Today, the commander of the Mizzou Army ROTC spoke to my TrIG class about the relationship between the military and the media. Considering how vital these two institutions are to American culture, I was impressed by the fascinating points he made and how his research dated back to the US Civil War.
However, I caused a slight hiccup during his lecture. When he asked me what my favorite football team was, my mind went completely blank and the only football team I could think of was the Spurs. It took only a second for me to realize the Spurs are actually a basketball team. Before I could think of anything else illogical, I sputtered the name of the only football team I could think of: the UT Longhorns. Ugh, what a fail. I quickly covered my face with my hands, and attempted to hide the rest of class. I do so many random, embarrassing acts every day that I rarely think twice about, but I do not know why I was compelled to state the football team of another university.
I really hope I do not represent the relationship everyone else in the media has with the military.