I'm at that point in the year where I can see it in my wife's eye, she cant wait until football season is over and she doesn't care if I know it. Oh she will still make sure I have a few beers around for Saturday, still let me have way too much couch time, and still try her darnedest to care about UB football but in the end she wants me back on the weekends.
I can't say that I blame her all that much, Sunday through Friday I do my best to be super Dad / Spouse. But on Saturdays I generally don't do much other than watch Football, eat junk, and hit bulletin boards. In spending my Saturday like this I do three things that my wife only bares because she loves me.
- Channel Surf, between the UB game and whatever else is on (changing the channel at least once ever 5 minutes, usually more).
- Take the TV hostage for the whole day leaving my wife to entertain two preschoolers who really, really want to watch a Disney movie.
- While I may clean or help prepare a meal I am watching a game the whole time. I am so distracted by the TV I could cut off a finger (mine or hers) and not notice.
Usually she holds up pretty well until the Bowl season and then gets used to me taking the family out on Saturday's straight through until august. If I started putting as much time into Basketball as I do football my loving wife might take matters into her own hands (and rightfully so):
I had initially set up Bull Run with the idea of doing football and basketball but to be honest I have been dreading tip off. Aside from the very real fear that my wife would puncture my eardrums to keep me from listening to games I am also forced to admit that I am, at best, a very casual basketball fan. I just don't care, much, about anything going on outside the MAC when it comes to hoops.
I resolved to scratch talking about basketball at any level, but before I went through with it I posted a request on UBFan.com for someone who really knows and loves the sport to step up and blog UB Basket Ball.
Enter UB Senior Brandon Harris who will be joining Bull Run to take care of Basketball. With Brandon primarily focused on the courts I can focus on Football recruiting (or lack their of) and other UB Sports like Hockey. Brandon has decided to slack off from schoolwork a bit and contribute some of his impressive basketball insights to Bull Run.
Brandon is getting set up this week and should start to provide some coverage of UB Basketball in time for tip off against Demon I mean Daemen.