Santa is making a list. He's checking it twice, trying to find out if Bobby Convey was naughty or nice.
After a 10-assist regular season and two goals to lead San Jose past the New York Red Bulls in the MLS Cup Playoffs, Convey definitely makes the SJEarthquakes.com nice list. (The naughty's: Koman Coulibaly and FIFA voters - for shame, fellas.)
In the spirit of the holiday season, Convey, Chris Wondolowski, Bobby Burling and Brad Ring faxed in a copy of their Christmas wish lists before sending them to the North Pole. Read up on their holiday traditions, New Years resolutions and more. (Note: Wondo really does want a pony)
PS - Don't forget about the Wondo Holiday Four Pack! Four tickets to 2011 Opening Day and some shweet swag. Order now and you can put the shirts under the tree, then save the tickets for some delayed gratification come March.
1. Where will you be celebrating Christmas?
Ring: In Rockford, Ill. with my family.
Convey: I'll be celebrating Christmas at my grandma's house in Charlsteon, South Carolina with the rest of my family.
Burling: Monument, Colo. with my family.
Wondo: With family in Fresno and also in Danville.
2. What three things did you ask Santa for?
Ring: Brown leather watch, coat and a pair of shoes
Convey: iPad, clothes and gift cards
Burling: A white Christmas, a new driver and a partridge in a pear tree
Wondo: An MLS Cup, a pony and a BB Gun
3. Better Christmas song:
Ring: Santa Claus is Coming to Town (Bruce Springstein and Bon Jovi)
Convey: White Christmas (Bing Crosby)
Burling: Anything Bing Crosby / Frank Sinatra / Nat King Cole
Wondo: The Chipmunk Song (Alvin and the Chipmunks)
4. Favorite Christmas Movie:
Ring: Christmas Vacation (HANDS DOWN, no questions asked. Period.)
Convey: Home Alone
Burling: Christmas Vacation, hands down. Clark W. Griswold is my boy.
Wondo: A Christmas Story
5. Real Christmas tree or fake?
6. Flocked (the fake snow trees) or un-flocked?
Ring: Un-flocked (who gets a flocked tree)
Burling: UN-flocked. Who has a snow maker in their house? Maybe Wondo...
Wondo: Flocked (Who doesn't like being flocked?)
7. What’s one Christmas tradition you or your family has?
Ring: Spending Christmas Eve with my extended family at my grandparent's house, putting delicious lingonberries on everything.
Convey: We always make chocolate chip cookies together as a family.
Burling: Watching Christmas Vacation on Christmas Eve.
Wondo: A basketball game between all the guys in the family.
8. Best Christmas gift you got as a kid:
Ring: Either my blue Power Wheel, Chicago Bulls Starter jacket or Crossfire.
Convey: A full arcade basketball game
Burling: My first pair of hockey skates.
9. What’s your New Years resolution?
Ring: Improve my Spanish.
Convey: Be nicer to Frank Stranzl (Quakes Digital Content Manager and author of this article. Bonus points for Bobby!)
Burling: To be determined.
Wondo: Not to lose to the Los Angeles Galaxy
In case you're still not in the spirit of a black & blue holiday season, take a moment to check this video out and you will be: