I’m a big fan of the show Mad Men, which aired the latest season premiere Sunday night. In the episode we see our favorite ad man Don Draper share an elevator ride with someone who works in his office that he barely recognizes. It turns out this employee of Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce, Bob Benson in accounts, is able to get tickets to the 1968 Cotton Bowl between Alabama and Texas A&M. Benson appears to admire Don’s work and wants to try and emulate his success. This will surely be a story that develops throughout the season now that Peggy Olsen has moved on to bigger and better things after years as Don’s upcoming apprentice of sorts.
Don appears to have little time to waste on sports throughout the series. It just doesn’t seem like his thing. Don would rather be smoking a cigarette, sipping on an Old Fashion (neat) and either coming up with new ad campaigns on a napkin or scoping out his latest woman to fancy, when his eye somehow wanders away from his lovely wife and aspiring actress Megan.
So, what game did Don miss out on? One of the greats.