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Weekend Debate: Super Bowl or Inauguration?

Posted on: January 16, 2009 11:45 am
Edited on: January 16, 2009 3:13 pm
 

Friday's edition of the Wall Street Journal's Weekend Journal has the headline: The Inaugural Pregame Show. The spread goes on to inform travelers of all the great things to do in Washington while waiting for Tuesday's festivities to occur.

Interesting word choice, WSJ.

Pregame.

Pre- as in before. 

-game as in game.

Games? Games? Games? Boardgames? No. Videogames? Wicked Game? No!

Sports games? Yes.

As in before a big sports game?

Bingo.

Not Bingo, sports games!

What's the biggest sports game?

The Super Bowl?

Bingo!

No, the Super Bowl.

OK, so the story has me thinking what I would rather attend: The Obama inauguration or the Super Bowl?

I have my opinion on the matter, and it's probably too convoluted to share thanks to a decades worth of Redskins' mismanagement, but I pose the question to you, and you, and yes, you:

WWYTCCMD?

What would you, the CBSSports.com community member do?

Being that this is CBSSports.com and not CBSNews.com, I have a feeling. But it's not one I'm hooked on. This swearing in is a bit different than most. It may not involve the Budweiser Clydesdales, but some say this whole presidential hubbub is a bit, well, historical.

So is the Super Bowl, thee say, unless one is a Patriots fan. This is true. Four years between inaugurations is a blip on the Arizona Cardinals' Super Bowl attendance sheet. Ditto for the Jets, Lions, Saints and Chiefs.

But passion for one's team is a different animal than political fervor. For some, sports is a distraction, for others a means of connection. For some, politics is a means to action, for others a facilitator of dissatisfaction. 

Both events cater to the grandiose. One knights a democratic demigod, the other crowns a gridiron king.

Both have glitz, whether it be Kennedys, Clintons, and trips to Watergate or Barbers, Hasselback's and slips called "Nipplegate." 

Both have pregame star-studded events. Bono, Bruce, Beyonce, Mellencamp, Crow and Brooks will all perform before Obama is sworn in. Carnies, ghosts, Original Hooters girls, and kangaroos will be present in Tampa.

Both ... you get the point. Now share your's!

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Since: Aug 18, 2008
Posted on: January 20, 2009 2:16 pm
 

Weekend Debate: Super Bowl or Inauguration?

Superbowl.  The outcome hasn't been determined yet and your team still has a chance to win.

Also:

The Superbowl has hotter cheerleaders than the ones Bill Clinton hangs around with.

Security is easier to get through and probably not quite as intrusive.

Shorter walk back to your car.

Unbiased play by play  (or at least not as bad as the inauguration).

BEER!

Speeches are waaaaaaaay shorter.

I don't fall asleep during the Superbowl....




Since: Jul 14, 2008
Posted on: January 19, 2009 12:53 am
 

Weekend Debate: Super Bowl or Inauguration?

First, my condolensces to the honorable Mr. McNabb.  Apparently, he won't be attending this year's Super Bowl, due to an apparent conflict in his schedule.  Rather presumptive, the photo, I think.

As for the question, this is a no-brainer!  I will not be attending either - don't have the time, nor the money - but I would go to the Super Bowl if it were a matchup of my two least favorite teams before I would attend Mr. Obama's $150 Million Mega-party.  Okay, I'm not going all political here, but really?  Give me a couple of those bucks, and I'll take my family to Florida. 

Seriously, though, you have to go to the Super Bowl.  I could understand the one poster's sentiment that the Super Bowl comes around every year, whereas this is one moment in American history, but I've never been to a Super Bowl.  As another poster noted, I come in here to get away from the politics.  That's also why I would choose the Super Bowl - to get away from it all.  Let the young "Rockin' New Year's Eve" crowd go party with there newly elected rock star.  I'll watch my Super Bowl. 

As for the "history" of Barack Obama's election, I get it, I really do.  To be honest with you, I am tickled to death we finally elected a minority member of our great society to the presidency.  Then again, how many have run?  I did not vote for him; I don't agree with his policies.  It actually disappoints me, because I would like to be able to say I voted for the first minority candidate to be elected.  But, I wasn't going to vote for him simply because he was.  By the way, African-American is not the only "minority" in this nation.  We seriously need to figure that out.

Best of luck to Cards and Steelers fans.  I think this is going to be a fun Super Bowl.  Sure wish my Cowboys were there.  You probably sensed my bitterness in my opening comments

 




Since: Sep 19, 2007
Posted on: January 18, 2009 8:08 pm
 

Weekend Debate: Super Bowl or Inauguration?

Since Hell has not frozen over and I have no desire to see a puppet turkey take over this country, I would and WILL be at this superbowl. My father was gracious enough to take myself and my son to this Superbowl to watch his Steelers become the first team to have 6 rings. Too bad my Cowboys are not there, but maybe next year.

 

Only way I would go to the swearing in of that Liberal POS, is if I could be close enough to spew a lugie on top of that pompous head and take of picture of it. Always wanted to see if that so called Messiah would know it was coming because of his mystical/superman knowledge and would be able to advoid it. I would be an overnight hero to million once that slime dripped down his face for the world to see.




Since: Jan 18, 2009
Posted on: January 18, 2009 1:52 pm
 

Weekend Debate: Super Bowl or Inauguration?

all about the superbowl!!! it's an all week event! and it's in Tampa! warm wheather vs cold wheather? that should be the real question. plus i voted for the old guy and the hot chick. maybe i'm byass but i love football. sorry obama, nothing personal.



Since: Jun 9, 2008
Posted on: January 18, 2009 12:12 pm
 

Weekend Debate: Super Bowl or Inauguration?

You're kidding me right?  This cannot be a serious question.  Last time I looked, this website was called "SPORTSLINE", not "Liberal Line".  I didn't vote for this guy, cannot stand his policies, and certainly will not be celebrating in any way, shape or form on Tuesday.  However should my Steelers make the bowl, that will be a GREAT day, full of celebration and hopefully, with victory as well. 

Sports gives us the opportunity to escape from life's serious issues, of which politics is one.  Please, keep Obama, Bruce, Bono, Crow & Melonhead.  I'll take Hooters girls, Football, Beer and Tampa's prolific strip clubs over the inauguration of someone I have absolutely no respect for ten out of ten times.       



jpwyllys
Since: May 29, 2008
Posted on: January 18, 2009 7:41 am
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Since: Nov 30, 2007
Posted on: January 17, 2009 8:27 pm
 

Weekend Debate: Super Bowl or Inauguration?

Honestly, the inauguration is the 20th of January, the other is on the first of Febuary. I guess it is on hypothetical terms, so I'd pick... Super Bowl. Yeah I know, history this, history that but I think the night Obama won the election was way cooler, in Chicago, you know. Plus I would like to see my Steelers play.




Since: Oct 25, 2008
Posted on: January 17, 2009 3:01 pm
 

Weekend Debate: Super Bowl or Inauguration?

I just wanted to say, that I thought it was pretty funny how on the main page, they (CBS) put the word 'chose' instead of 'choose'. :)



Since: Jan 4, 2009
Posted on: January 17, 2009 2:18 pm
 

Weekend Debate: Super Bowl or Inauguration?

Either way it's a lot of hype. I don't get the whole history thing with Obama, let's see if he does a good job or not before we heap too much praise on him for winning a popularity contest over an old man with the personality of a carrot.


Marshal Dillon
Since: Sep 18, 2008
Posted on: January 17, 2009 12:18 pm
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