I am so wrapped up in year-end and decade-end stories right now that I haven’t even considered what Mrs. Carp and I will do New Year’s Eve.
But I have a dilemma New Year’s Day. The Winter Classic (are you allowed to say that without including the sponsor’s title, or will the NHL come after me?). I think it’s a pretty cool idea and a very cool game to watch, and it might be even cooler — literally and figuratively — if it snows that day, as expected.
Which makes me wonder, what if we get a blizzard? Or worse, what if it rains?
Anyway, the NHL has bombarded us with ads for this game, and so has NBC. Obviously trying to jack ratings as high as possible, rope in casual fans, etc. We hockey fans are well aware of it already, thank you.
My problem is this: The Honeymooners marathon starts at midnight New Year’s Eve and goes all day — 39 episodes — on Channel 11. Any of you guys with me on this? Can you possibly turn away from The Honeymooners if it’s on?
Depending on the episode, I can turn away from time to time to see what’s going on at Fenway.
Will you guys be glued to either one?