Well, compadres, I wouldn't dare speak for all of Nuggie Nation, but after Sunday night, it appears that my New Year's eve and day schedule just sprang wide open. I intend to spend my hours blissfully away from any part of anything connected to, sanctioned by, or obliquely related to the letters 'B' 'C' and 'S'. The letters 'E' 'S' 'P' and 'N' are under advisement as well.
As an ardent CFB fan for untold years, this decision does not come easily. I've always relished the New Year's holiday for many of the same reasons all of us have: watching bowl games and hanging out with family and friends while consuming food and your favorite beverage. The good news for me is that I can still do the latter part of the equation but I simply refuse to participate in the former. Not this year and maybe never again. The system that makes these matchups is simply too corrupt and venal. This is hardly a revelation.
No, I'm not doing this simply because we got shafted. Anyone who didn't anticipate this has not been paying attention. I'm doing this and inviting others to join me in solidarity because it's the right thing to do.
So why am I writing this? I would like to invite all Nuggies to reveal their alternative activities--real, imagined, funny, inspired, ridiculous, outrageous, you name it--in the comments as a means of psychological catharsis. Join me, will you? Trolls beware. You'll be pushing your luck.