National Signing Day for college football, soccer and a few other sports (here's looking at you water polo recruiting junkies!) is coming up next Wednesday, February 6th. We here at Dawg Sports will be hosting our annual Signing Day Open Comment Thread, collectively exulting in or bemoaning the decisions of 18 year old boys. We hope you'll join us, no matter where you happen to be.
Which begs the question, how will you be spending what has become an unofficial national holiday? I know one attorney, for example, who specifically avoids scheduling appointments, depositions, and court appearances on this day. He learned long ago that he cannot concentrate anyway, so there's no use trying. He's in the office in case a client calls from a white Bronco slowly rolling down the highway looking for a place to surrender. But that's about it.
I know another guy who works as a high school teacher and meticulously plans a day of video lessons for the first Wednesday in February, then sits in the back of the room feverishly refreshing the university's list of newly received letters of intent. I think this year's selection is History Channel's Mankind: A History of All of Us. I know I'm old, by the way, because sitting in a dark room all day watching a History Channel documentary sounds like a great way to spend the day.
So feel free to share your plans in the comments below, including any handy hints for avoiding meaningful work, annoying coworkers, loved ones, process servers, and any others who might get in the way of this, the closest thing to actual football until spring practice opens up. Until later . . .