Blackhawks vs. Bruins

The Blackhawks and Bruins rematch Sunday. Here's how to keep it together on NFL championship Sunday. (Brian Cassella / Chicago Tribune / June 15, 2013)

On Sunday, you, the lucky sports fan, have two NFL conference title games plus the Blackhawks. This is how it'll go.

10:27 a.m. Pop on DVR’d "SNL." Hey, Drunk Uncle on "Weekend Update”? It's gonna be a great day.

11:32 a.m. Start charting number of synonyms Doc Emrick uses for the word “pass” in the Blackhawks-Bruins game.

11:34 a.m. Get second piece of paper.

11:49 a.m.  After Tuukka Rask’s fourth impossible save of the first period, recall last summer’s Game 4 goalapalooza and tweet something with the phrase “Tuukka Ra6k” in it. You’ll get at least five RTs.

12:56 p.m. Second intermission, tied 2-2. Do all your house cleaning for the weekend in these 18 minutes.

1:15pm Feel great about yourself, Productive Person!

1:57 p.m. Milan Lucic beats Corey Crawford high on his glove side, beating the Hawks 4-3 in OT. Either listen to NBC’s crew talk about this for the next seven minutes or flip over to the Patriots-Broncos game now.

2:05 p.m. Game hasn’t started yet.

2:08 p.m. Split-screen of Tom Brady and Peyton Manning. Manning’s forehead already has that weird red pressure mark on it. Tom Brady looks pretty.


2:26 p.m. The Broncos go up 14-7 with 6:25 left in the first, and you feel awesome about betting the over at 56. They’re on pace for over a hundred, right?

3:43 p.m. Halftime at Mile High: Denver 21, New England 17. You still got this.

3:44 p.m. Check out ABC’s counterprogramming. Whoa, they run "The Bachelor" during daylight hours? It’s somehow even skeezier when the sun can see you.

4:45 p.m. Score’s still 21-17.

5:15 p.m. 21-17. What the hell, Greatest Quarterbacks of Our Generation?

5:21 p.m. Patriots 27, Broncos 21!

5:39 p.m. Peyton Manning runs a 14-play, 80-yard touchdown drive that takes all remaining 5:34 off the game clock. The final play is a 5-yard toss to Wes Welker, who immediately sprints to the Patriots’ sideline and Gatorade-dunks himself in front of Bill Belichick. Denver 28, New England 27.

5:40 p.m. You haven’t missed anything yet in Seattle. Did you know these two teams don’t like each other very much? ENJOY THIS MONTAGE THAT IS NOT FOOTBALL.

5:56 p.m. The game’s first fatality is recorded as Seahawks CB Richard Sherman hits Niners TE Vernon Davis in the head with a 2003 Chevrolet Caprice.