The NCAA Sweet Sixteen begins today and Dearly Beloved is bummed that the first game isn’t until 7 PM. He’s carping on behalf of our grandsons as well as basketball-loving kids everywhere because they’ll probably be able to watch only one of tonight’s games.
Some of DB’s mutterings are on his own behalf. He knows he’s apt to doze about midway into the second game.
“Why did they DO that?” he whined when he saw the TV listings.
I’m sure that not everyone feels the same way he does. There are groups that applaud the schedule. Take, for instance, the Vasectomites.
The number of vasectomies increases dramatically during March Madness, according to a USA Today article. The head of the Dept. of Regional Urology at the Cleveland Clinic says that he had them scheduled every 15 minutes… twice as many as he usually performs.
These days, the procedure can be scalpel-free and the anesthesia doesn’t even require a needle, so the sobs should be down to mere whimpering.
Guys who have steadfastly ignored their wives’ pleas for assistance in the birth control department decided the Big V could be an option, provided it was scheduled during NCAA playoff rounds. A couple of recuperative days on the sofa are just what the doctor orders.
Not only that, the ice packs keep them from dozing….
There has been no outcry from the political candidates. Or Congress.
I suppose it’s only humane to schedule the rest of the games after work hours, as optional appendectomies aren’t that easy to come by.
At our house, DB is making game preparations of his own: an early nap. beginning now.
If that’s not enough to keep him alert tonight, ice packs are stashed in the freezer.
When creating wives, God promised men that good and obedient wives would be found in all corners of the world.
And then She smiled and made the earth round. (Unknown)