The University of Oregon brought in an outsider and successful businessman, Pat Kilkenny, as Athletic Director. Pat asked Tom to come to Eugene to talk to his coaches and staff. (Tom reports that United Airlines decided he didn't need clean underwear—so they diverted his bags to Sri Lanka or somesuch. He said Eugene rolls up the sidewalks at dusk—but he found, current spotty earnings notwithstanding, a 24-hour Wal*Mart in town. At last communication, Tom was deciding whether or not to wear his new, Pakistani-made Oregon Ducks pajamas to the event. Stay tuned ...)
If you attended the event, click on "comments" below and let us know how it went. If you'd like to download the PPT, here's a link:
University of Oregon Athletics Dept, Eugene
Before blogging became all the rage, Tom was posting book reviews and Observations (essentially early blog posts) to this site. You can find the archives below.
What we're talking about
on the front page.