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anyone going to Stuper Bowl? ...(24 posts)

anyone going to Stuper Bowl? ...Spirito
Jan 24, 2003 12:22 PM
not me - but had i heard of it earlier i would love to have gone.

http://www.stuporbowl.net/

sounds like a cool thing - if any here do go i would really dig a report or maybe even some pics.

ciao
No, but if you are talking about the Super Bowl,Fez
Jan 24, 2003 12:27 PM
the answer is still no.

I just saw an interview with Keyshawn, and he said somthing stupid like "if you have a problem with Keyshawn, then you have a problem with yourself." That was funny.
this makes me sad as i don't live in minneapolis. nmJS Haiku Shop
Jan 24, 2003 12:42 PM
that's funnyDougSloan
Jan 24, 2003 12:56 PM
Stuperbowl. Sort of a pub crawl on bikes? Is that the idea?

As for the real thing, I always make it a point to be riding during the game, but home before it's over and all the drunks are on the road.

Doug
Football=good time to ridems
Jan 24, 2003 1:27 PM
During the fall, I always make it a point to ride while the local football team (Baltimore Ravens) is playing on television -- the roads have fewer people on them and the few people who are out tend to be more courteous. Sunday is supposed to be the first day above the freezing point in several days in Baltimore. But, the 6:00 p.m. kickoff time on the East Coast precludes a Super Bowl ride for me. I'll be out on the roads earlier in the day while everyone is frantically driving around to buy all of the last minute things they need for their Super Bowl parties.
that's funnyJS Haiku Shop
Jan 24, 2003 1:57 PM
"hash house harriers"--i'm sure you've heard of it, with your running background. it's basically fox and hound(s) with alcohol. here's more about it:

http://harrier.net/index2.html

some drink during and some at the end. we have a group locally that does this on bikes. they call it "bash house" something or other. my IQ is still a little high to do it, but i'm working on lowering it via "very motivated alcohol consumption".

this "stupid bowl" [sic] sounds like about the same thing.

minneapolis: birthplace of punk icons Husker Du, and the "Stuporbowl".
that's funnymickey-mac
Jan 24, 2003 2:00 PM
minneapolis: birthplace of punk icons Husker Du, and the "Stuporbowl".

Don't forget the drunken Replacements.
Thank God For Husker Dubuck
Jan 24, 2003 7:04 PM
and the 'Mats a close second
I'm hoping to spend Superbowl Sunday riding ...Humma Hah
Jan 24, 2003 1:35 PM
... I expect the roads to be nearly deserted.

A Stuporbowl sounds entirely to depressing to me.
Doing other "manly" things on Superbowl Sundaymickey-mac
Jan 24, 2003 1:52 PM
I don't give a rat's ass about football. SB Sunday, however, is a good day to go places where large number of men normally congregate. For example, on your visit do Home Depot, you're unlikely to see the usual collection over overweight men with buttcracks showing above the waistlines of their pants, meaning your time in the checkout line will be minimal. Your only competition at HD is likely to be the matronly types buying bulbs to plant for a beautiful spring floral variety. If for some reason you need something for your car, SB Sunday is a great day to hit Pep Boys or Auto Zone. If you need new sports shoes or work boots, SB Sunday is a great day to hit the Foot Locker or the Work Boot Barn. And if you've encountered that delicate dysfunction problem that Bob Dole addressed so eloquently in television commercials, SB Sunday is probably a good time to hit the local Sav-On to re-fill the Viagra prescription.
home depot secret (shhh!)JS Haiku Shop
Jan 24, 2003 1:59 PM
friday nights home depot = ghost town.
Sorry, dudemickey-mac
Jan 24, 2003 2:02 PM
I feel like one of those guys who just notified the entire commuting public about that really cool shortcut that takes 20 minutes on the drive downtown.
Ahhh ... the garage may get finished!Humma Hah
Jan 24, 2003 2:22 PM
Yeah, they've gotten about 2 grand out of me over the last couple of months, but you should see the bike shop that's taking shape in my garage!
Bang your neighbor's wifeSpoiler
Jan 24, 2003 6:48 PM
While your neighbor is off to join the circle jerk with a buddy who has a wide-screen, give his mrs. a poke.
Bang your neighbor's wifeafrican
Jan 24, 2003 7:18 PM
Thats just great, something I would do and someone else has done it.
Doesn't anyone on this forum like football?Ken of Fresno
Jan 24, 2003 5:19 PM
Maybe I was just endowed witn an extra dose of testosterone, but I'm not ashamed to say I love a good hard hitting bout like it looks like this one will be. I'm not particularly fond of the Bucks or the Raiders, but I have sort of been following both teams since the Bucks' former QB is from my home town and alama mater, and the Raiders are local.

