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Canceling cable service on Super Bowl weekend

By Tony Hicks
Monday, February 2nd, 2009 at 1:15 pm in Uncategorized.

So my wife decided she’d had it with our malfunctioning Dish Network box and canceled our service … on Saturday.

So not only do we not have television until Thursday, I couldn’t watch the Super Bowl pregame show. Which was fine – we were going to our friends’ house for the actual game, and missing the pregame just meant I was able to get some things done around the house before turning into a gluttonous fool the rest of the day.

But I didn’t realize that I had to get back home by 7 so my daughter’s mother could pick her up.

I can’t tell you, as a football fan, how wonderful it felt to wake up this morning realizing I missed almost all of the fourth quarter of what so many sportwriters are calling the greatest Super Bowl in history. Awesome. Thanks for that.

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2 Responses to “Canceling cable service on Super Bowl weekend”

  1. Martin G. Reynolds Says:

    Never let the girlfriend touch the cable-related devices. They can pay the bill, but no shutting off things, altering programming or any of that.
    Sorry you missed it, Tony. It really WAS one of the best in history.
    Sorry, thanks for that.


  2. Tony Hicks Says:

    Yeah, thanks Martin. Only problem is that we men need to keep our hands and feet away from a usual mild-mannered woman furious that her DVR didn’t record America’s Next Top Model. I wasn’t about to get involved – especially since she pays the bill.
    Besides – she did it before I woke up. She’s definitely not stupid.

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