It’s a big day for dad on Sunday. Not only is it Game of Thrones night with the highly anticipated “Battle of the Bastards” episode, but it’s also Father’s Day. It’s the one day that you and your siblings can show dad that you really love him — because as the great Groucho Marx once said: “‘Cause according to our mother you’re our father, and that’s good enough for us.”
But what of those dads residing in Cleveland or in the San Francisco Bay Area? That’s a real conundrum, because Game 7 of the NBA Finals is on at roughly the same time as Episode 9 of Game of Thrones (9 p.m. ET). What do you watch? It seems that Thrones spoilers are easier to avoid if you watch the game, rather than the other way around. That’s still a tough one, though.
If you’ve invested as much time as I have to Game of Thrones, you may opt for that, and DVR the game. In fact, I’m such a fan of the HBO show that I spent some time imagining what would be the worst possible Father’s Day gifts for GoT dads. Here they are below: