Media Day and a movie

I won’t be going to SEC Media Days this year so I made up for it today.
I woke up at the crack of dawn this morning.
I left the house at 7:30 in the morning and drove 30 minutes to a local high school football coaches day. This is the first year I’ve been.
It included a golf tournament for all of the coaches, but most of them knew we’d be there to get information on their teams for the upcoming season.
I went up the steps of the Grand National golf clubhouse and opened the door.
One of the three coaches I was there to talk to was already in the room so I talked to him soon after I sat down at the table.
When our conversation ended, the next coach I needed quotes from walked in and I talked to him, too.
This was going well. Too well.
I was 30 minutes into the media day, and I was 2-for-3 already.
I leaned back in my chair and watched SportsCenter until I realized I had a problem.
It was about 8:56, and the last coach I needed to speak with wasn’t scheduled to arrive until 10:30.
I was hungry so I ate a piping hot cinnamon roll.
A giant one. It was wonderful.
I talked to a fellow journalist for a while, and the coach arrived early.
I was finished, down the steps and back in my truck at 10:34, which was four minutes past the time my final coach was expected to arrive.
SEC Media Days used to take three days. This year it’s stretched to four.
Today was officially the shortest media day I have ever attended, and that record may never be broken.
I was back in time to have a burger with some of my coworkers and a former coworker who dropped by the office this morning.
A few more hours at work and I was home free. It was also payday so this Friday was doubly nice.
I just got back from the first movie I’ve been to see in a long time.
It was “Jersey Boys.”
There’s too much language in it, and it was too long.
Other than that, it was a good story about a good group.
I didn’t realize just how many hits Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons had.
It was a good way to bookend a good day.
I think I’d like to go to quick media days and long movies more often.

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