A man who gets it

Some of you may remember that I wrote a blog post before the 2006 football season about how to avoid getting the score of the game when you plan to watch it later on the TiVo.

Well, Scott Adams (author of the Dilbert comic strip) has written about his experiences on the subject as well.  Although it’s about tennis, it’s still funny stuff.

5 Responses to “A man who gets it”

  1. Josh Says:

    I was in Santa Barbara attending a wedding the Friday before the Washington’s game. I had the game on DVR, as any good Cal fan would. Driving home to the east bay on the day of the game I kept the radio dial far away from any sports radio station in fear of hearing the score. I should say that I was wearing a Cal sweatshirt because I HAVE to wear some Cal clothing on game days…it’s my personal tradition.

    I made it all the way to Gilroy, where I made a stop for gas. When I walked in the guy behind the counter yelled, “Wow, what a game, eh? We pulled it out in overtime! Go Bears!” I was crushed. But at least the news was good.

  2. Ken Crawford Says:

    Yeah, that’s rough. I can’t have too much sympathy though. You violated rule #1 of my system. :)

    Your other option would have been to lock yourself in the car and make your wife fuel up the car.

    It is downright amazing how someone you least expect is the one who nails you in the home stretch, isn’t it?

  3. joshiemac Says:

    It’s true, I did break your first rule. But, I find it difficult to not wear Cal stuff on gamedays…even if I’m not going to the game.

  4. Ken Crawford Says:

    What we need Josh is some “stealth” Cal clothing. Something that satisfies our desire to support our team but doesn’t give away our plight. The best I can think of on short notice is a line of hats and shirts with a script “AL” in red and white. It’ll confuse everyone, but what it says to us is “We support Cal, but something isn’t right today.” We might get a lot of “Who is Al?” questions though.

  5. joshiemac Says:

    Some “non-branded” blue and gold clothing would suffice. I have a baseball style 3/4 sleeve shirt that is gold with blue sleeves. Maybe I should use that one. But even that might be going to far… everyone in the bay area knows that blue and gold are Cal’s colors.