After eight months and however many matches, Manchester United faces Barcelona in the Champions League final at 2 p.m. EDT on Fox. The match pits my favorite team against the “best team in the world” in the biggest match of the year.
And I’m going to miss it.
As many of you know, I work at a university. Well, this weekend is reunion and commencement weekend. While the unnamed Premiership footballer and his teammates try to break down Lionel Messi and his crew, I will be interviewing graduates on their eighth cocktail for a social media feature. In fact, I likely won’t get home until about 10 p.m. on Saturday.
So my question: What would you do?
Sure, this is an opportunity to rip me for being a United fan, for not making time for my team, for whatever. Faced with the same situation, however, how would you handle it? I have an iPhone, so I can keep track of the score, but I’m debating whether to go on complete Twitter/Facebook/Soccernet radio silence and waiting until late at night to watch the match.
Give me your suggestions and your grief. Besides, since I’m the only UFer whose team really has a shot at being in this position every year (with two exceptions), this might be the only time you ever get to think about your team in the Champions League final.
There you go. Let me have it. And think about me while you’re watching. Ugh.