Sooo, I had to back out of the 3v3 Grifball Tourney because of the risk of my Xbox overheating and shutting off during the Tournament. On Sunday Game Day it happened during three different matches.
I cleaned the vents and removed some items that were around the Xbox, then I played Spartan Ops Episode 8 with randoms(Bleh!) and let the Xbox idle for a while. It seems to work ok. The fan used to make a weird noise when they hit max speed but not anymore. I still wouldn't risk it for something as important as a tournament.
I'm going to eventually get it refurbished in the next couple months.
*Le sigh* My 5+ year old Xbox 360's(Nickname: Sweetness) disc tray would not open and I had to open it manually with a paperclip. Cleaned some dust out of the gears and now it opens only if a disc is in there. It got me scared thinking of losing her. lol
Cherish every moment you have with your consoles. I took my sweetness for granted, and neither should you!