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aggiebones
04-22-2010, 01:07 PM
I'm having some real problems here in DC.

I LOVE the draft and I LOVE the Pens. My wife also loves both (and 1 big reason why I love my wife)

We have to put 2 young kids (ages 2.5 and 5) to bed and my wife is prego and gets tired easy and will only make it to about 11pm if lucky, so here's the schedule:

-turn off all phones and no internet. Lockdown begins.
-Have pizza delivered and put on the Pens game at 7 or whenever it is on cause the kids will watch that.
-Start the DVR for the draft.
-After 1st period, wipe the kids down (no bath tonight) and throw them in bed amidst the protesting. No book reading tonight.
-Scurry downstairs for period 2.
-At second intermission, start the draft. I hate missing all the bonus precoverage, but no way to get this all in otherwise.
Hopefully by skipping commercials, we'll catch up some in the draft.
Go back for period 3 and pray the Pens dust them pretty quickly, so we can just switch entirely to the draft. A close Pens game or God forbid OT and I'm in trouble.
-Get to the draft full on, skipping commercials. Gotta get to the Steelers pick at least, then maybe the wife will concede to bed and letting me watch the rest of the 1st round on my own.
We also have to cancel recording 30Rock and Adv. of New Christine, which we like.

Anyone else struggling tonight with overlap. I have a feeling I'll be yelling at my kids a bit tonight. I've been preparing them that tonight will be stressful, but the 2yr old just doesn't understand yet. He's old enough (2.5) to test me, but not understand how some days get more backlash than others. Tonight is a good night to learn :)

proudpittsburgher
04-22-2010, 01:11 PM
I was waiting for someone to bring this up. I will proly be watching the Pens, but switching over very, very frequently to the draft. It sucks, in this case, that there are sparce commercial breaks in hockey. (can't believe I said that), but in this case it's true. I just couldn't wait until aftre the Pens game to find out about Ben, even though I firmly believe he isn't going to be traded.

flippy
04-22-2010, 01:13 PM
Wear the kids out by 6:30 and get them to be before 7.

Switch between the Pens game and the draft at every commercial. You should be able to almost keep up.

Watch the other shows on hulu.com.

I've got 4 simultaneous shows on that I like tonight.

I'll just watch the pens and play catchup on the draft and watch the others on the internet later.

Ghost
04-22-2010, 01:16 PM
Wearing out the <last channel> button on the remote tonight once the draft starts.

Gus
04-22-2010, 01:36 PM
I watch everything on the internet. I don't have a TV.
I'll be doing the following: Pens video/draft audio.

The issue I have is picking my kid up at the bus stop 2 hours into the draft. That could be Steeler pick time. At least I don't have to worry about putting my kid to bed in the middle of it. The first round/Thursday's draft should be done well before 5:30pm here.

RuthlessBurgher
04-22-2010, 01:41 PM
Wearing out the <last channel> button on the remote tonight once the draft starts.

:Agree

I will be watching the Pens game and switching over to the draft on commercial breaks and during intermissions. I will also have my laptop queued up to the draft...I couldn't possibly stay off the internet and DVR the draft and watch it later (I'll try to get onto the chatroom on this board so I can keep abreast of who has been picked while I am watching the Pens game...probably won't post too much, but I'll follow along with what everyone is saying during stoppages in play). If the Pens game is still on when the Steelers go on the clock, I will likely have to switch over to the draft during that time (and with my luck I will probably miss a huge goal).

As for the kids, I normally read them a book in bed at night, but this will be a rare occasion in which I ask Jake to read his sister a book instead (since they are 8 and 5, that is an option for me that I can take out of the arsenal on rare occassions like this).

aggiebones
04-22-2010, 02:13 PM
The real problem is the kids. They will distract the heck out of us (as kids will) fro the 7-8 hour, which may be the most important part of the night, setting the stage for later excitement. As was said, not as many commercials in hockey, so that will be a problem. I think I will take the kids out early from daycare, but they get a good workout there from their friends. Far better than this 40 year old man can do.We may get them ready and let them come down for period 2, but they'll lose some interest after 1 full period. That's alot for that age. They would rather run and pillage the house than sit and watch a game.

flippy
04-22-2010, 02:21 PM
The real problem is the kids. They will distract the heck out of us (as kids will) fro the 7-8 hour, which may be the most important part of the night, setting the stage for later excitement. As was said, not as many commercials in hockey, so that will be a problem. I think I will take the kids out early from daycare, but they get a good workout there from their friends. Far better than this 40 year old man can do.We may get them ready and let them come down for period 2, but they'll lose some interest after 1 full period. That's alot for that age. They would rather run and pillage the house than sit and watch a game.

give them benadryl.



totally kiddding. not serious at all.


but my dog takes it for allergies and it knocks her out. :D

Jigawatts
04-22-2010, 02:33 PM
Grey's Anatomy.








psych!


Pens all the way. Check in with the draft during commercials and period intermissions.

feltdizz
04-22-2010, 04:39 PM
Pens on Justin.TV...

Draft on NFL.com..

Steelgal
04-22-2010, 04:43 PM
Probably watching the Pens, but will switch back and forth often, even some during the game. Wish I could be on the laptop, but it's messed up and won't connect to the internet any longer. Trying to figure it out.......

Fortunately our kids are 9, 11, and 13 so they will watch it with me or the Avatar movie that came out today. Perfect timing for a new movie release :Cheers

SteelAbility
04-22-2010, 04:45 PM
Draft. It's not even a contest.

hawaiiansteel
04-22-2010, 04:47 PM
tape them both, switch back and forth furiously...go back and watch tapes after game and Draft ends.

SteelBucks
04-22-2010, 05:07 PM
Pens...with a lot of flipping back to the draft.

Steeler Expat
04-22-2010, 05:08 PM
I have couples counseling at 8pm (9pm EDT) in Spanish with my Peruvian girlfriend. FML.

WoodleyofTroy
04-22-2010, 05:19 PM
Only problem with scheduling it around the time the Steelers are on the clock is, they might trade up.

Since the Pens are up 3-1 it makes it easier to focus on the draft. And with all the hype this year (being the best draft since 1983, in primetime, 1 round only, etc).. I don't want to miss it.

Obviously I'll still be checking in on the Pens game, but main focus is draft.

Can't imagine what I would do if this were a game 7 (well, it would probably be the pens)..

hawaiiansteel
04-22-2010, 05:27 PM
too bad the Pirates won't be playing a doubleheader today, really would love to watch them again after their 20-0 loss to the Brewers earlier... :roll:

DukieBoy
04-22-2010, 06:14 PM
Mike Lange on-line, Versus on TV (muted), Web browser to the draft, TV remote in one hand and a cold New Castle Brown in the other.

hawaiiansteel
04-22-2010, 06:33 PM
Mike Lange on-line, Versus on TV (muted), Web browser to the draft, TV remote in one hand and a cold New Castle Brown in the other.



oh yeah, that cold New Castle Brown Ale sounds really good right now! :Cheers

DukieBoy
04-22-2010, 07:01 PM
Mike Lange on-line, Versus on TV (muted), Web browser to the draft, TV remote in one hand and a cold New Castle Brown in the other.



oh yeah, that cold New Castle Brown Ale sounds really good right now! :Cheers

I'll dring one for you.

RuthlessBurgher
04-22-2010, 07:52 PM
I failed my remote control duties already. Flipped over to the draft when hockey was on a commercial. Came back too late...missed Letang's power play goal.