So how sports-obsessed is my older son? Yesterday's homework assignment was to write 10 sentences using words from the spelling list, a holiday-themed assortment with entries like holly, menorah, poinsettia, etc. Here is sentence number one:
"Northern Illinois plays against TCU in the Poinsettia Bowl."
Are there five sportswriters in the country who know this? Is it too early to contact the Elias Sports Bureau and tell them I'd like to recommend a new hire? You know, I thought I showed some grasp of trivial sports knowledge by knowing the TCU's nickname is the Horned Frogs, but this takes the Yule Log.