It’s not often I have not one, but two hours of free time on my hands where I don’t have ANY homework waiting for me. No Stat S-300 folder sitting lonely in my backpack, no “Espanol Tareas” to complete (Spanish homework) and no Sport Marketing P418 waiting for me to figure out what market I am targeting for the next up-and-coming sport product. No, readers, I am sitting in the Indianapolis International Airport, very new and clean might I add, waiting for my 7:14 p.m. flight to Ft. Myers, Florida, home of the Spring Training Minnesota Twins, their High-A affiliate Fort Myers Miracle, and many of my good friends that I have made since making this sandy, sun-filled state my second home.
Currently, I am sitting at an un-named sports bar watching the Indiana Hoosiers basketball team hopefully defeat Northwestern…and if they lose, hopefully it’s in exciting fashion….an exciting loss is almost as good as a win for us these days. Ah, but I am optimistic that by the time I return to IU to see if I have really outgrown Kirkwood and Walnut that the basketball team has redeemed itsself. To might right is a man dressed in a suit that is worth at least five times that is currently in my bank account talking about “capital trust, capital qualified, and capital non-qualified trust” on his BlackBerry Tour. To the left of me is a man from the East coast, only identifiable by his thick accent that I hear all too much on the IU campus. His heaping plate of pasta and bread sticks that he brought from the “authentic pizzeria” across from the bar also gave him away. Have you ever seen the movie “For Love of the Game?” If you have, remember the man in the airport rooting for the Yankees? According to IMDB, his real name is David Mitchell Evans. Anyway, he precedes to name every Yankee player and their number dating back eons and is a general annoyance to everyone else in the bar. Yeah, that is who I am sitting by right now. Between him and Mr. Business on my left (Tour still glued to his right ear discussing an account in Persia), I am stuck somewhere between the Bronx and Wall Street.
I also just ran into my journalism Sport Research J-460 professor, on his way to Maryland, where he lives permanently. Good think he canceled class today…apparently we both had important flights 🙂
Oh, IU is leading 20-17 over Northwestern. HOO-HOO-HOO-HOOOOOOSSSIIEERRRS!