One of those moments...
More often than not, people who work in sports become jaded by their surroundings. They forget the reason we are working this industry to begin with, our love of the game and being fans. I have never forgotten this, so when I am around these humans with abilities far superior to my own, I am in awe. Saturday was no exception.
Saturday, we (Alabama) welcomed Texas A&M to Tuscaloosa, with a 59-0 beating. Needless to say, it was pretty exciting. One of the things that sticks out in my mind from the game, was another person who was in awe of the game. New York Yankee third baseman, Alex Rodriguez, was in attendance. This was exciting for me, and luckily I had the chance to meet him prior to kickoff. But what really stands out to me was the end of the game, when this photo was snapped. It's not the best photo I've ever taken but it captures something. This is A-Rod, superstar athlete, and he was breaking his neck to watch our guys. He was glued to the action, sort of seeming like a child watching heroes. A moment I'm glad I captured. Post-game he was in the tunnel to watch the guys walk by. He had the same demeanor.
It's moments like this that remind me why I do what I do. Why I want to be around what I'm around. I'm a fan of the game, the players and the moments. Everyday I try to find something I can tell my son, and future children/grand children, in the future. Always be a fan.