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sd4chiefs
08-29-2000, 10:00 PM
Every year since I've been able to follow Kansas City games by Direct TV or in Sports bars, (in the Southwest I used to have to follow them on the score tracker and wait until "Prime Time" to see the highlights..those days were brutal!) I've had a pre-game ritual. I wake up early and play the funkiest music I own...James Brown, Parliment/Fukadelic, Sly and the Family Stone and I play it loud! ESPN is on the tube, muted until they discuss the KC match up. I wear my Joe Delaney or Derrick Thomas jersey and my tan KC hat. Next, I pour a huge Screwdriver (Absolut Vodka and Minute Maid OJ preferred) and make mushroom and cheese omelettes and homestyle potatos for the crew that shows up. By now the music, food and Screwdriver have got me pretty geeked up. Before kick off I hang my framed 1970 KC/Minn. Superbowl pennant above the T.V.! This ritual can bring a tear to the eye so beware. Next, I make another screwdriver flop on the coach, mute the stereo and get ready for the KICK OFF!

At Halftime, I throw Cheddar Brauts on the grill and switch to Bud Light...

What's your game day ritual?



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AZChief

Remember Kansas City's hero, Joe Delaney #37.

Frazod
08-29-2000, 10:06 PM
AZ,

That's cool. I just make sure the VCR is set to record. I wear my Marcus Allen jersey as well.

Dan

JOhn
08-29-2000, 10:11 PM
Beer-run, at least 2 cases...budlight... chips, snacks till everyone shows up. Order pizza, etc. hang up DT plaque, and chiefs semi-truck on top of TV. Chiefs Paraphanella(sp) scattered through living room.
Turn on 101the fox, kill tv sound. Perch on the back of the couch and growl till kickoff Grrrr...
kcmax
rrr..

Ugly Duck
08-29-2000, 10:43 PM
I usually put my Chiefs flag out on Sunday (or Monday or Saturday) morning. Then like clock work I go TO work. Literally. I am a poor college student so I can't afford not to work for the extra dollar an hour on Sundays. I always seem to work when the Chiefs play too whether its 1:00 EST or 4:00. I usually play phone tag with my dad for updates. I spent a lot of time on the phone on January 2nd this year. Other than that I wear my Chiefs tie to work. When I'm not working I sit back and watch the Steelers game while I listen to 101FOX on the internet.

I have not yet been blessed with direct TV.

chiefs2034
08-30-2000, 06:47 AM
Games on Sunday (Game always waits til Church is over) Then.....

I veg on the couch, occasional snacks and depending on the ending of the game causually fall asleep (like most old men).

I have become a post game football narcaleptic!

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KCFan95
08-30-2000, 06:53 AM
1. Wake up early (9 AM)
2. Read paper.
3. Clean kitchen (so number 1 wife will not complain about all my football watching) http://www.ChiefsPlanet.com/ubb/wink.gif
4. Put tape in VCR
5. Watch/tape game
6. Win? Keep tape. Loss? Recycle tape.
7. Watch ALL post game shows.
8. Wait for next week.

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Frodo lives!!

Go Chiefs!!

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KCFan95
08-30-2000, 06:56 AM
1. Wake up early (9 AM)
2. Read paper.
3. Clean kitchen (so number 1 wife will not ***** about all my football watching) http://www.ChiefsPlanet.com/ubb/wink.gif
4. Put tape in VCR
5. Watch/tape game
6. Win? Keep tape. Loss? Recycle tape.
7. Watch ALL post game shows.
8. Wait for next week.

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Frodo lives!!

Go Chiefs!!

sun
08-30-2000, 06:57 AM
I wear my Gonzalez jersey. Fix up some Beam & Coke and have my wife get the snacks ready. Then, I send her to the other room and it is game time. If friends are over, the "rule" is in effect........no side discussions during the game, unless they are Chiefs or football related.

