The Three Certainties in Life

Sunday, February 13, 2011

There are three (3) certainties in life:

  1. There's never a bus when you need one
  2. Eating food off the floor is okay (see rule: 5 second)
  3. If you have to work during the Superbowl, then it's going to be a legendary game 

I had to work during this year's edition of the Superbowl.  And of course, it was a classic.  Cowboys Stadium ran out of seats; Christina got the Anthem wrong, and Big Ben almost gave us the most awkward moment in television history.  Another one in the books.  Be sure to have saved the game on PVR.  There probably won't be any NFL football for a long, long time.

With a 4th down conversion, this could have been your
Superbowl MVP.
It's been three years since I went to Arizona to check out the festivities of Superbowl 42.I didn't actually get to go to the game itself, as tickets were priced between $2000 to $5000 a piece, but the vibe in the city was something that still gives me chills to this day.

If you're a sports fan, you definitely need to make your way to either a Superbowl or to a Canadian city with a team in the Stanley Cup Finals.  I remember driving down White Avenue in Edmonton after the Oilers defeated the Carolina Hurricanes in game 6 of the 2006 Cup Finals.  Now, I've never been to Mardi Gras.  I've only seen clips of what it looks like from watching Wild On! back when I was 20 after getting home from the bar at 2 am.  (Which brings me to another tangent: who else remembers watching shows like Wild On!, ElimiDATE,  and The 5th Wheel while inhaling McDonald's Double Cheeseburgers half asleep on the basement couch after coming home from the bar?  Okay, maybe only I remember this.  But, I wonder if those shows are still around.  I can just imagine a young Mike The Situation watching those types of shows in 2004, and praying one day that it would be him in that role.)

ANYWAYS, I was going to say that the throngs of people on White Avenue after the Oilers win made me feel like I was on the Wild On! New Orleans edition.  It was complete mayhem, but in a controlled and jubilant way.  Don't get me wrong.  I felt like I was going to get rick rolled every two minutes.  But it was surreal to see so many people happy with their home sports team.

As a Winnipeger, I only wish I could know what that felt like. 


  1. I totally remember Elimidate...but I wasn't old enough to be watching it after the bar.


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