Seinfeld’s popular “Festivus” skit was based on an alternative holiday. And this relates to today’s Football Family Festivus at the Ching Athletic Complex.
The Warriors’ spring training was moved up a month for a variety of reasons, including wanting to hold the final practice before the March 25 weekend start to the school’s spring break.
At first, it was decided to hold the final spring practice, and accompanying Spring Fling, on Friday, March 24. But then the coaches figured that few students would be around campus that evening because of the next day’s start to spring break.
It then was decided to hold the final spring practice on Thursday, March 23. But because Ching field is booked through 6 p.m. that day for a track-and-field practice, that would not allow for enough set-up time for a Spring Fling party.
It then was decided to have an alternative Spring Fling — today — featuring a scrimmage and festive features such as food booths, entertainment and kids’ zone Alternative party? While in his office late one night, Nick Rolovich was thinking and thinking and … thus Football Family Festivus was named.
Gates open at 3 p.m. Warriors will be introduced at 4:15.
If anybody asks, the March 23 practice will called the Warrior Bowl.