Thursday, September 22, 2005

Everyone's got a blog nowadays, and I'm no exception. I'm just as interesting as some people whose blogs I read, and I got an opinion on everything. Why not give it a shot?

I'm a 26-year old married guy living the dream in the heartland, where living is cheaper and people still like one another. My wife is hotter than a two-dollar pistol and smarter than you and me put together, which begs the question: how bad is her taste in men? Needless to say, I made out like a bandit.

She works during the day as a TA for the medical school at the local U, babysitting stuck-up med students. At night, she's a law student at the same U. Comparisons between med students and law students aren't even fair. Med students are the absolute worst, and it's not even close. She's got stories like you wouldn't believe.

I work as an analyst for a health insurance services company. Been there about a year. It's boring work, but it pays the bills and keeps me fed. That's no small feat, either. Before that, I put myself through college working for Big Brown, the package delivery company, for five years. That experience changed my life in more ways than I can articulate.

College? I attended Big State U in Texas, and got my MBA from Embarrassing Fourth-Tier State U in 2003. Which school is this? I won't say it by name, but suffice it to say that it's in the middle of Tennessee.

Working is how I pass the time when I'm not involved in my true passion: college football. If you're like me, there are only three sports out there worth following: football, spring football, and recruiting. I'd give anything to make a living from college football, be it in administration or gameday operations or ticket sales. You name it.

I spend my Saturdays in the fall in my recliner watching 13-14 hours of college football, from noon to after midnight. In fact, I've already made a spreadsheet showing this Saturday's games by kickoff and channel, sorted in ascending order. Geeky? I don't care. Can YOU follow eight games at one time? Can YOU name all 65 BCS school head coaches? I can. I did it once.

My favorite college football team, hands down, is the Vanderbilt Commodores. That is my wife's alma mater, and I didn't miss a game when we lived nearby. Up until this year, they were terrible year in and year out, last going to a bowl game in 1982. I've seen them lose games in one heartbreaking way after another, often defying logical explanation. We're undefeated this year, though, and currently stand at 3-0 going into this week's game against 1-AA Richmond.

I still follow Big State U, but they don't have my heart the way Vandy does. It's easy to root for the Big State Us of the world who win 80% or more of their games and pack 80,000+ into their football cathedrals to watch it happen. There's not much effort involved, honestly. To me, it is ten million times more rewarding to watch the Davids of the college football world, like Vandy, fight valiantly against the Goliaths. This year, David is winning.

More later on Vandy football. Now that you know a little more about me, I hope you'll visit often. I think this blog could be a fun thing.

1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Vanderbilt has a football team?

9:49 PM  

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