I grew up in a family that was very into football. Cowboys fans to be precise. I had the biggest crush on Troy Aikman when I was in middle school. Then I went to the University of Florida, where life revolved around football. Best five years of my life. So when I moved to the Bay Area, I had to pick a team. It was a simple choice, the 49ers or the Raiders. I became a Raiders fan, which was wonderful for a few years, until it wasn't anymore. Don't get me wrong, I am still a die hard fan, but it would be amazeballs to have a season where we won at least 50% of our games. Needless to say, I will be rooting for the 49ers next weekend. Gotta stay local.
Way back in 2002, I was in New York City, and I stopped by the NFL Today on CBS stage. They were about to film a live show and I asked how to get tickets. They told me to just have a seat. It was a freezing cold November day, yet somehow I was warm. After the show there was a meet and greet, and I got pictures.
First off, with Dan Marino. Being from South Florida, the Miami Dolphins were a big part of growing up (we even learned their fight song in elementary school).
I also got to meet Jim Nantz and his daughter. Both men were so nice and gracious about taking photos with fans. It was a fantastic experience. I just wish I was more into makeup then:)
Are you watching the playoffs or are you anti-football? Who are you rooting for?