When rooting for Bulls was nearly unbearable
The University at Buffalo football team has a record of nine wins and one loss. If you have been a UB football fan as long as I have, that is cause for slap-happy revelry.
When I was a kid, a good year was when we won as many as we lost. As an adult, whenever I’d attended academic conferences, someone would invariably inquire about my alma mater. When I told them what it was, they’d get this sad expression and say, “Oh, UB is a very good academic school.”
Indeed, once when one of our football coaches was asked on a local news show why the Bulls didn’t win more, he replied, “The trouble is our kids spend too damn much time in the library.”
I acquired a coffee table book on the history of college football that’s as big as, well, a coffee table.
When I was a kid, a good year was when we won as many as we lost.