Busy, busy weekend.
Start with Fan Fair. Fan Fair was great. I got there an hour early to do a signing with College in Colorado, which was a hit. We had a ton of people there, and it was really cool because a lot of the kids were not so much talking about the football but they were talking about school.
We ended up meeting probably hundreds of kids, with paperwork and stuff about college as they were leaving. Whoever was there, we’d tell whoever would listen. They got paperwork and stuff and we linked them up with the web site — CollegeinColorado.org — just in case. I signed non-stop for an hour straight, then as I was leaving I had like a convoy of kids chasing me. I was trying to sign and run at the same time. It was really exciting.
Then I had question and answer with the kids on the field — the little kids. Little kids ask crazy questions. My favorite was, “Do you like pie?”. Absolutely. Apple pie is my favorite. They asked a lot of funny questions and I tried to give them funny answers.
Then I went to the adult Q&A upstairs. Nick and I did that together, and that was a real big hit. Nick and I are actually talking about doing a radio show together, and I guess that was a little taste of it. It was really entertaining and it went well. People had a good time, a lot of laughs. I made fun of Nick most of the time. He took some shots back but mine were better. I won.
After I was done with all that I went downstairs and I did the little Junior Reporter thing for ThunderVision with the little kids asking questions. That was cool, those kids were nice. Then I ended up signing about a hundred more autographs and went on home. It was a good day.
Nothing really happened on Sunday. I slept a lot on Sunday. I was tired from Fan Fair — I was there for about four and a half hours, so it got me.
I did go see my favorite hockey team Sunday night — the Denver Broncos employee hockey team. This was my first game this year, and they did very well against a tough opponent. I was really proud and impressed. Last year I went to about three of them, but fortunately this year they got some more support. They fielded a better team, so they get more support. I think Rod was there, Keith Burns, Brian Clark, Jimmy Spencer and his kids were there. It was great — we had a cheering section. We were yelling and hopefully motivated them a little to do better, and they did great. We’ll leave the score out of this all together. But they’re improved upon last year’s season, and I’m happy to see that because I am the number one fan. I think I might get my chest painted next game.
Nice to see them get out there and get some exercise. I do appreciate the great athletes that I work with a lot more after watching. It’s nice to see that athleticism runs in the veins of the entire organization.
Monday was the Mike Shanahan Golf Tournament. It was great — it’s an all-day affair, big fundraiser for the Boys and Girls Club and the Darrent williams Teen Center.
College in Colorado had a company softball game and I went to support them after the golf tournament. They’re really good at their jobs. They’re a lot better at their jobs than they are at softball. They were not as competitive as I would like an organziation that I’m involved with to be. They just didn’t seem to care — they weren’t all that interested in wins and losses. Which, hey, I guess you’re going out there to have a good time.
I’ve got class again tonight with my writing young ladies. Last week we went to the mall. They had to pick a person in the mall and describe them as vividly as possible and then write a backstory just based on seeing them. A little creative writing exercise. So we’re still on creative writing. I actually talked to a high school English teacher, and I think she’s going to come and help us with college essays and all that stuff. I want to do that, but I’ve been reading books and I don’t know how well I can teach myself. I don’t want to leave any ends untied — I want them to do really well.
Tonight, time for class again. We’ll see what we’re going to do.