Ken
I love footballmickey-mac
Jan 24, 2003 5:22 PM
In fact, I've caught a good number of Arsenal's matches on Fox Sports World this year. Barring a good EPL match, I'll watch La Liga, Argentine football, and Spanish football. We're talking about proper football, right?
I love footballseyboro
Jan 25, 2003 5:54 AM
...and the German Bundesliga is kicking off again this morning. 9:30 on FSW. Go FC Bayern!
Doesn't anyone on this forum like football? I do52-16SS
Jan 24, 2003 10:49 PM
Have played football for 11 years, still do - there is nothing wrong with a second hobby, I bet some of you guys out there go golfing or hunting etc. besides riding the iron/alu/ti/carbon horse
Hell yeah.Ray Sachs
Jan 25, 2003 3:58 AM
I like it - used to play in HS. It's gotten pretty brutal in recent years, but I still like watching the occasional well-played game, so tend to tune in for the playoffs. The weekend of the Fiesta Bowl and the two amazing pro comebacks on Sunday was the best day of football I EVER remember. But I live near Philly, so watching the Supe is gonna be a little tough this year, after the beating the Bucs put on the Eagles last week. I'll watch at least part of it though.

-Ray
Like it live, but not on TVms
Jan 25, 2003 5:29 AM
I enjoy watching a live football game. My father and I had season tickets to the Colts when I was growing up (late 60s and early 70s). I went to most home games when I was in law school at Michigan. But, I never have enjoyed watching it on TV. Given that there was no team in my hometown, Baltimore, from 1984 until recently, I lost interest in the game. I have seen two games since football returned to Baltimore (or, should I say, Baltimore stole the Cleveland Browns -- I may be from Baltimore, but our stealing the Browns was no different that Indianapolis's stealing our Colts in 1984). The players seem to have super sized since the 80s and force, rather than skill seems to have become much more important in the game.
P.S. Can I ask a favor from the football fans?ms
Jan 25, 2003 5:44 AM
Although most of my colleagues and friends know about my lack of interest in mainstream sports, it is inevitable that a client or someone else with whom I do not want to come out of the closet will make some comment about the Super Bowl on Monday or Tuesday. It would help those people like me if you fans could post a few talking points about the game on Sunday night or Monday morning that the rest of us could use to fake a few seconds of chit chat about the game. Comments about a few of the commercials would help too.

This may sound ridiculous, but it really could help some of us guys who are perceived as having low testosterone (not to mention shaved legs). Two years ago when my hometown team, the Ravens, was in the Super Bowl, I was invited to a Super Bowl party with a prospective client, who was a football fan. A football fan friend sent me two pages of "Cliff Notes" about the teams and the playoffs prior to the game. Without the Cliff Notes, I never would have survived the party. BTW: The prospective client never became one -- but no loss to me -- his company went under in the tech bust and it left behind many unpaid vendors, one of which I probably would have been had the company become a client of mine.
I'll be watching the game with my bicycling friends.Spoke Wrench
Jan 25, 2003 6:06 AM
We like each other well enough that we can do things other than bicycling together and have fun. While our primary link is bicycling, we do have other common interests. I can't imagine a life that consisted of only work and bicycling.

I'll be rooting for the Raiders this Sunday because they have the more colorful fans.
Raider fan here,Starliner
Jan 25, 2003 1:33 PM
I've lived and died with the Raiders since I was a kid and their first Super Bowl (loss to the Packers). Can't miss this game.

My cousin from Sacramento invited me to a SuperBowl party/birthday party for my uncle. I'm going to ride the 60+ miles to her house and then hitch a ride back with my sister.

Raiders by 20.