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  1. BradyFTW!

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    Some People Think There is a Right Way to Watch the Super Bowl « Some People Think

    There's a reason why I refuse to have people over for the Super Bowl unless they like the Pats as much as I do. If you, however, are not in a position to enforce such a position, then I suggest that you at least inform your guests of these rules. It will make the viewing experience at least somewhat bearable; at the very least, not the hell that casual fans who don't really care about the game usually make it.
     
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    No need for that in my house. It's just me and two friends that are just as passionate as I am. I don't invite anybody else over.
     
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    It's just me and my wide screen TV and home theater system for this game. I have NO desire to share this with anyone else. No one else in my family cares about football anyway, so it's all good. :)
     
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    A long read, but a pretty damned funny one!! :D

    A few dubious elements,though:

    1 ~ Feltcher is NOT "The man."

    2 ~ Feltcher is not even a MAN. He is a TROLL.

    3 ~ The MULTIPLE references to Tom Brady's "beauty" made me CRINGE with disgust.

    No chance I show up at THAT guy's apartment.

    ***

    I've had a few Rage Incidents with some AMAZINGLY stupid clowns over the years who simply did NOT belong in that HOUSE, much less that room...but I always manage to make it FAR more unpleasant for THEM.
     
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    I had people over for the 49ers game. One guy, John, (a co-workers husband) is a Giants fan. He was cool and kept himself under control. Not that I cared, I just watched to see who the Pats would play.

    The next day @ work my friend says "John is SO looking forward to watching the Superbowl at your house!" I flat out told her, "He can't come to my house and watch the Superbowl. Because he'll cheer for them and then I will hate him for the rest of my life."

    I know, real mature right?

    I have really strong feelings about it though. There is no way in the world I would have an opposing team fan in my house, drinking my beer, eating my food, watching my TV, and taunting me during the game. Just thinking about it makes me p1ssed off.
     
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    Makes total sense to me. I made the mistake of (grudgingly) allowing a few friends to watch SB 42 at my place. Long story short, I had just moved to California that same year, and my roommate (a native Californian) his girlfriend (her dad was a Giants fan, so she decided that she was too), and another friend (a Bears fan) all watched the game with me. As time wore on, they all decided that they were rooting for "a close game".

    By the end of the day, I had ended my friendship with the Bears fan (I haven't spoken to him since) and essentially told the girlfriend that she would have to shut up if she wanted to be allowed to live in my apartment anymore.

    Not my best day. Ever since then, I watch playoff games, as a rule, at home with my buddy Stephen (one of the other thirds of PatsCast, fwiw). No non-pats fans allowed ever again.

    More than anything, what gets me is the talking. People who aren't as invested in the game as I am talk during crucial parts of the game. They talk about dumb ****, ask stupid questions, they aren't even all that interested in the game, and then they look at me like I'm the weirdo when I start yelling at the TV. No thanks, I will not be judged for being irrationally invested in this team.
     
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    i live in an apartment w/ 3 other guys, one a giants fan

    all three of them will prob be rooting for the giants

    they know how i am, its going to be load, whether its cheers of joy, or yells of frustration

    other friends are invited and WILL come, mostly nuetral, the rule is simple:

    you are allowed to leave at ANY point, but the two guys who have their teams in the game can and will do whatever they like

    if you don't, you are allowed to go
     
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    I have a buddy living with me for a while, as he's dealing with a divorce and a move. He is a Giants fan. I thought I'd be going to the game, but it's looking unlikely now.

    Not sure how Sunday is going to work out... I'm going to try to pretend I'm there and sitting next to a Giants fan.
     
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    I remember a few years ago a buddy of mine who is a Tampa fan said that he and his wife were going over to his wife's friends house to watch the game back when the Bus won it (2002, I think it was). I told him that if you are watching YOUR team, the last place you want to be is at someone else's house. The next Monday, he came to work and told me I was right and that half the time he couldn't see or hear the game, and nobody cared about the outcome.

    This is why I get rid of everyone, except diehard Pats fans.
     
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    i noticed that when the patriot start losing, i cant stand anyone, and have a desire to soul crush anyone who gets in the way of my seething rage.
     
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    Even Pats fans can be an issue. My neighbor of 25 years, sailing buddy and long time hoops opponent and his lovely wife visited us in FL for the 2006 AFCCG. I blame their presence for the 2nd half Pats collapse. So, this year they're to be visiting us again the week after the AFCCG. No problem. BUT their schedule changed because of her sick Mom's Dr appts so they changed their arrival to the AFCCG. I was nervous all game and ready to blame them and disavow them had we lost. It was not fun for me during the game, worried that it would be deja vu all over again and I'd hate them for it. Irrational.
     
