A Memorial Day to remember
Make sense? Probably not.
But in this business, anything is literally possible. That point was driven home on Monday.
I spent my Memorial Day - originally scheduled as a day off to enjoy family and friends and heavily seared meat of any kind - tracking down local reaction to the resignation of Ohio State football coach Jim Tressel.
Complain? Sure, I could, but after 12 years, I understand it comes with the territory. It is the job. The career of a sports writer doesn't get off days. It is what it is. Kind of like being a doctor. Always on call. Sports doesn't take holidays. Breaking news doesn't care about burnt hot dogs or cole slaw.
I got what I needed to get done and my Memorial Day was interesting to say the least.
Hope you enjoyed your Memorial Day. It certainly wasn't a holiday for me or my colleagues in the sports department.
No sense in complaining, nobody would listen if I did.
And there are worst things I could think of, that is for sure.
- Bill Tilton