Anyway, August is here, so the provisions of the sanctions now go into effect. To refresh your memory:
->The Suspension will cover the first four games of the 2010 Season, including three pre-season games (vs. New Mexico, Tennessee, and Portland State*) and the September 25 Pac-10 opener against Arizona State.I'll begin the day Monday by removing the University of Oregon banner from my workspace back at the office. And from then to October 1st, my official take on the Pac-however-many-teams-we've-got-now will be:
->While the program is under suspension, I will not attend, watch a telecast of, listen to a radio broadcast of, or read media accounts of their four games. I will, furthermore, not care whether the Ducks win or lose.
->I will not wear any of my University of Oregon licenced sportswear, nor my green and yellow tie-dye t-shirt, from August 1 until October 1, the end of the suspension period.
->During the suspension period, I will abstain from discussing Ducks football with friends, acquaintances, and coworkers, explaining if pressed that this is a condition of the suspension of fandom.
Just wanted to keep you in the loop.
* It is possible I might check in on this one in my capacity as a mild Portland State fan.