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Sunday, January 07, 2007
  Of Football and Marriage
For all my dislike of the culture of big-time sports, I have one weakness - Michigan Football. After spending four years of my life and corresponding amount of $$$$ in Ann Arbor, I almost always let my hypocrisy get the best of me and cheer on the Maize and Blue. (Now if only they could win a damn bowl game... sigh.)

Almost exactly nine years ago my wife and I had been married 5 days and were driving from the midwest in a Ryder Truck to our new home in the Pacific Northwest. She riding in the passenger seat, sick as a dog with a nasty cold. And Michigan was playing for the National Championship in the Rose Bowl.

Being the loving spouse that I am, I found a cozy little biker bar in a tiny long forgotten town somewhere off the interstate in Wyoming where I deposited her in a booth let her rest while I begged a scary overtatooed barkeep to turn on the game. To this day, my priority-lacking decision making on that January day may be closest I ever came to divorce.

So when I read this, two thoughts came to mind.

1) No matter how desperately I would want to watch U of M play in a National Championship game, I don't think making a proposition such as this would ever cross my mind.
2) If I had tickets for such a game that I could not use, this particular offer would *not* be the winning bid.

In fact, it's more than a little icky. eeeewww
I guess you don't need a car bad enough.
Heh. The car is a little more reasonable than the first couple's offer. But I'm not really a Mercedes kind of guy. My beat-up '99 Pontiac Sunfire suits me just fine.
I met someone a while back that slept with a stranger for Baseball Playoff tickets and her husband was ok with it and psyched about seeing the game.
I like basball and everything, but I'll watch it on TV, thanks.
Eric---- do you have her name-- I don't have any baseball playoff tickets-- but I have stayed at a Holiday Inn Express----chbpod
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