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12 Days of Christmas, Nittany Sports Now style

Merry Christmas, everyone. As I get ready to watch “Christmas Vacation” for the 100th time and debate whether “Die Hard” is a Christmas movie or not, I’d like to try and bring a smile to your face with my central PA sports edition of 12 Days of Christmas.

Sing along …

On the first day of Christmas, my wish for JAMES from ME, one return to normalcy for the Franklin family

Photo from Penn State University Website/Heather Crowder

On the second day of Christmas, my wish from ME to ME, two tickets to a Journey concert with Steve Perry

Journey

On the third day of Christmas, my wish from ME to YOU, a Myles Dread 3 at the buzzer to beat VCU

Photo by Cory Giger

On the fourth day of Christmas, my wish from ME to YOU, four consecutive wins to end the season by PSU

Photo by Penn State Athletics: Brenton Strange leaps in for a TD against Illinois

On the fifth day of Christmas, my wish from ME to YOU, never to see five straight losses again by James Franklin’s crew

Photo by Penn State Athletics

On the sixth day of Christmas, my wish for YOU from ME, a six pack of abs to show off like Luke Ruggery

On the seventh day of Christmas, my wish from ME to YINZ, a seventh Super Bowl for the Steelers to winz

Photo by Pittsburgh Steelers

On the eighth day of Christmas, my wish from ME to ME, eight wonderful years with my twins, Chase and Callie

On the ninth day of Christmas, my wish for YOU from ME, another great No. 9 QB like Trace McSorley

 

 

On the 10th day of Christmas, my wish from ME to US, 10 years of no more damn virus

Photo by Cory Giger: An empty Beaver Stadium on senior day

On the 11th day of Christmas, my wish for YOU from ME, only 11 seconds left until this song ends quickly

On the 12th day of Christmas, my wish for YOU from ME, 12 Penn State wins next season and a berth in the CFP

Thanks for visiting Nittany Sports Now, and please keep coming back so that I can do this again next Christmas.

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Cory Giger is a 15-year veteran of the Penn State beat and a journalist with 28 years of experience. He has won more than 100 state and national journalism awards during his career, plus he's a voter for the Heisman Trophy in football and Wooden Award in basketball.

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