Raiderhader
08-30-2000, 07:00 AM
8.00AM: Raising of the Chiefs Flag
8.30AM: Church, squeezing in a little prayer for the team before leaving church
10.00AM: Home, do last minute changes to Fantasy teams, prepare for ESPN Gameday
11.00AM: Watch Gameday, begin drinking.
1PM: Begin watching football, DirectTV style.

Dont eat much until after the games, and type of food depends on whether we won or lost.<BR>

alanm
08-30-2000, 07:18 AM
Take a shower and put on my Chiefs togs, including the red bolt earring.

Spend some quality time with Mrs. Gaz. Read the paper, make blueberry muffins, play with the cats.

Turn on the TV in time to see the game preview. Retire to kitchen to prepare munchies.

Put KC Chief [my blood-red Betta] on top of the 61” big screen.

Flop on the couch moments before kickoff, surrounded by sustenance.

Alternate mood as directed by Chiefs’ performance.

xoxo~
gaz
creature of habit.<BR>

DoktorSmith
08-30-2000, 07:42 AM
I wake up...hopefully...

I have so much nervous energy I can't eat or else I get sick...so I clean the house...(I figure if they lose at least I'll wallow in clean misery)

I put on my Chiefs apparel...usually a player jersey...if they win I wear it until they lose...

I get the sports page but I don't read it...I won't read or listen to anything about the Chiefs before the game...if I see something on one of the pre-game shows about the Chiefs, I turn the channel...

I won't listen to the announcers until after the opening kickoff...

I smoke a cigarette the first time the Chiefs are on Offense and the first time they are on Defense...if they do better on offense, I only smoke when they are on offense...if D, then I only smoke when they are on D...

If they win...I read the paper to see if the jerk off media was right or wrong and I watch every highlight show there is...I also take a nice hot bath...

If they lose...I stay dirty and I do not watch or read anything about the Chiefs until Wednesday at the earliest...

So you see, I am perfectly normal.... http://www.ChiefsPlanet.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

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joe
"Sex on television can't hurt you... unless you fall off."

alanm
08-30-2000, 07:46 AM
Joe-

But you do take a bath before Wendesday, right?

xoxo~
gaz
hopefully downwind.

DoktorSmith
08-30-2000, 08:12 AM
Gaz, that did sound pretty bad didn't it?...no I just go Sunday without a bath or shower...I won't make my co-workers suffer because the Chiefs lose...now if one of them makes a negative comment about the Chiefs...then I can't be held responsible if I go postal... http://www.ChiefsPlanet.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

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joe
"Sex on television can't hurt you... unless you fall off."

Woodrow
08-30-2000, 08:14 AM
Up early (about 6:00 a.m.) start the coffee and make the drive to the Sunday Star machine about a mile away (Branson). Come back sit on my deck read and drink java till early church at 8:00. Back at 10:00. Mix Bloody Mary's (Spicy V-8, vodka(usually something cheap)celery salt, tabasco, worchestershire, hand-ground pepper, garlic powder, and a touch of liquid smoke). Pull the Johnsonville Brats out of the freezer and surf FSN, ESPN, CNN, CBS, FOX etc. for everyones preview of the Chiefs game. Liberal cursing and screaming at those who are picking against KC. Game time, shut down volume and tune in Mitch and the boys. Start briquettes between 3rd and 4th quarters. Feast after the game and surf NFL ticket for late games.

B^2

Tribal Warfare
08-30-2000, 12:25 PM
1. sleep late
2. take shower
3. go to church at 11:00 am
4. drive home like a maniac while listening to mitch,lenand griggs.
5. put on dt jersey
6. pace the floor and cuss during the game and eat at half time.
7. if a win, happy all weekend
8. if a loss, remind my self that the chiefs are not my only worries in life http://www.ChiefsPlanet.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

Milissa
08-30-2000, 12:55 PM
Okay..sounds silly....but.....
Paint my toenails and fingernails red and yellow. http://www.ChiefsPlanet.com/ubb/smile.gif<BR>

DoktorSmith
08-30-2000, 01:03 PM
Hey 2034,

My cousin's wife does nails for a living...last year she painted the Arrowhead logo on my fingers... http://www.ChiefsPlanet.com/ubb/cool.gif

mohawk, I can't seem to do #8...if the Chiefs lose I'm depressed for days and all my problems seem worse...if they win, then I have no problems I can't deal with...I'm sick... http://www.ChiefsPlanet.com/ubb/frown.gif
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joe
"Sex on television can't hurt you... unless you fall off."

