Finding Common Ground

Though I could have chosen hitting the snooze button a bunch of extra times, or the extra time I had to enjoy my coffee this morning, I have decided to select something else as Today’s Perfect Moment.

Without further adieu, Today’s Perfect Moment is about accidently finding out about common interests.  You see, as I have already explained, for reasons not entirely clear to myself, I have become a fan of US college football.  It will never replace my love for the Canadian game, but it is a nice Saturday afternoon distraction.  I am a big fan of Notre Dame.  I had even considered making the pilgrimage to the stadium to watch a game this year–then I discovered how much the tickets cost.  It may have to wait.

After discovering I am not the only one, a co-worker, who I discovered is a fan,  has taken to quizzing me on team names.  Being as there are a lot of colleges, this is quite the contest.  I hung in there in the early rounds, but not as the colleges become less well know, I am losing ground quickly.  Who knew that there were so many…..unusual team names there were.  It is quite surprising.

I am holding back my Elon College Fighting Christians in reserve.  Any help would be appreciated.  Feel free to give your team a shout out.

I am having a good time though.


About Anthony

I am: equal parts rebel, romantic and shockingly average Joe. a writer trapped inside of an ESL teacher's body. an introverted attention seeker. a teacher who hopes one day to be called "Captain, my Captain." an intellectual who can do some very dumb things. a person whose Japan experience, despite being so long ago, still exerts a strong influence upon him. a lover of books, music, beer, hockey and Pizza.
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1 Response to Finding Common Ground

  1. John says:

    Also a Notre Dame fan (there are some excellent videos on You Tube). Some are very twee in that peculiar Irish-American way. The game versus Navy was in Dublin a few years ago (check out that footage especially the US Navy Academy singing our National Anthem in Irish.
    Certainly the whole College sport thing is unknown to us. As is the “alumni” thing.
    I lectured students on Conflict Resolution in San Marcos Texas in February 2013. So I feel I am an honoury “Bobcat”
    Actually I often wonder about American sports teams. Do they ever run out of names.
    In Europe we seem limited with “United”, “City”, “Wanderers” ….or “Dynamo”, “Spartak” etc.
    So the seemingly unique “GIants”, “Jets”, “Cardinals”, “RedWings”, “Yankees”, “Maple Leafs” is interesting.
    What happens when every name in the Dictionary is taken….Are there “Mice”, “Rats”, “Traitors”, “Liars”
    Anyway …Go Irish
    And Go Bobcats (Texas State University).

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