Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Are there
any particular ways that you honor Dr. Naismith?
A: One honors
Dr. Naismith by devoting the first Friday of the NCAA Men's Basketball
tournament to watching games and marking brackets. No work allowed. In
addition, we grill Kielbasa sausage, Dr. Naismith's favorite food.
A: As far as
Q: Assuming I
don't believe you, what's with the Kielbasa?
Thanksgiving already had turkey, and Christmas has taken ham. We just went
to the third food on the list.
Q: Why is St.
James Day only one day, instead of two?
A: You raise a
good point. Two days would be more in line with Dr. Naismith's stature in
our cultural development. But for now, our spouses draw the line at one day.
Q: Do you
expect Congress to ever sign off on national holiday status for St. James
A: We firmly
believe that the St. James Day issue one day will be a bright-line test for
Q: Until then,
do you seriously expect us to take a day off of work?
A: Tell you
what: YOU stay at work. The rest of us will take care of the celebrating.
Q: Is this
website in any way affiliated with the NCAA Smackdown?
A: We don't
want to talk about it. There's probably an update or a link SOMEWHERE on the
site, but don't expect us to help you find it.
Q: Why not?
A: We will
discuss the Smackdown at length when we finally win one of the damned