by, to get myself ready for Super Bowl whatever-the-hell it is.


  • I'm a Scientist!

    Ahhh yes, SuperBowl Sunday.

    A great day for all sports.




    Eating, drinking (no more booze. okay maybe a couple) and chillin' the couch all day baby.

    I live for this sh*t.

  • I'm a Scientist!

    @ The Towel Boy:
    He's had this post ready for a year

    @ Smokin' Ray:
    It is your sidebar RSS feeds that are causing this. A couple of things that might work:

    1- Put rel="nofollow" into the rss links
    2- Keep all your RSS feeds on their own page and not in your sidebar
    3- Use a different site to read RSS feeds. I like Google Reader myself.
    4- Disable automatic link notification

    You'll have to play around and see if any of those get you success. I don't know if anyone really understands the xmlrpc / linkback tech.

  • I'm a Scientist!

    @ The Towel Boy:
    yeah, what year is this? the Flames are distracting him!
    Congrats on the launch boys!
    Nice work on getting twolinepass, his blog is great. (aside from the Oil bashing.)

  • I'm a Scientist!

    Does anyone know how to turn down my site feed so it stops filling up other peoples "links to this post".

    I get 15 or so filling up space. I only need one. Or does anyone know why it is happening? It is showing stuff back to December. Not sure what I am talking about? Go to Oil Droppings and click on the "To be continues". Scroll to bottom of post. See? I have a lot of them there. Any idea's?