By Rich Figel
FREE BASKETBALL TICKETS
Optimistic fan that I am, I bought two tickets to the Diamond Head Classic Championship Game and 3rd Place Game afternoon session on Christmas Day. Unfortunately, UH lost to Boise State in the opening round, which put them in the 11 AM game on Dec. 25. So I had to buy tickets for the morning session, and won't be attending the later games. If you would like free tickets in the lower bowl for the 1:30 and 3:30 PM games, email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I'll send the tickets pdf to print out at home. The Championship game features undefeated Iowa State, which is ranked 14th in the country. They will be taking on Boise State, a team that made the NCAA tournament last year and returned five starters this season -- yet the Bows gave them all they could handle, and could have won that game.
UH will be playing Oregon State, which is generating speculation that the Obamas might be in the house again since the President's wife is the sister of the Beavers' head coach. On one hand, I'd love to see the First Family at the game. On the other, I'm dreading the possibility we could be stuck in traffic waiting for the motorcade to pass, or could get stuck in a long line while fans go through extra security checks before entering the arena.
OC16 CHRISTMAS DAY MARATHON
If you're staying home tomorrow, check out OC16 for their Christmas Day marathon. Starting at 10 PM on Christmas Eve, they will be airing special holiday-themed episodes of many OC16 programs on channel 12 or high def channel 1012. My Career Changers TV Xmas Day Special will include segments from past Christmas shows we've done the past three years. You can still catch the show from Christmas present on our regular schedule (click here).
But if you'd rather not wait, you can watch segments from the current episode on the CCTV YouTube Channel. Here's the link to the Legends in Concert Waikiki story and The Base Project feature. Merry Christmas!