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 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.