If the picnic also involves your child, I'd choose that over football.
I just watched some family videos from when my daughter was 2 or 3. She's 9 now, but it feels like just yesterday she was a toddler, and it reminded me that before I know it, she'll be an adult and will be living on her own. The day she moves out for good is going to crush me, so I want to soak up every moment that I can.
There will always be next year to watch the Hokies get upset following a big win. (TIC)