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The Saturday Link - 24 hours to prep for Super Bowl 45

I don't know if you heard, but there's this game being played tomorrow night. You might've heard of it. Yeah....its called the Super Bowl. Supposedly, everyone and their mama's mama will be watching the game. You should too.

Well, as you make your final preparation to watch this football game between the Green Bay Packers and the Pittsburgh Steelers, I want to make sure you make a mental checklist of things you should do to properly enjoy the game.

1. Pick a team, regardless if you don't have a dog in the fight.

For some of you, this won't be a problem. You either like Green Bay or Pittsburgh, or you hate Green Bay or Pittsburgh. Not a big deal. However, if you're like me and look at these two teams with a neutral perspective, then choosing a team to root for can be tough. Find whatever it is about one team or another to love or hate and just roll with it. I'm rooting for the Packers because Donald Driver's a bruh ('06), Charles Woodson is the homie, and I'm tired of Ben Aura consistently rolling seven. Green and Yellow, Green and Yellow, Green and Yellow...

2. Make your eating/drinking arrangements in advance of the game.

If you're going to a house party to watch the game, don't come empty handed, that's just plain rude. If you do that to my house party, I'm going to treat you like Martin did, open the door and tell you to, "get to steppin." If you're going to a bar/restaurant/etc. plan it early enough to either make a reservation or just get there early. If you stay at the house solo, get some pizza delivered or cook the food early. Trust me, you'll thank me later.

3. Understand your game-watching environment and choose wisely.

There's nothing more that I hate than watching the game and being around people who are not really watching the game. For two of the last three Super Bowl's I've watched the game at the crib. Not because I'm a hermit, but because I can't deal with folks talking about their 401K's or how their boyfriend treats them like crap or none of that. Please do me a favor and shut the hell up and watch this zone blitz go to work.

4. Consider turning your phone off during the game.

This ain't for everyone, but you don't want to be the person who was with your head down and texting your mama about how to upload photos on facebook when the play of the game happens. Put the phone away unless you're on commercial break or halftime, because lets be real...no one really cares about the halftime. Our dirty little secret.

5. Have fun.

It seems simple enough, but this game happens once a year, and this might be the last football game we watch....well, for a long long LONG time. Enjoy it for all its splendor.

Onto the Saturday Link:

The Black Guy Who Tips - Freaks in Denial

The Smoking Section - Kobe and Nike unveil "The Black Mamba" Trailer

Very Smart Brothas - The 10 Best Types of Sex

House That Glanville Built - Lou Williams can rap?

You Got Dunked On - Jeremy Evans YUUULE's on Al Harrington

The Starting Five - An interview with sportswriter Dave Zirin

The NFL Chick - Which is better, Black and Yellow or Green and Yellow?


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