I am putting my foot down. There is an ever-growing crisis in this country, a problem of intolerance that gets stronger by the day. People are planning too many weddings without regard for the welfare of an important demographic -- the sports fan.
I know what you are going to say. You think a wedding should be about the happy couple, and they should choose the time that suits them best.
I am tired of having to miss my favorite games every year just because someone I know fell hopelessly in love in the preceding 12 months.
Heh. Hart gives three simple rules for engaged couples to follow: No getting married during college football season. No getting married during March Madness. No getting married during the Super Bowl. I have to say these are nice, common-sense rules, ones that I agree should be followed if at all possible. (Personally, I object less to March Madness weddings in theory, but given that's during Lent, Catholic weddings at least should usually not be happening then anyway.) In setting the date for our own wedding, my fiance and I originally were thinking to hold it this October 14 -- that being the date of Notre Dame's only bye week the whole fall. This is serious business. No games may be missed in ordinary times, still less during this new, great, Weis era. We did manage to persuade our priest of the importance of this date, and he was willing to politely humor us in our funny American football fanaticism (he's Swedish). In the event, we ended up having to push back until late winter -- but we're still avoiding playoffs and the Super Bowl. Well, my fiance is optimistic about da Bears this season . . .