Those who have been reading my posts know that my interests are biking and soccer. My favorite bike group is the New Bedford, MA. Starchasers. Youse also know that the only sport that interests me is soccer. Tomorrow I have a conundrum to work out.
The Starchasers have a unique event tomorrow night. Operation Follicular Commutation. However….It’s also opening day for Major League Soccer. One of my boys lives in Atlanta and is a fan of United. Another lives in Austin and is now a fan of his hometown team, Austin FC. I have been to many World Cup games both here and abroad. The atmosphere in Mercedes Benz stadium matches that intensity and fan participation. It’s loud and you can feel the stadium bouncing. Austin is going to produce the same with their fans. It’s Austin’s first team to call their own, and everyone is on board. Most of the bars in town will have watch parties rivaling any NFL or College championship game.
Besides visiting the families, I am prone to booking a flight to attend a game. I am also a fan, and season ticket holder of the Revolution.
The kerfuffle you may ask? (Or not). The bike ride is 7:30-10 PM tomorrow. Austin plays at 6 PM and the Revs at 8:30. This is going to be a last minute decision. As I write this I’m leaning to staying home. This morning I was sure to be riding. By mid afternoon…. soccer. An hour ago….riding. Oh the humanity.