And so it begins: real life in Indianapolis. It was one thing to miss half of the best Royals season in a decade. The KU-MU football game. Or to not move my clocks a week ago. But not having access to a KU basketball game is a whole other thing. KU beat the EA Sports All Stars last night in a game that was not included in the ESPN Full Court package. You think I’m joking when I say it was agreed upon shortly after S. and I got engaged that we would always take whatever measures needed to get KU games in Indiana. I most definitely was not joking. I think I got that on paper before we called anyone with our news. Not that it would have mattered if it had been included; my cable company has yet to determine if they’ll offer Full Court this year. Yahoo’s audio service didn’t carry the radio feed either.

Fortunately, I found someone who was pointing his web cam at his TV so those of us in the outlying regions could watch. Brutal. Even with only ten people plugged in, the bandwidth got sucked up, the audio disappeared, and the video was muddled and choppy. It was tough enough to try to discern Jeff Graves from Moulaye Niang, let alone tell if the ball went through the hoop or attempt to read the score. Thus, and E-Bro is smiling at this, I spent the night on the couch, alternately reading Naked by David Sedaris and watching the Denver Nuggets score only seven points in 12 minutes against the Pacers. Fortunately, it was only an exhibition game, so the most exciting things were seeing the new uniforms and the freshmen. However, I have a list of satellite operators already in case I need to make the jump before November 21, when the real games start. This madness must end!