In my younger days, I could stay up to watch all of Monday Night Football. Yes, I remember Howard Cosell. Then it got to be that I turned off the TV at half time. Some years later, I started struggling to make it through the first quarter. (Getting to work at 6:00 a.m. had a lot to do with my ability — or lack of it — to watch all of the football game. It wasn’t only that I was getting older.)
Then ESPN came along and there was Sunday Night Football. That was nice. Later, the National Football League got into the business with their own TV channel and a Thursday night football game showed up. (ESPN now broadcasts Monday Night Football and NBC took over Sunday Night Football, but the number of night games is the same.)
So much football and I can’t hardly keep my eyes open. It just isn’t fair! Surely there is some way for me to watch all these night games. I don’t want to tape the games, I want to watch them live. I think I’ve figured out a way.
I’ll move to a different time zone. A time zone where the games start earlier. I live in the Central time zone where the night games usually start at 7:30 p.m. and end way too late (for me). If I move to the Mountain time zone, they will start at 6:30, local time. And if I move to the west coast, they will start at 5:30 p.m. I might be able to stay up and watch the whole game! Yippee!
Oh, my. I never thought about moving to California before, but I am starting to seriously consider it. Sunday games, do they really start at 10:00 a.m.? Sweet, so sweet.