I can't believe what just happened! I must be sick or something. I just turned down a ticket to the Notre Dame game next Saturday. A friend called this afternoon with tickets for next week's game versus Army, the final home game for Brady Quinn and all our seniors.
Why did I turn them down? Because I made a commitment to participate in the annual donkey basketball game at the high school. I know it sounds lame but I've been on the receiving end of quite a few broken promises. People tell you they'll be there and that you can count on them and then they pull out, leaving you to scramble to fill their place.
Believe me, every bone in my body (other then my tail bone that had little desire to make the six hour drive to South Bend, IN) said, "Tell them you can't come. They'll understand." But my conscience wouldn't allow it.
Maybe it's no big deal. After all, it's just donkey basketball (and I heard I have to sign a waiver) but then again, my word is my word.