Autumn starts my busy season with video work: I just started working at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum at the Fort Wayne Komets home games and early in November the Indiana University / Purdue University at Fort Wayne Mastodons men’s and women’s basketball games begin. This is now my fifth season working for the Coliseum and I heartily believe we have the best sports video crew not only in the city but in the state, as well.
Then, once I sign the contract, the Friday after Thanksgiving I will start working for the Fort Wayne Mad Ants season: this will be their sixth season and I have been with them from the beginning. They’re a great bunch of people to work for and I am looking forward to it.
But this is only the beginning: around the end of December, I expect that I will be working 20 out of 24 days: there will be times when I will switch from basketball to hockey on a daily basis, and, if last season is any indication, there may even be days when I could work two or even three basketball games in a day, or work a basketball game in the afternoon and a hockey game in the evening. I don’t envy the guys who have to reset the arena in between each game, its a mystery how they can manage getting the floor panels up from over the ice for the basketball games to expose the ice for the hockey games overnight, let alone in a couple of hours between games.