To Eat, and to Drink, and to Be Merry

Published: December 24, 2010

Anyone who knows me knows I’m not a ‘Christmasy’ guy, but I do truly appreciate all the aspects of the holiday. It’s about life, rebirth, and hunkering down for the cold winter up north. Swap out cold and hunkering for warmth and beach time for our fellows in the Southern Hemisphere. Orbital Mechanics aside, it’s a time to look around, appreciate, and communicate.

Here’s my take as it relates to Hornets247.

Firstly, I appreciate everyone involved with the site. The big bears running the show do a great job. Niall’s hard work is still paying off. All the posters literally around the world make this site so special and add tremendously to my life, and not just the Hornets part of it: from the fiery QueenBee, to the ever-diligent hewhorocks, to the folks to whom I owe apologies.

Secondly, I appreciate our team and organization. We’re on the way up.

Thirdly, I appreciate the NBA. All fears regarding the Hornets aside, when you look at the marquee matchups on Christmas day, take some time to reflect on the broader picture: all the thrills, all the good times, all the first dates at games, family gatherings, and friendships.

On a personal note: I was at the Super Bowl. One of my best friends and I took the trip, got face value tickets, saw us win, saw a shuttle launch, saw races, had a track tour, and had a wonderful adventure. I not only shared that moment with my friend, but also with those folks around me. I got their names: a father-son pair of Patricks, Bob, and DEB. I still talk to them. We are forever a part of each other’s lives. It’s really amazing.

I share this because this sort of thing isn’t just true at the Super Bowl. It’s true when you go to games, or work, or the bar, or wherever.

Next time you waver on going to a game, think about Super Bowl Bob and Super Bowl Doug, then carry yourself down there. That’s my advice. They are why we go to games, and they are why we need the Hornets here.

Think about this when you watch those games, then imagine it gone. Appreciate what we have here and across the country. And once you are done with that, realize how much more you truly appreciate those close to you compared to all these strangers.

Have a good one.

Be Excellent to Each Other.



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