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wutamess
08-30-2000, 01:05 PM
Well, since I have heve been in Texas, my ritual has been the following:

1) Get up at 8:00 and get ready for the game.
2) Pace for a few hours and try to keep myself busy with houswork until the pregame.
3) Surf the channels dillegently about an hour before the game for any signs of red.
4) This continues until about 15 min after kickoff because aparently they don't like to watch the best football team in the world in Texas. (Go figure)
5) Finally figure out that the game is not going to be broadcast on regular TV.
6) Jump in my car and drive in to town to about 5 or 6 bars and find that no one has purchased the NFL season ticket until regular season.
7) Go home to watch the highlights of the Chiefs LOSING to teams that we should have beaten.
8) Spend the rest of my day trying to forget the performance and wondering why the coaches don't exploit the potential of our team??!!

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j molina
08-30-2000, 01:07 PM
Well, my ritual will change drastically this season. My parents got Directv! Granted, its 120 mile round trip every weekend but worth every mile!
I used to go to 1 of 3 sports bars.


I no longer have to put up with the vile Donx fans!

Milissa
08-30-2000, 01:14 PM
58--REALLY? That's too funny...And you actually let her paint your nails????? My brother told me that I shouldnt have been painting my nails red and yellow during the preseason.....says that it was my nail painting that jinxed them and caused them to lose.. go figure...

Dartgod
08-30-2000, 01:14 PM
My gameday routine is pretty normal too. Before the game I pad the kids and wife (it get's pretty physical). During the game I drink heavily. After the game, if the Chiefs win, I pet the dogs and talk to wife. If the chiefs lose, I talk to dogs and kick the wife.

CaptnRon
Sometimes confused

j molina
08-30-2000, 01:16 PM
58forever#10 - I know exactly what you mean
about the nervous energy. Before I quit smoking I would sometimes get through a whole pack at games end!

wutamess
08-30-2000, 01:19 PM
Easy there sport...

Dartgod
08-30-2000, 01:23 PM
The wife reaaaally roots for the Chiefs!

CaptnRon
Fanmaker

Dartgod
08-30-2000, 01:23 PM
The wife reaaaally roots for the Chiefs!

CaptnRon
Fanmaker

DaKCMan AP
08-30-2000, 01:30 PM
Joe Jr - Paint your fingernails and drive a pink miata, hmmmm it is all becoming clear now...

Bob Dole
08-30-2000, 01:36 PM
1. I get the pads on and taped around 10am.

2. Around 11 am the person from Manpower shows up that I'll be hitting all day.

3. The live tackling dummy gets dressed and we go over the house rules.

4. Every time the chiefs mess up I take a full 10 yard run at the manpower employee and hit him full steam.

After the game we both enjoy a cup of hot tea.

Frazod
08-30-2000, 01:40 PM
KCBob wrote:

4. Put tape in VCR
5. Watch/tape game
6. Win? Keep tape. Loss? Recycle tape.

I do the exact same thing. Anyone else do this? How far back does your games go? I've got games going back to about 1990. My favorite game to watch every now and then is the Monday Night Football matchup between Montana and Elway. A definite classic. I still need to catalogue the last couple of years of tapes.

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Definitly!
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scooter
08-30-2000, 02:01 PM
Uh Gaz, did I read that correctly? The 'Bolt earring'? Would that require a pierce or is it the clip on variety.

*revising my mental image of my 2nd favourite engineer. Dilbert's 1st.*

DoktorSmith
08-30-2000, 02:04 PM
Jeff, now that you've drawn my attention to it how can I ignore it?....

