Every morning on my way to work I listen to the Morning Zoo. I love this morning show and find myself putting off phone calls I need to make in order to listen to the program. I even sit through all the commercials just to ensure I don’t miss a single thing. I’ve never liked a radio program this much (other than podcasts like This American Life) and I am surprised to even be admitting how much I miss them during my afternoon commute.
Earlier this week, the “zoo crew” was talking about football and they shared a statistic that really got me thinking. Apparently, 14% of all college football fans say that they would postpone or reschedule their wedding if it conflicted with a game.
Think that 14% is high?
I was actually shocked at how low it was. Amongst our friends, that same survey would probably yield results in the high 80s or 90s. Dead serious.
One of our first friends to get married actually had his wedding on a Husky game day and people ditched out of the ceremony as fast as possible in order to get to the bar and catch the game. Never mind the reception to which they showed up an hour and half late for. Yeah, we’re a classy bunch. But lesson learned. None of us have since planned a wedding on a game day.
For Nick and I, it was a conversation point. We both agreed that we weren’t getting married during football season. Another close friend decided that even though their ideal wedding time was in the fall, they would be sure to avoid a wedding date that landed on a game day for the groom’s favorite team.
Now I ask you, would you schedule or postpone your wedding or other important event because of a football game?
Speaking of, how are you feeling about the onslaught of football season?
I personally love football, love football season, love having friends over for dinner and drinks during the games. But the NFL is really cramping things up this season.
I’m OK with football on Sundays (though I do drag Nick out of the house after two games – stating that we can’t sit at home all day long) and Monday Night Football is always great. But as we get to the end of the season and there are multiple MNF games and then the Thursday night games as well, I start to get real sick of the whole thing. And I get cranky with Nick. I have a feeling that having Sunday, Monday and Thursday games ALL season long is going to be a real test of our marriage That is three days of football for the next five months!
Although, Nick does like to fold laundry during the games so that he doesn’t “feel completely useless” – his words, not mine.
Clean laundry aside, my patience is already waning.
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