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Ready for Some Football?

Here's our take on the Top 11 dumbest things to do at your CIO's SuperBowl party.

11 Dumbest Things to do at your CIO's Super Bowl Party
11) Use your laptop to redirect the satellite TV signal to old reruns of Maude

10) Mention that the CIO's high-tech projector looks like the one the IT department bought during last year's technology refresh

9) Wrap the cocktail wieners with old pieces of DLT tape

8) Show security video of the CIO and his new "assistant" as half-time entertainment

7) After a great play, say, "If only our software worked that well!"

6) Change the channel, then tell the CIO he'll have to get management approval to change it back

5) Rip out your new blade server rig and install it in the CIO's kitchen to heat the nacho cheese dip

4) Suggest that everybody try converting players' jersey numbers to hex, binary and octal code

3) Yell out, "Hey, the data center called and asked how to turn off the fire sprinklers!"

2) Shave the NFL logo into the hair of the CIO's pet poodle

1) Invite your local Hell's Angels chapter along for the free food

Special thanks to our color commentators--Stephen Cole, Cheryl Fritsch, Steve Harvey, Eric Huemoeller, Gregory Mamayek, David Mohrman, R.L. Noble and Douglas Rockney--for their suggestions from the back of the playbook. You folks really know how to get sacked.

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