Is it true you are going on Disney Cruise trying to find women your own age?.... http://www.ChiefsPlanet.com/ubb/biggrin.gif


Grand Illusion...yep, if they win I keep it and analyze it the rest of the week...I study it like I was a player...

If they lose, I tape over it...
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joe
"Sex on television can't hurt you... unless you fall off."

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DaKCMan AP
08-30-2000, 02:08 PM
Joe - Let's do the Math, I'm married with a wife that I got pregnant. You are single and paint your fingernails, heck in your case it is not even look out Disney World, it is look out SanFran...

(grin)

Snapper
08-30-2000, 02:23 PM
9:00 am Get out of Bed
10:00 am Go to Church with Girlfriend
11:30 am Home for Chiefs Football
12:00 (Noon) Girlfriend leaves for work (News anchor will be gone till 9 pm)
12-8:30 pm Hoover makin a mess, eating what ever he wants, swearing, cheering, playing cards....
8:30 pm Friends need to leave, Hoover picks up house, take 4 tums, makes excuse why the house smells like chili and beer.
9 pm when she returns and asks how the day was I tell her that I had some work to do for the upcomming week, and o yea I had the Chiefs game on.

Hoover

ansonsdad
08-30-2000, 02:48 PM
1. Get helmet polished
2. Open beer
3. Fire up the Q
4. Turn on the pre-game show
5. Buds arrive
6. Hand out the better brew to chief fans.

After game ritual

Option #1 / Chiefs win - Party all night
Option #2 / Chiefs lose - Kick everyone out. Get depressed and go into a drunken stooper and pass out.

stevieray
08-30-2000, 02:49 PM
My ritual has changed this season as the family just purchased an older (1923) house for the first time. Want to know what the selling point was for me?

It has a SEPARATE guest house DETACHED from the main house!!!!!!

I immediately Christened it "The Wigwam", hooked up a second converter box, and can gloriously seclude myself amidst all of my Chiefs memorabilia for this upcoming season!

It has the essentials (small beer fridge, a bathroom, DirectTV, and a closet to house my numerous shirts/jerseys). But the BEST part is that the wife can watch her own shows inside the house while I can yell/scream and/or place my beer on the table (WITHOUT using coasters) in "The Wigwam"!

Hell, even my two dogs can comfortably rest with me and not have to worry about shedding hair, farting, belching, or wolfing down their meals while the wife looks on in complete disgust!

Bring on the game!!!!!!!!!!

Yosef_Malkovitch
08-30-2000, 03:04 PM
10:00 - awaken, kickoff Chiefs blanket don Chiefs shirt, make/eat breakfast, brush teeth with Chiefs toothbrush
11:00 - doublecheck injury reports & make necessary adjustments to FFL & Pick'em.
11:00 - turn on sportscenter, Fox, or anyone else doing a pre-game show worth listening to.
11:30 - see if Sunday Ticket is showing the Chiefs pre-game show or not.
12:00 - don any one of 12+ Chiefs hats, no specific one, just whichever one I'm in the mood for or one that matches the Chiefs shirt I have on.
12:01 - scream/cuss special teams for lousy coverage/return. Is this too much detail for y'all?

DoktorSmith
08-30-2000, 03:06 PM
I hear Fire Island is really nice this time of year...let me know how you like it Jeff... http://www.ChiefsPlanet.com/ubb/smile.gif

DaKCMan AP
08-30-2000, 03:10 PM
Joe - Fire Island being what? Or are you talking about me going to hell for being such an ***?

sd4chiefs
08-30-2000, 06:28 PM
Injun! I've got to come and see a Chiefs game in the "WIGWAM!" That sounds like heaven on earth! When I buy a place I'm making sure it has a back house too!

When is the first annual Chief Planet party at the Wigwam?

AZ

kcred
08-30-2000, 06:41 PM
<LI>Get up at 6am, thank God I'm a RAIDER fan and not a Niner, Donkey or Chief fan....
<LI>Read paper while eating some grub and watching pregame shows. Secretly hope Howie chokes Bradshaw....
<LI>First game starts at 7am here.... At halftime go to watch the rest of the days games poolside at a friends house....
<LI>After second game... BBQ and swim till ESPeN game starts at 2pm....


