Basketball Trash Talk and Angling Ass Kissing
It was a great afternoon for college basketball fans. Little Chick and I joined the Austin Carolina Club at The Tavern to cheer my Tarheels on to victory. It was a nerve wracking experience, with Dook making a run at our 10-point lead a little late in the game for my frayed nerves. But Little Chick was waving her UNC flag and I was working my two hats in rotation until we found the superstitious combination that did the trick.
It felt great to see our seniors play their last game in the Dean Dome against Dook, beating them for the second time in the regular season.
Apparently our embittered ACC basketball rivalry caught the attention of our local newspaper, as Austin Amercain Statesman photographer Larry Kolvoord was snapping pictures of us as we cheered and cussed our hearts out.
I was not about to let an opportunity like this pass me by. Fortuitously, coverage of the game suspended for a TV timeout so I knew it was my chance to pounce on poor Larry. He was patient and seemed intrigued as I told him all about the documentary films and how the evening will support our local fly fishing industry.
He took notes and promised to pitch the story idea to a colleague at the Statesman. I’m sure Larry can read his own handwriting, but just to be certain I snatched his little photojournalist notepad out of his hand and used his pen to write the url down very clearly:
So it was a good afternoon. The Tarheels won a great game. And I had yet another opportunity to accost someone about the Austin Fly Fishing Film Tour. One of two things is bound to occur…I am either going to sell every ticket to this show or wind up with a wake of restraining orders.
Now, have you bought your tickets yet? Because once this story hits the AP wire, tickets are going to sell like hotcakes. And I’d really like to see each and every one of you at the show – even you Duke fans. Don’t worry, I will wave a white flag for the night of April 22nd.
Easy for me to say since we kicked your butt yesterday…ha!
Sorry!! Heavens, I can’t help myself. But that was the last of the trash talk, I promise. Everyone is welcome at the Austin Fly Film Show on April 22. Tarheels, Blue Devils, Longhorns and Aggies. Freshwater Fisherman and Saltwater Anglers, the Farmers and the Cowmen. We’re all going to get along on April 22nd.
So will you please go ahead and buy your ticket so I can shut my mouth and keep out of trouble between now and then?