By Kenneth Young |Staff Writer|
Want to watch football, but your roommates decided they wanted to watch Modern Family instead?
Whether you live on campus or share a house off campus, this is a predicament that can often cause a number of arguments.
You no longer have to worry because I’ve found a solution to this problem.
Every week from 5 to 9 p.m., the Osher Adult Re-Entry Center hosts a viewing of the Monday Night Football game. That’s not the only good thing about this, they offer free popcorn!
On Oct. 14, the Indianapolis Colts took on the San Diego Chargers. The Colts were sitting top of the AFC South, while the Chargers were relatively low in a stacked AFC West.
Despite the fact that the Chargers pulled off a major upset, the game itself was relatively lackluster. But this gave people a chance to talk with each other.
They discussed their teams, and how they would fare as the season progressed. There was no talk of Modern Family.
Rather than go to a crowded and noisy establishment to watch the game, or fight with you roommates over which channel to watch, the Osher Adult Re-Entry Center provides a laid back environment.
This makes it an ideal place if you want to meet fellow diehard fans, or just watch the football game.
With this in mind, I have a suggestion for the Center: Why not extend this idea out to other sports?
Monday Night Football is an easy choice, since it has a set time slot. Basketball and Hockey games are slightly less predictable in their scheduling.
In saying that though, there could be events set up ahead of time for particular games which would draw in more students.
For example, in the NBA, the games where the Los Angeles Lakers play against the Miami Heat and the Boston Celtics are often big draws, particularly in recent years with the Kobe versus LeBron matchup.
Fans of Kobe and LeBron are often very opinionated about their favorite player as well. Imagine the discussions that could be had during those games!
Let’s not forget, the Lakers also share their arena with another up and coming team, the Los Angeles Clippers.
The Lakers and the Clippers also have to play each other four times a year.
With two teams in Los Angeles, a viewing party for the NBA games could also be a regular occurrence as well.
Southern California also has two teams in the NHL.
Both the Anaheim Ducks and the Los Angeles Kings have started off the new season on a positive note.
As the season progresses, they could draw more people if they continue to improve.
Football, basketball and hockey are just three sports that currently season. There are various other sports that could be viewed past the fall quarter so that fellow sport fanatics can view the games together.
All these sporting events would provide opportunities for people from different types of backgrounds to socialize and find common interests.
The Osher Adult Re-Entry Center is located in room 111 of the San Manuel Student Union. For more information, you can find it in the “Resource Center” section on studentunion.csusb.edu.