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"Those who want respect ...... give respect"
[b]Tony Soprano</B>

Fort Chief
08-30-2000, 09:13 PM
Damn b-squared, that sounds like one good tasting bloody mary. It's making my mouth water right now! http://www.ChiefsPlanet.com/ubb/smile.gif

stevieray
08-30-2000, 11:57 PM
hawaiinboy,

Still haven't gotten over that "Immaculate Reception" game I see.

I sure wish Frechy Fuqua would admit he touched the ball thereby tossing another cube of salt into Raider fans wounds.

svuba
08-31-2000, 01:39 AM
"You want to know what I do!?! I cry!....I lock myself in the bathroom and I cry!"....


I wonder if this means anything to anyone else, or I'm just the only infant in here...

alanm
08-31-2000, 08:11 AM
ck_IN-

I am pierced.

xoxo~
gaz
slave to fashion.

scooter
08-31-2000, 08:29 AM
You're too radical for this computer geek Gaz. I was born with a given number of holes in my body and hopefully I'll die with the same number. *L*

alanm
08-31-2000, 08:53 AM
ck_IN-

It was a severe case of "middle age crazy." The only know cures are an affair, an earring or a red Corvette. I'm painfully monogamous and could not afford a 'vette.

If it is any consolation, nipple piercing was never even considered.

xoxo~
gaz
conservative in his mid-life crises.<BR>

alanm
08-31-2000, 09:02 AM
I don't think I have every been described as radical before...

xoxo~
gaz
riding the cutting edge.

Gracie Dean
08-31-2000, 09:03 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Helvetica, verdana, ariel">quote:</font><HR>and a touch of liquid smoke<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

b-squared - is this ingredient for taste alone, or an homage to Homer Simpson's famous "stay at home Sunday" waffles?

WarPaint
08-31-2000, 09:09 AM
Gaz,

Did you watch battlebots last night?

lmiller
08-31-2000, 09:17 AM
8:00 am
Stumble to the front door of my house after a long night of Postal Service bliss and hit the shower and the rack for power nap.
11:30 am
Coffee is consumed to clear the fog and to focus on pre-game shows.
Noon
The wife and daughter go shopping/movies for EXACTLY 4 hours. (In case of overtime)
A wide range of snacks on the coffee table and a twelve pack of Bud in the cooler.
After the game, depending on how much beer I've drank, I'll usually power nap again until I go to work at 8:00pm.

For 3:00pm games, I'll sleep until 2:30 and keep the drinking to a minimum. Hard enough to do my job drunk, let alone hungover. (G)



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Not disgruntled....yet.

alanm
08-31-2000, 09:31 AM
Chiefnj-

I don't know what that is.

xoxo~
gaz
remembers "rock 'em sock 'em robots."

Woodrow
08-31-2000, 09:43 AM
JC:

Not a Homer watcher so I'm not up to speed on the waffles. The recipe was a bit of a screw-up originally. I was making the 3rd or 4th pitcher one day for the group and mistook the liquid smoke for the Worcestershire bottle sitting next to it in the pantry.(Hey! it could happen to any drunk!) Voila! new recipe. Went over good with the crowd, the rest is history!

Embarassing but true. I'll clue you in on the best marguarita recipe in the world sometime if you are interested.

B^2

WarPaint
08-31-2000, 09:54 AM
Gaz,

Battlebots is an engineers wet dream. It was on comedy central last night 10:30 EST. Engineers build robots that fight each other. They swing blades, hammers etc. Circular saws pop up from the floor of the "arena" to disable the robots.

