Harold Ramis said that Bill Murray was trapped in Groundhog Day for 10 years. That is 3650 mornings of Sonny and Cher, so one can hardly blame Phil Connors for hopping into the bathtub with a toaster.
But it got me thinking - what would the BEST ever Groundhog Day be? Clearly it would be different for every person, so this is our exercise for the day. Excluding the day you got married or your children were born, what day of your life would you pick to be your Groundhog Day?
I was tempted to simply live the third quarter of the 2015 Rose Bowl over and over for a decade, but in the end I think I might go with a perfect day on the slopes at Bachelor circa 1999. Perfect fresh powder of the type rarely seen in Oregon (even Central Oregon), blue skies, small crowds and about 8 of my best friends in the world. Afterwards we stayed at a house in Sunriver were we soaked in a huge hot tub and drank cold beers as fat snowflakes drifted down around us. Perfection!
But what the hell, living this day over and over again wouldn’t exactly suck either.
Oregon football recruiting class keeps getting better, plus some other good insights from friend of the blog Ken Goe.