Thursday, September 25, 2008

Timp What?

**Disclaimer: Shaun told me to blog about this. I am not mean.**
Shaun was hired by the coach of a 6th grade football team to video all of their games. He started a few weeks ago, and things have been fine. Until last night. Shaun checked the team's schedule earlier this week and saw that they were playing at Timpview High School. He looked up the address on the internet. I think he also double-checked the schedule before he left last night to make sure he was going to the right place. When he got to the game (which started at 8:30) he called me and asked me to check the schedule to make sure he was in the right place. He said there was a team there that had the same name (T-Wolves) and color (red) as the team he was filming, but these kids were bigger and the coaches were different. I said, "Yeah, they're playing at Timpview tonight at 8:30. Are you sure it's not the right team? If you're at Timpview, you've got to be in the right place." He said he was at Timpview, but this just wasn't the right team. We continued discussing what he should do. Finally I decided to call the coach, hoping he would answer even though he was in the middle of the game. I didn't get a hold of him at first, but he answered his phone at about 9:oo, just as a defeated Shaun was about to head home. I asked the coach where he was and what color his opposing team was wearing. He said they were at Timpview High School and the other team was wearing green (the teams Shaun had seen were wearing red and blue). I called Shaun back and said "Where are you? Mike says they're at Timpview. That can't be where you are." He looked at a sign at the school which read Timpanogos High School. He was about 15 minutes from where he should be. I asked him how he found the address to the school. He said he searched for "Timp High School", and Timpanogos High School was first on the list. I guess he didn't realize that there are about 50 schools (slight exaggeration) in the area that are named after Mt. Timpanogos in one way or another. He finally arrived at the right school about half-way through the third quarter of the game. The T-Wolves won, so hopefully the coach was pleased enough with his team to forgive Shaun's tardiness.
**As a humorous side-note Timpanogos High School's mascot is the Timberwolf.


gma dibb said...


scrap chair potato said...

So funny! I too hope that the coach was forgiving.
Oopsie! :)

Scooter said...

I'm proud of you for including a football post.

Good job!