Gracie Dean
08-31-2000, 10:00 AM
b-squared - from the "Homer the Heretic" episode:

Homer's Space-Age Out-of-This-World Moon Waffles

* Ingredients
+ One bag caramel cubes
+ Waffle mix
+ One bottle Liquid Smoke
+ One stick butter
* Directions
+ Empty bag of caramels onto waffle iron.
+ Add generous portion of waffle batter.
+ Add one bottle of Liquid Smoke.
+ Cook until burnt.
+ Wrap waffle around a stick of butter.
+ Serve on a toothpick

Homer would skip Church, take a long shower, dry off with the bathroom door open ['cuz he was alone], dance around the house in his underwear and sunglasses singing "short-shorts," make the waffles, and watch football in his underwear.

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Helvetica, verdana, ariel">quote:</font><HR> Oh, Doctor! A 98-yard triple-reverse ties the score at 63--63! We have seen nothing but razzle-dazzle here today, three visits from Morganna the Kissing Bandit, and the surprising return of Jim Brown! <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

The dog would lick the drippings from the waffle off his belly. Pure hedonism.


P.S. lay the margarita recipe on me.

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alanm
08-31-2000, 10:12 AM
Chiefnj-

I'll have to check it out. Thanks for the heads up.

xoxo~
gaz
could always use another wet one.<P>

Raiderhader
08-31-2000, 10:15 AM
Would love to hear the Margarita Recipe...

Woodrow
08-31-2000, 10:15 AM
JC:

I can't see the monitor for the tears in my eyes from laughing. Do you know how much of that describes ME? I have found my twin!!

Marguarita recipe:

6 oz can of frozen lime-ade
6 oz tequila (measure in lime-ade can to get the drippings.
4 oz triple sec
juice of 1/2 fresh lime.
1 drop of almond extract.
Fill blender with ice and add just enough water for right consistency.

Use lime rind NOT water to moisten glass rim (this makes for even distribution of salt if desired). After pouring marg. into glass use cut remaining half of lime in two. Squeeze one of the quarters into top of drink w/o mixing and the other quarter goes on lip of glass for garnish. Drink and have fun.

This is a fairly stout drink, not like you get in most restuarants or bars, but if you like stronger or weaker drinks adjust the liquor accordingly.

B^2

lmiller
08-31-2000, 10:40 AM
B-squared,
Damn, that marguarita recipe looks great. Would you mind too much giving the measurements for that Bloody Mary recipe? It would be appreciated.

Woodrow
08-31-2000, 12:20 PM
The Bloody recipe is a little less precise. I go more by feel on that one, but here it goes.

1 Large can or glass bottle of V-8 Spicy or Salsa flavored for those who would rather knock the heat down a bit.
250-350 ml of vodka (I use cheap)
The juice of 1 fresh lime
1-2 tsp celery salt
1-2 tsp garlic powder
3 Tbs of Worcestershire sauce
2-3 drops of liquid smoke
Tabasco to taste (I use 3 or 4 shakes)
Several turns of a pepper mill
Stalk of celery to garnish
Optional- Sometimes I'm in the mood for a saltier taste and I add a dash or two of Seasoned Salt.

B^2

lmiller
08-31-2000, 12:57 PM
B-squared,
Thanks! I can't speak for everyone on this BB but you definately have my vote for Official ChiefsPlanet BB Bartender.

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Not disgruntled....yet.

Woodrow
08-31-2000, 01:28 PM
Maybe I should post an official drink of the week?

B^2

Duck Dog
08-31-2000, 02:15 PM
1. Go to church--If I don't and they lose, its my fault
2. Make cheese dip in the crockpot
3. put my dawson jersey on
4 watch the game...Go outside during commercials ( I stopped smoking in house)
5 yell, scream call friends in Kansas during half time!!!

IF I were in Kansas, I would be at arrowhead!!!

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Pam
sees the glass half full. :)

mcan
08-31-2000, 02:25 PM
all that preperation just to see them get beat up week after week? About the only salvation for the Chiefs is to bring back Marty S. Ontil then, you'll might think about becoming Bronco fans. You'd at least have an interesting afternoon. Until the return of Mr. S. the Chiefs have no chance. Christ, even Buddy Brister, or Craig Morton would have a field day against this team without Mr. S.