Thursday, September 27, 2007

Hypothetical Scenario

Let’s say that I have an engagement party to attend on Sunday afternoon from 1-5. Let’s also say that the Steelers are playing at 4:15, and the game is scheduled to be on the local DC and Baltimore television stations. I am expected to be at the party the entire time and there is also a chance that there will also be a dinner after the party.

My question: what are my options? I’m not positive if the hosts are football fans, but if they are, the team of choice is probably the Baltimore Ravens, not the Steelers. Is it a major party foul to suggest turning on the game at 4:15? Would it be inappropriate to wear Steelers gear to the party? (It would be a golf shirt not my #83 jersey with “Lipps” on the back – I’m guessing most of the guests are not familiar with Louis Lipps.) If I wear a Steelers shirt, people may consciously or subconsciously think about turning on the game. Of course, I may be insulting many of the Baltimore guests and not making such a good impression. I guess I need to hope that someone turns on the Ravens game at 1:00 and leaves the television on for the 4:15 game. This could work perfectly in that I can be social for the first 3+ hours of the party before the game starts. The problem with this scenario is I’m not sure how or where I can watch the second half. I don’t think I can watch the entire game, which will end around 7:15 (2 hours after the party finishes) at the hosts’ house. Any suggestions on any of this?

Since some of the folks attending the party may read this, I want to let everyone know that I am not being serious about choosing between the party and the Steelers. (Or am I?) This entire post is all in jest. (Really?) Yes, really. (Are you sure?) End post now!

7 comments:

jason said...

leave the party at 4 and find a bar to watch the game. i don't know where exactly you'll be, but there's a bar called 'south side' on the main street in alexandria. i watched a steeler game there once, they put it on the big screen and turned the sound on.

Anonymous said...

Here we go yo, here we go yo, so what's the what the what's the scenario --- It's OPP yea you know me ---- Screw all those ravens fans and wear the Louis Lipps jersey. It always makes for good conversation and just remember... If you ain't a Steelers fan you ain't shit. I think I saw that on a t-shirt before. Just be down with OPP and Jump! Jump! the mack daddy's gonna wanna make you Jump! Jump!

Sean said...

Jason - The engagement party is in Baltimore, so going to Alexandria is a little out of the way. The one Steeler bar I know in Baltimore is also out of the way.

Anonymous - I like your enthusiasm.

jason said...

how far is the party to your house? just leave early, it's a huge game.

Messiah said...

Sean -- stop by our house on the way home, if you don't want to go to a bar. We're 30 mins or so from Baltimore and on the way to your house. Lee will be over watching, too.

Dan said...

Being moderately anti-social, I ask: how important are these people actually? If you don't know them well enough to know their football preferences, why are you expected to be there the entire time? The Steelers clearly take precedence here. This is not in any way jest. You should just leave. :)

Sean said...

I would say that these people are very, very, very important. I can't leave. I think I'll just try to watch the first half at the house/party and go out to dinner at a restaurant showing the Steelers game for the second half.

If that doesn't work, Messiah, I'll be at your place!