Priorities .... period. Someone is stupid enough to get married on a Saturday btwn the last w/e of August and the second w/e of January... joke's on them....or scheduling a holiday "dinner" in the middle of the afternoon. My true stories.
1. Dissed the entire family and watched the Game of the Century - OK v Nebraska in 1971... AT MY AUNTS HOUSE. Boy was she pissed, but not as much as my Uncle who couldn't join me in the basement. I'll always love my mom for letting me do this. She hated my Aunt.
2. NY Day wedding for family best friend.... Say What?? I said no as soon as I heard about the date, then OSU was playing UCLA in the Rose Bowl... No became HELL NO. No one ever forgave me for about two months.... I never cared.... pretty soon they all forgot about it.
3- N. Multiple times I've been invited - luckily not part of - CFB Day/Night weddings. SoP was to skip either the ceremony, or part of the reception and watch the game from Home, Hotel or worst case nearby bar. In all cases the bride and groom had NO IDEA. Fortunately, the game in question didn't overlap the meal.... If it did and it wasn't the end of the game, and there was a nearby bar.... I'd make the sacrifice for the quarter...