My day started crazy enough. I didn't sleep for shit, partly because I was "super" excited but mainly cause I lost my phone. Now I called TGIF's the night before only to hear them tell me that they haven'r found it and to call back in the morning. Well, when I called they still didn't find it, but I was almost positive that it was there as I checked it during dinner. No matter, I called the car service and they tore apart the car looking for it with no luck. I was bumming. That's when the Wifey stepped up to the plate and made a 3rd call to TGIF. She pressed them a little harder I guess as it was found in all places,....on the floor, behind a stack of highchairs. I told you we were having a good time !!! Now that the weight of the world was lifted from me I could relax. And just in time too,...phone was located about 10:30AM, and we were heading Downtown at Noon. That was a bullet dodged.
We arrived Downtown just before 1PM, and we didn't have to be back to the the bar they rented out for our ceremony / viewing party until 4:30PM. First order of business was heading back to TGIF to retrieve my phone.
Now it has been said that it's a "small world", but to me it seemed like the whole universe was in Indy for the big game. That's why I was a bit shocked while power walking ( I was on a mission ) through the crowd I was totally caught off guard by someone shouting out my name,....."GRIFFIN !!!". I looked over and it was my same buddy from Toledo that I met up with when we traveled to NYC to catch the Jets/Dolphins MNF game earlier in the season. Mike is the general manager of the largest car dealerships in Toledo, that guy is at all the big sporting events.
We hung out here for a while and just watched the people for a while. The sights we saw,....a group of 6-8 buddies all dressed as different superhero's, someone in a giant Lombardi Trophy costume, bunches of Ron Paul supporters, Hari Krishna's that were singing & dancing & handing out cookies, religious zealots calling all that passed by sinners,......it was a sight. After an hour or so we headed out. While walking around the Wifey spotted Questlove from The Roots.
A local DJ that played 6 years in the NFL, and went to 2 Super Bowls ( with the Bills ) was the presenter. He read a bit of answers to the essays we wrote to win the contest as an introduction before unveiling each bust. It was awesome seeing the anticipation in the eyes of the contestants just before their bust was unveiled. A truly unforgettable moment. I was the last one unveiled, I guess he was saving the best for last ( at least that's the way I see it,.....lol ). I present to you,.....the winners of Guinness & The Pro Football Hall of Fame Boldest Fans in the Game !
What about that game !!! Did it feel good to you to watch the Pats lose ??? Well, John ( one of the winners and a Giants fan ) was on pins & needles most of the night,.....and especially towards the end.
I t was an amazing weekend that was spent with some new friends. Friends that I will be forever contacted too. And knowing how I roll I wouldn't be surprised if I crossed their paths again. Could be at the HOF, a Dolphins game, or even a visit at their home,....I just got a feeling that I'll see them again.
Now it's time to come back down to Earth. Work tomorrow, and......working out begins too. These all-you-can-eat ( & drink ) weekends get me feeling a bit bloated. However I feel great, a picture of me is going into the HOF ! The bust is being shipped back home to Mom in Ohio. Good times,.....nothing but good times !