Navy Bye Week Ideas

The Mids have a Saturday off this weekend as the bye week strikes. The bye coming in the middle of the season is actually a pretty solid scheduling technique as it allows the team to heal up and refocus before the run begins to the end of the season with the visit of San Jose State next weekend.

Navy got their season back on track last time out with a systematic beat down of VMI and should get Keenan Reynolds back (and somewhat healthy) after the bye. Simply put, the team is in a much better frame of mind than they would have been if this week of had come one week earlier.

With no Navy football though, you’re Saturday should be more wide open than normal. Here are five ways to fill it and escape the bye week blues.

1 – Watch Florida State vs Notre Dame

Unless the two Mississippi Schools can make it to the Egg Bowl, which is the last regular season game for both, undefeated (unlikely). Unless Baylor can run the table in the Big XII, they still have to play both Oklahoma schools and an underrated Kansas State team, to meet an undefeated team in the national title game (even more unlikely). Unless Marshall can somehow work their way into a high level bowl game (almost impossible). Unless any of this happens then Florida State vs Notre Dame is going to be your last battle of unbeaten teams in 2014. The great thing is that with Notre Dame involved there are few fans that won’t be able to pick a side one way or another during the contest.

Grab some brews, sit back, and enjoy.

2 – Maryland Renaissance Festival

Maybe you have been to the Maryland Renaissance Festival already this summer/fall, but if you have not, and even if you have, you should head back there on Saturday as this is the festivals final weekend of 2014. This is the second largest festival of its type in the nation and is a great place to while away an afternoon with the family watching countless shows and demonstrations. For those that worry there will not be enough excitement at this event to capture your interest given you would normally be watching football, will I dare you to watch some of the knife, axe, and fire, juggling and not be at least a little bit impressed.

3 – Family time and chores

It isn’t flashy, but family time is an important aspect of the weekend which can sometimes get forgotten about during football season. With the advent of cable and satellite TV there are games on seemingly from dawn to dusk, actually way past dusk if you stay up for some of the late night Pac-12 games, on both Saturday and Sunday every weekend. Take this week off to have some family time on a beautiful 68 degree fall afternoon. The options are endless, but getting out of the house and tossing a ball around seems like it should be a must.

4 – Explore the outdoors

This is a little bit of a continuation from above, but if you are going to get outside then do it properly this weekend. Maybe it is a little late for a full scale vacation to be planned, but how about going for a hike, getting on the water, or even going camping. With no Mids game on to plan your weekend around the world is very much your oyster. Take advantage of it.

5 – Fix your NFL fantasy team

Unless it is as beyond hope as mine. In which case refer back to the second option on this list and have at it…….

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