UPDATE: Thanks to Jason for figuring out that Fox had changed the time of the game. The Dodger game--now 6:05 first pitch--now conflicts with the USC game but we are still set on doing it that evening. Details to follow.
Congrats to those of you who found information on SoSG Fest 2011 through the "soft launch". That's right, we posted a clue to this event over two weeks ago, and the intrepid few who found the link hidden in our sidebar have had their calendars cleared for a while now (I'm talking to you, Mr. Customer, Josh S., Quadsevens, Mr. LA SC, Steve K., Jason, Dusty Baker, and Keven C).
Bonus points already go to you eight (we'll leave the link up for a while just for kicks, though we've closed comments on that thread).
That's right, we are gluttons for punishment and as such are opening up SoSG Fest 2011 on the
afternoon evening of September 10, 2011, at a secret location again in Los Angeles. Last year's inaugural SoSG Fest 2010 was a blast, so we're bringing it back again this year.
You guys know the drill. We believe that the SoSG community is more fit to congregate at a bar to watch a Dodger game together on television, rather than have us deal with the logistical nightmare of pre-game ticket distributions for a night at the Stadium. Plus, this way, we can focus our energies on conversation with some snarky friends over a pint of beer, or four.
We'll provide at least some of the food and grub. There may be some prizes awarded. And the Dodgers @ Giants game, once again on Fox, will again be televised (last year's effort didn't go so well, by the way; just setting your expectations LOW). (I believe the USC game has a 4:30p kickoff.)
All of us Sons (at least, the five of us who remain) are really thankful and appreciative to have you as our readers, so we want to subsidize a portion of this event for you. Bring your livers, a little bit of cash, and a finely-sharpened can of sarcastic whupass, and come watch a game with some of the Sons and the SoSG readers.
Also, like last year, we are limited on space for this event so we are going to ask you to apply, just as we did last year. So, if you are available on September 10, 2011, and interested in attending, please send us an email, with your SoSG screen name and a brief paragraph on why you think you should be invited to SoSG Fest 2011--and, to those of you who attended SoSG Fest 2010, what training you've done in the past year to gear up for this event.
Historical frequency of comments, bonus points for having found the hidden sidebar link, and of course cash bribes, will all be taken into consideration in judging these entries. The Sons will make their wholly arbritrary decisions and will send emails with separate instructions on the event location and time to the winners.