Friday, October 23, 2009

Pigskin Flu...

Only in my world....
Okay, so I've been feeling kind of under the weather this week. For the most part I've ducked the flu. No flu-like symptoms but still problems with the inner workings and as such, I didn't feel much like carrying out the broadcast duties I had. My radio partner was flat out down with the flu. So I stayed away from him all week and we decided not to do any sports this week. I tried to go into work on Friday and lasted only 90 minutes. My boss and my co-workers sent me home and told me to go directly to bed. Do not pass go, do not collect $200 dollars. I vegged a bit, snoozed some and tried to eat. Unfortunately for my waistline, eating doesn't seem to be a problem. But my gal pal wanted to attach a rocket to her wheelchair to come take care of me. That girl is something else. She never fails to amaze me. So while I was home, I get a phone call. It was my radio partner. He decides that he feels good enough to go do a high school football game. In particular, HIS alma mater. Now my radio partner loves his old high school. Maybe a little too much. He graduated from there over 25 years ago. But he is still a freak about that place. I just don't get that. Some people are strongly identified by their college alma mater. They love the teams and cheer for them endlessly. But my radio partner's school is a very small school. And the way he talks about them you'd think they were division one in the whole state. I think they're down in division six. There are only six divisions in the state for football. I simply shake my head and roll my eyes. He calls me at half time and it goes something like this:

Him: So, it's not that bad. It's a pretty good football game!

ME: Uh, what's the score?

Him: They're doing alright for playing in the rain...

ME: Hey Elvis Presley, what's the score??

Him: Um, uh, 28-0

ME: (hang the phone up and go back to bed)

4 comments:

madcobug said...

I hope you are feeling a lot better. That was sweet of the gal pal to want to take care of you. LOL on that football score. Helen

Joann said...

LOL!! That's pretty bad... poor guy!!

Carolyn said...

LOL on the football score. I could care less about where I went to school and am glad I've not had to go back. Naw, I know school spirit as much as the next one, but let's not go overboard :-) I sure hope you feel better soon Mik- I may not see you as much in cyber space- but you're all still in my prayers! God Bless!

Barbara said...

That's a good one Mik. Of course down here in Texas, everyone is always enamered of even their High School football teams so your co-worker wouldn't be very odd here.

Perhaps the very fact that it is a tiny school is part of what made the experience so dear to his heart.