Fridays at The Salute

Fridays at The Salute

I don’t know too many people that enjoy working on Saturday’s for any reason, but especially when it’s the Sunflower Showdown. Don’t get me wrong, I love my line of work. I have upper-management written all over me. Saturday (and sometimes Sunday) hours just happens to be the least favorite occupational hazard.

It’s easy to lock the doors and go to the football game on a Saturday, because outside of the military, everyone in Manhattan is at the game or watching the game. That makes it easier for me to enjoy the tailgating, conversations and home victories a lot more.

Basketball is a little bit different. Only one-fifth of a normal football Saturday enjoy the festivities for a basketball Saturday, meaning there are more chances for retail stores to make money and that means Ryan has to work. Tomorrow is no exception. I know the game isn’t in Manhattan, but it is one of the biggest basketball games of the year and I want to watch.

I will fire up the extra PC and see if watchESPN will let me enjoy the game a full minute behind the rest of you or I will have to listen to Wyatt and try to figure out what’s going on. Either way, I hope the store is busy.

[Tweet “#KState looks like they are finding a stride and can beat any team on any night.”]

If it’s a slow Saturday the game inevitably won’t go the way of the Wildcats. The way the universe treats my inability to view is by giving the Cats a huge game when we least expect it. I think we are all in agreement that we would prefer the latter.

I don’t want to roll out my Jump to Conclusions mat, but I’ve seen this scenario before. KU looks like the are vulnerable and that game against TCU is no different. Kansas State looks like they are finding a stride and can beat any team on any night. Then it takes the first five minutes of the game in Lawrence to come back down to earth and abuse myself by finishing the rest of the game. It just works itself out naturally.

So, if I could go ahead and stay busy on Saturday, that’d be great. M’kay? If we win, I’ll just buy the “Instant Classic Wildcat Victory DVD.”


About The Author

Ryan was born and raised around the “Little Apple”, and is a life-long Kansas State fan and 2007 graduate. He is also a lover of all things Tallgrass Brewing. Was once quoted on November 11, 2006 as saying, "If we beat Texas, I will get a Powercat tattooed on my ass!"

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