The Sun was more than half way down, but it was obscured by an very overcast day here in Columbus, Ohio. The clock read 3.59pm on my office phone, which was still flashing because I've been too lazy to check my voice messages all day. You see, I'm at work, and I"m spacing out..... I'm thinking about the holiday upcoming, and really not focused on work right now.
But then my phone buzzes.... and its my Google Voice account, which means either its a business referral, or its a friend I'll talk to anytime.....so I instinctively grap my phone.
"This is Shane" ** for those of you who didn't, know, I'm Shane
"Dude its Griffin, How the hell are you?" ** For those of you who don't know, Griffin is OhioFinFan4Life.
.....and so begins a conversation with someone I actually met, right here on this particular forum. Someone who I've shared a beer with here in my town, and had the pleasure of tail gating with at the Cincinnati game, where I also met his lovely wife, and many other Fin Fans.
Griffin asks how I'm holding up, with my current circumstances....and I let him know I'm doing well... You see, the great thing about OFF4L, is that even though we don't know each other all that well, you can tell he actually cares when he asks you these kinds of questions..... and he'll listen if you actually talk to him.... :)
But thats not why he's calling.....because today, Griffin transcends everyone here...and he utters it in 6 simple words.
"Dude, I'm going on the Field"
Yes, Our own OhioFinFan4Life, has been invited onto the Field at Halftime at the next Home Game.
Griffin! We expect to see a ton of Pictures.....smell the grass, take in the roar of the crowd, and live in the moment bro. You're the fan we all love to read about.
*** Griff will obviously chime in here, but he's a hunt and peck typist, so I thought I'd get it done for him. Let the man know how we feel about his exploits and how we love to see his pictures and commentary. Unfortunately, too often when he shares his story, the Fan Posts gets shoved down from all the Chicken Little Whiney Beyotch posts....
You are the man Bro.
Come Halftime.....you'll be where Dan the Man played....(shivers)