As you may recall, I have an issue with “oversight overdose”. I drive everyone crazy, including my wife. Doesn’t matter if it’s a big game or a holiday at our house. I have issues.
When I first took over the game presentation/video production department, I missed one game all season – when my son was born on April 17th (Sid’s 100th point game as a rookie) the final home game of the year.
Which makes it very odd to me that I missed two games this week and didn’t sweat it one bit.
With the exception of a few odds and ends and one cranky machine that just refuses to not crash at least once a night, things are running pretty smooth on the technical end at CONSOL. A lot of that has to do with us finally slowing down enough to work out the bugs, but most of it is because the staff and crew have come through in a big way. There’s not one person in the control room that was working on the same machine they were working on at the Mellon. Because of college, high school, and pro football, it’s tough to have the same crew night in and night out, so there’s been a lot of interchange on who is working what on a given night. It was a steep curve.
In spite of that, only one month in they’ve come up golden. Very proud of the group there from the control room guys, our engineers, both audio and video, and all the other people involved in tech operations. Everyone except Ryan “@kicksavetwenty” Lenocker. That dude just perpetrates evil deeds.
The point of this is not to pump the tires of the staff there, it’s to illustrate a very interesting point. If you’d have asked me even a month ago how long I thought it would be before I could miss a game, I would have responded “January at the earliest”. Because of how it’s all come together, it turned out to be 11-10.
Although I did make up an excuse to call once or twice.