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    This is why I am watching this alone with my big screen, with a few Pats fans sharing texts during commercials. I went to a party for the game that shall not be named, and honestly, while I was around a couple of other Pats fans, they were not hardcore like me and seemed like they took the loss nowhere as hard as I did. I would rather be by myself, and either go out and celebrate after the game with a win or with a loss throw something or do something stupid.
     
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    As I said previously, I always watch the games with the two same friends. For SB42, one of these friends got the stomach bug and couldn't make it. The other friend asked if he could bring a friend over. His name is Joe. I reluctantly said yes. It turns out this person he brought doesn't really watch football.

    During the game, my wife and my other friend's wife think this guy named Joe is a nice guy, so they come in to where we are watching them game. They never come into where we are watching the game.

    They start chatting up a storm with him, talking about all kinds of things (i.e. books, shopping, etc...)while the game is going one. And he's just chatting right back. I got so pissed. To try to drown them out I kept jacking up the volume on my surround.

    From this day forward we call that guy Al-Queda (sp?) Joe, because he screwed up the Super Bowl.
     
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    I watch it alone in my room. If it's one thing I learned about SuperBowls is that I really can't enjoy it with people talking throughout the whole game. I need quiet and solitude to enjoy it.
     
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    Thought the memo was rather dull, but I agree that some people can kill the fun of a Super Bowl really fast. SB 38 was the last time I had people over for the game because of some of the behavior. In fact, I like it best to watch football alone.
     
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    Hear hear!

    Two weekends ago, not 10 minutes into the AFCCG, there was a knock on my front door. I opened it, and in waltzed a member of my lodge, who began to take off his coat and boots. He had apparently invited himself over to watch the game with me. I was stunned.

    As he's a lodge brother, I couldn't refuse him, but he really isn't that in to football, and although I can talk to him and share a beer from time to time, he and I are polar opposites politically.

    It played out as I feared. It didn't help that i was also in some extreme pain (I still have some residual problems, but that's for another story) and that things were looking a mite dicey. No, he had to keep talking on and on about the most inane things, and regurgitating the typical PATS mythology about Brady being a "system QB", their defense sucks, yadda yadda yadda.

    It turns out that the only reason he came over was because the cable was out at his place, and his roomates were watching some movie he wasn't interested in. Sigh.

    I sucked it up and played the good host, though it raised the frustration level immensely. So, this past tuesday, I'm at a church supper, and there he is, and he comes over and asks what time he should show up to watch the Superbowl with me. :eek:

    I quickly recovered and told him that I was sorry, but I'd been invited over to a friend's house for a party to watch the game with, etc. He figured then that he'd just go down to the pub and watch it there. So I'm safe, I hope.

    Anyway, I was torn because I hated to NOT invite him over, but at the same time, it just sucks the emotion out of the game for me when I can't concentrate on it.
     
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    Even for regular season games, I have to be very selective with who I watch a game with, let alone the Super Bowl.

    Being a Pats fan is just the first criterion that must be satisfied. You also have to understand the level of dedication and seriousness with which a diehard fan takes this (or any other meaningful) game. That being said, the only people I'll watch a Pats game with are my wife, my three very closest friends, my mother, my brother and my father-in-law. I can't tell you the number of invitations I've had to politely decline over the years to watch the game with someone else, somewhere else.
     
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    I've been there, I've learned that one shouldnt watch the game with someone who hasn't been vetted yet. Only a clown like Brett Favre tries a play in a game that he never practiced before, we should learn from his bad example and not watch the biggest games with people who are unknowns.
     
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    Don't feel torn. You probably preserved the friendship. Some folks just can't/refuse to understand the dynamics at play between a hardcore fan and a chance at the Lombardi.

    At least we're not like those folks in Egypt who killed each other at a soccer game - most of us just yell at the TV (and walls, furniture, people, pets, phones, remotes etc.) so I figure we're not that bad.

    This year, I've just openly admitted that going solo is the healthier thing for me to do. I appreciate invitations, but have rejected them out of hand.

    This pamphlet will make for useful reading for my wife. After SB 42 she wanted to watch the trophy presentation... we got into a fight about 3 microseconds after that.
     
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    All this is sad, funny and so true! I am superstitious, I also do not accept invitations to watch the games anywhere but here at my house. The first two super bowls I watched somewhere else, they lost, then in 2001,2003 and 2004 I watched with my wife and kids, at home. They won, super bowl 42 and the last two playoff losses prior to this year I had guests, they lost. This year it's just me my wife. Go Pats!
     
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