Are you “Who-vians”, by chance? What? Every once in a while, I go off on a tangent, eh?
For instance, a few months ago, I waxed nostalgic about Iron Man. Or, leading up to this year’s baseball season, I presented a brief tour of the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex while also attempting to marry my love of WDW with fantasy baseball.
How about this? It’s almost time for football season to start. I’m sure you’re going to start getting references to the best football team on a planet very soon – Manchester United! Hah! You thought I was going to say Cleveland Browns or Atlanta Falcons, weren’t you? United opens up their 2013-14 English Premier League season tomorrow against a little club based in the south of Wales called Swansea City. Go, United!
And, finally there is the “Who”-niverse. Outside of the television blockbuster “Game of Thrones”, Doctor Who is one of the last shows remaining that my son and I still try to find time to watch together. For example, back before our moves away from Cleveland, every Wednesday night used to be “Lost” night. It was sort of fitting when that show ended its run about a month before he moved to school and two months before I moved to Georgia. We got to watch the finale together.
But, I digress … again.
If you haven’t seen it yet, Doctor Who has “invaded” Epcot in an epic way. Are you familiar with the Sportsman’s Shoppe in the World Showcase’s U.K. pavilion? I love to stop in there to check out … you guessed it – all of the Manchester United gear. Well, when I dropped by for a visit a few weeks ago, I got a pleasant surprise. Likely related to the fact that The Doctor will be celebrating his 50th Anniversary later this year, the “shoppe” has been transformed into a “shrine” to Who! Take a look and remember … bow ties are cool!