As some of you know I won an NFL photo shoot as the Redskin fan and HH won the NFL Design a flag challenge for the the Redskins.
Well I got in Monday morning and Pez and I spent the day wandering around NYC. The NFL had put all of us up at the Times Square Marriott Marquis Hotel. We visited Chelsea Market and had some amazing Sushi at TOY. We also walked around Times Square with one of our Ravens friends (he won the photo shoot for the Ravens) and of course we had to cause a little trouble.
Pez and I with the NYE ball
Look what we found
And so perfect for this store to be right across the street from our Hotel
HH & OVC arrived on Tuesday and spent the day wandering while I was at the photo shoot
Here are a few photo shoot photos. It was a long day started at 8am and we got back to the hotel at 11PM then met up with OVC and HH to wander Times Square again.
NFL/Nike Photos (they just released these)
Back at Hotel
On Wednesday Pez and I had another long day (I will let HH tell his side). It started with lunch at the NFL HQ on Park Ave. Then a Q&A with Goodell. I asked (can't remember exactly how I phrased it) Being a Redskin fan and having to deal with the DC media can you please explain how contracts can be signed off on in an uncapped year and then the Redskins received a fine the day before FA for restructuring contracts? His answer that all of the NFL owners and the NFLPA agreed that no one could restructure contracts that would benefit their cap in future seasons. I tightened my lips quickly as I knew if I responded it could have been ugly. From there we went back to the hotel to change quickly drop stuff off then went to the NFL kickoff events in Times Square. They had a Ref booth where you have to determine the play. It was a call on if the guy was in or out of bounds. Both OVC and I got it right that he was in bounds and it was a catch so we each got a whistle Pez missed it He always gets the calls right so to me it is too funny that I got one and he didn't. He calls these things before the ref do half the time. From there we went to Rockafeller Center for the Back to Football Concert (Mariah Carey & No Doubt). The NFL gave all of us VIP passes and it was free food and open bar. Also HH presented his flag with Pat Fischer as our legend. We stayed at the event for the viewing of the game (free food and free drinks ) while HH & Ovc got swept off to the game.
Concert and Back to Football Kickoff
HH's Flag Presentation
After the concert and the game we met HH and OVC and some of the other fan winners back at the hotel and hung out until 3AM. It was then an early morning to fly back to DC for all of us and naps when we all got home. I hope you enjoy the stories and I hope I represented y'all proudly. I know HH, OVC, and Pez will chime in when they wake up or get time. HTTR and Go Redskins!
I can not say enough Thank you to the NFL and Nike. This event was a memory I will never forget and an event of a lifetime! All of our reps were amazing and THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!