by Jeff Wozer, Buffalo Sports Page Humorist

The UB Bulls are in the NCAA Tournament.  They play Friday in Tulsa, Oklahoma against Wednesday’s winner of the Arizona State/St. Johns game.  But being this far away from home, in a new city, has Bulls Head Coach Nate Oats complaining a bit, according to sports humorist Jeff Wozer.

• ESPN’s overkill of college basketball coverage has even him sick of college basketball.

• Tulsa Gatorade contains 10% ethanol.

• Visiting UB alum Judge Jeanine Pirro is all hands.

• Tulsa grocery store clerks don’t look the other way when he snacks out of bulk bins.

• Non-stop phone calls from actress Lori Loughlin offering $500,000 if he claims her daughters play on the men’s basketball team.

• Every day spent outside of Buffalo diminishes his chances of winning the grand prize in Tops Friendly Market’s Monopoly game.

• Tough to recruit without the sway of Timbits.

• You try hitting a three-pointer with Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “Oh What a Beautiful Morning” stuck in your head.

• Unlike in Buffalo his status as the team’s head coach carries no sway in getting restaurants to waive their no-shirt-no-service policies.

Jeff Wozer

Nationally touring stand-up comedian Jeff Wozer has performed with some of comedy’s biggest acts – Martin Short, John Oliver, Brian Reagan – and on some of comedy’s biggest stages – Red Rocks Amphitheater, the Las Vegas strip, Great American Comedy Festival.

His humor articles have appeared in more than 40 publications including ESPN’s Active.com, Rocky Mountain Sports and the Explorer Club’s Explorer’s Journal.

Prior to veering into comedy he worked as a sports and news director for WFAD in Middlebury, Vermont where he won an Associated Press award for hockey play-by-play. And he spent two years as the play-by-play voice for the Vail Avalanche junior hockey team in Vail, Colorado.

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