Being at the University of Denver, it’s impossible to not get swept up in the Bronco-hoopla. Coming from a long history of rooting for Chicago teams, it’s quite fun to be finally following a winner. Being a lifelong Bears fan, I’ve never had to really worry about January/February football. In Denver, you do. I learned that I need to pay attention to this.
In November, we scheduled a hiring day for our tour guides to be on January 24th. That’s a Sunday in January. For a Bears fan, that’s nothing. For a Broncos fan, that’s stupid. So, we had over 150 students and staff come in on a Sunday, while the Broncos were playing the Patriots. I've never had so much slack thrown my way for scheduling an event at an asinine time.
I’m trying to explain the reasoning for such a blunder, but I don’t think I can ever forgive myself. Living in Denver makes me have to consider the NFL calendar during the winter.
We did have a great event during the game (when students weren’t checking the score on their phone). Finding a large group of students to become the new faces of DU isn’t an easy task, and I’m sure that we’ve found a great new team. Thank you to whomever came out on the worst-timed event of the year.
Now, on to the Super Bowl! For this weekend, we’ll put our Crimson & Gold on the shelf and sport our Blue & Orange.
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Noah Schlueter - Campus Visit Coordinator, Undergraduate Admission