My blog title is not a typo. Let me give some background information: my college basketball coach used to yell at us when we'd make a mistake in practice and would say, "Whatya got, a brain cramp?" From then on I would jokingly say I had a brain cramp whenever I'd do something stupid.
Fast forward to earlier this year when I attended the KISS concert. (See Post No. 307) Heidi, Nicole and I were hanging out in the VIP room and I noticed a very tall guy who looked familiar. I knew he played basketball but couldn't put my finger on where. After a while I settled on Brian Cardinal, a 6'8" center who played at Purdue from 1995 to 1997.
I tried to Google him on my phone to see a picture, but didn't get very good service. Later in the evening I heard another guy in the room yell, "Hey Brian!" so I felt that was the confirmation I needed to go talk to him. He was married, but thought it would be cool to rub elbows with a Purdue person. And he was with some other tall guys. I approached him, introduced myself, and told him my brother, sister-in-law, niece and nephew all went to Purdue. He was with some friends so they talked to me a bit, and then I went back to Heidi and Nicole.
After I got home I had a nagging feeling to try to look up his photo again. This time it worked and...that doesn't look like the Brian I saw. The wheels in my brain started whirring and it hit me. That wasn't Brian Cardinal. That was Brian Evans. Who played at Indiana. Holy crap! Even though I was alone in the comfort of my own home, I was mortified. I'm a basketball player for Pete's sake! I should know my basketball players!
I told this story to Heidi the next day, but swore I would never tell this story to anyone else. But it's too funny not to share! My brother and sister-in-law will especially love this. I will probably never hear the end of it. Oh well. I did have a huge Brian cramp!!