NFL: Bengals 31, Packers 24…the Game Unseen


Published: September 21, 2009

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... certain victory, but at the fact that I did not see the game!

As Inigo Montoya would say, "Let me, there is no time—let me sum up."

As many of you know, I live in the great city of San Francisco, and the games of my childhood team are not always shown locally. No problem—I have DirecTV and purchased NFL Sunday Ticket.

Then my satellite receiver went on the fritz. So we order a new one, get rid of the things we have recorded on TiVo that would be lost in the switch by either watching or taping them, and install the new receiver.

Except it doesn't work, as it turns out they gave us the wrong receiver and it could not record. So unbeknownst to me, while I am serving as a Head Porter for all three services at church (being there from 7:30 a.m. through 1:40 p.m.—I say this because while I am now Protestant, I was raised Catholic and have the appropriate martyr complex and need to complain), the game is not taping.

Maybe ...

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