Oregon Duck football shows up against USC, and a bridal shower wins the day.
Modern mass media offers every which way to watch a Duck football game. From TV, radio, and online, to actually going to the stadium, I found a new way.
It turned out so good I’d do it again, but since it was an accidental discovery, let’s backtrack just a little.
When your kid announces he’s getting married to the best girl ever it’s a joy. Both of them are UofO grads and Duck football fans.
He he proposed to her and she said yes. You ask about the wedding date and they say next year. You relax. No hurry, no rush. No shotgun.
Then it’s news of an impending bridal shower. It sounds nice for the moms and girlfriends to gather and celebrate the tradition.
At least that’s what I thought until I learned that all family members are invited, even the groom’s dad.
A museum dream from MAC’s big window.
Regulars at Portland’s Multnomah Athletic Club walk in with the same stride they have walking into a grocery store.
Just another door.
But if you haven’t been a regular, as in never been inside, only seen the big window and balcony from the stadium stands, it feels like a sports cathedral.
Call it a contemporary sports museum and I was in a museum dream.
As a guest of Jack Elder at the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame induction, I mingled in a crowd of sports minded people celebrating their own.
Some were OSHOF inductees, some were fans, some were family. All were enthusiastic for the coming ceremony.
In the dining room I found my table with three Olympians and their wives, and a curator from the Oregon Historical Society.
That’s part of the museum dream. [Read More…]
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