Here's some further evidence of the growing sickness of football obsession. When trying to plan what vacation days to request for 2009, the first things I thought of were not Christmas or Thanksgiving. No, instead, I immediately wondered, "What's the dates of the Champions League final and the UEFA Cup final? I'll definitely need those days off."
For those of you also planning vacation days, the dates are May 27 and May 20, respectively.
- Tom Meagher