Forced Christmas Traditions and the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl
How many of you try to create your own Holiday traditions and then enforce them year after year? I do. And if you don’t already do that, I highly recommend it. If you and your loved ones don’t currently celebrate Christmas, I’d start there – it just might catch on. From there you can add all kinds of self-interested activities in the name of “tradition.”
Every year I try to make my family go to Shoney’s and eat Strawberry Pie, because, “we do it every year!” We don’t really, but someday it’s going to work.
If you need help, I’d suggest making a Sheraton Hawaii Bowl viewing party a new tradition.
It’s a win/win, especially if you have kids or other dependents anxiously awaiting glorious Christmas gifts. If they can suffer through the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl’s mediocrity, then any set of gifts is going to look pristine. Don’t believe me? Watch the game between the Fresno State Bulldogs and the SMU Methodists from the South tonight and tell me how great it was. Without using lies or sarcasm. If you can do that your son plays for SMU or Fresno State.
So what do I expect to happen? I expect a wildly entertaining game filled with elite athletes and genius coaching and then I expect Santa Claus to knock on my door and offer me 2/3 of the cookies we come across in exchange for my help delivering presents.
The magic math (which has fallen to a dismal 5-1*) indicated a decisive W on the way for Fresno, so maybe just go with that. I won’t be watching. I’ll be at Shoney’s with my whole family eating Strawberry Pie.
*If you had bet $100 on each of the six bowl games currently played and stuck with my picks you’d have $855 right now.
In all seriousness, everyone have a very Merry Christmas. I’ll be back on Wednesday with a vengeance getting ready for my trip to the Capital One Bowl.
That’s all I got/