Three days, three media outlets. It’s just what I do.
Okay, so I
really didn’t have to do too much…I leave the most of it to the guy
on the other end of the leash, my dad. He’s not bad either.
So as I posted previously, it was the Smiley Morning Show on Monday, followed by Good Morning Indiana on WRTV-6 on Tuesday and yesterday, during the Butler/Ball State game at Hinkle Fieldhouse, it was WTHR-13 and reporter Emily Longnecker.
To view last night’s footage and read the story, click here: http://www.wthr.com/global/story.asp?s=9383922
Emily was reporting on how the situation that lead to our new bulldog
mascot costumes has now manifested itself into a little “Name that Dawg!” contest to name said costumes so that they aren’t confused with me in the future.
If you’ve got an idea for a good name for the costumed version of the bulldog, then log on to ButlerSports.com and place your vote today!
was my first reprieve this week from any media requests and that was
fine with me as the men’s basketball regular season home-opening
victory left me quite tired. In other words, I slept all day!
wasn’t until the 4 o’clock hour until I was required to make myself
available. I was asked by the Butler chapter of College Mentors for
Kids! to meet up with some youngsters who were roaming Butler for the
afternoon learning different things about school spirit. It was my job
to show them first hand just what school spirit looks like in the form
of a live mascot.
One young man asked me if I could do back
flips. I thought it sort of a strange question, but to not leave him
empty handed, I peformed my “rollover” (illustrated below) trick to
much enjoyment by the little ones. Anyway, I had a great time and I
think the kids did too.
Tomorrow I’ll return to the Fieldhouse to watch the Butler women play
their first regular season home game against Dayton at 7 p.m. However,
it’s more than just the lady Bulldogs that I’m interested in as my dad
will be the evening’s halftime entertainment as well. Yes, you read
that correctly, he will be the halftime entertainment and by that, I
mean, he will be joining fellow faculty and staff for their own
basketball game against the students at halftime.
expecting much, but it should entertaining to watch, nonetheless. If he
knows what’s good for him and if he’s been paying attention these last
few years, he’ll be sure to give me a pat on the head for good luck
before he takes the court. Good luck pops!
After that, I’ll head home to rest up for Saturday’s men’s game at Hinkle against IU-South Bend at 2 p.m.
week seems to be defined with media appearances and basketball games
and those happen to both be some of my favorite things, so I guess you
could say this has been a good week! Here’s to a winter full of good
weeks on the horizon!