I Hate the Eastern Time Zone

It’s 10:30 and there’s no college football on yet. When I lived on the West Coast I could eat breakfast while watching college football. And don’t even get me started on having to stay up long past midnight to catch the last Pac 10 games. The Eastern Time Zone totally sucks.


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6 Responses to I Hate the Eastern Time Zone

  1. Michael Heath says:

    Plus you have the excuse to not work late in order to get home for the start of Monday Night Football or East Coast NBA playoff games.

    I left work early to watch game three of the ’89 World Series and just happened to meet my wife and son in the parking lot of our apt. complex for the very first time at the very moment “The Big One” [earthquake] hit. We watched our building move side to side at seemingly impossible angles yet it held up undamaged. That would be the San Francisco Giants vs. the Oakland A’s. [The earthquake hit a couple minutes past 5:00 p.m.]

    On the negative side were lots of dirty looks on weekend mornings if the ‘Honey do’ list remained unfinished and yet there I was watching an East Coast college football game. Also most PGA events finish on Sunday prior to getting home so that wasn’t good prior to the invention of Tivo.

  2. Anna says:

    Michael – Were you in San Francisco during the quake?

  3. Matty says:

    “just happened to meet my wife and son in the parking lot of our appt. complex for the very first time”

    Wait the first time you met your wife she already had your son? 😉

  4. Michael Heath says:

    We lived in Fremont, CA. That was about 3o miles south of the collapse of interstate in Oakland. Our apt. complex’s parking lot we were standing on at the time of The Big One was about 600 yards from the Hayward fault.

    Fremont has a beautiful campus for their police and emergency services and it sits squarely over-top of this fault line. This is the expected year that an earthquake is expected to hit that fault (which is really a period of years prior to and after, 2010 is the median year of that range). When it goes it’s expected to be a doozy.

  5. James Hanley says:


    I was just south of downtown San Francisco for the ’89 quake. I later had the pleasure of experiencing an earthquake on the Hayward fault in an apartment building that was built on the top of the fault scarp. A small one, but it sure shakes when you’re that close.

  6. Anna says:

    I was in the city riding the bus. Fortunately it was a gas powered line so we kept going. I lived right off of the panhandle of Golden Gate Park. There was no power and everyone pretty much spent the night outside. Lots of beer, barbeque and stories of bridge collapses but no one at that time knew exactly what was going on until later.

    On the original note of the post – I love the Pac 10 and really hate staying up just to see a game after a full day of sports that includes teams I could care less about. ACC and SEC Blech.

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