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A call for new holidays ...

January 5, 2011 - Lee Smith
There are many holidays that we are supposed to admire and enjoy, although this does not always turn out to be the case. Sometimes there is too much buildup, too many expectations. Others times, people are simply frustrated and disappointed by getting together with family members who remind them why they wanted to move away from their family in the first place.

And then there are “holidays” that simply fall flat. Like Labor Day. It’s a day off, sure, but what does anyone really do? If only they could play a big game on that day or something ...

Hey, that’s an idea. Maybe we should re-arrange our major sporting events to match up with our holidays. Or maybe the big sports days should simply BE holidays.

That’s it!

Here is my proposal for our new holiday system in 2011. Since I’m sure the powers that be won’t help with this transition, apply your vacation days appropriately and feel free to add your own dates:

Monday, Jan. 10 — College football national championship.

Monday, Feb. 7 — Let’s move the Super Bowl to a Monday night!

Friday, April 1 — Major League Baseball opening day.

Monday, April 4 — Men’s college basketball finals.

April 7-8 — First two rounds of the Masters golf tournament.

Late May, early June — Stanley Cup finals.

June 16-17 — First two rounds of the U.S. Open golf tournament.

Mid-June — NBA finals.

July 14-15 — First two rounds of the British Open.

Every Monday night in October — Monday night football.

Late October — The World Series.

Thanksgiving — NFL football! Oh, wait. Never mind.


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