We had a good week of workouts last week. That is always nice to see and we are now off this week which is really good. Some much needed rest.
My weekend actually started last Friday. I went laser-tagging with some of the guys from the Denver Broncos hockey team. It was all the guys from the equipment and operations staff. I got off to a rocky start, but I ended up being the high-scorer. I think the person in second place was right on my tail, only 3,000 points behind. We had a great time. I am really competitive so I think that I owe some of those guys apologies, but I just couldn’t take losing to the Denver Broncos hockey team.
Later that day I picked up my brother from the airport. He came into town and along with my parents and my cousin we all went downtown for dinner. We went to The Broker, actually. We ate in the vault and got a tour of the wine cellar in the basement. It was pretty cool, got a little bit of star treatment. I like that every now and then, although I don’t get much of it. It was cool, but I didn’t get any star treatment when the bill came around. That would have been nice. It was a good night.
The next morning we got up early and headed up to Mile-Hi Rafting. We went ATVing through the mountains, the five of us. It was a great time. Safety first, of course. I had on a nice big safe helmet. Everyone enjoyed themselves.
After that we came back home and ended up going to the ESPN Zone — my brother, cousin and I. Again I beat them in all the games down there, because I am competitive. I crushed them in basketball and I actually broke my own personal record for the Jay Cutler football toss in the back corner. I cracked 100, which I was very proud of. I have never done that before, so I set a new personal record. If anybody wants to challenge me, meet me at the ESPN Zone. We had a good time and then we went home and relaxed.
Sunday, we had a cookout with the family. It was nice to spend time together. Really good food and great weather.
Monday I spent the whole day from about 6:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. at DU filming my next PSA for CollegeInColorado.org. I guess being an actor or being in front of the camera seems easy — I guess everything seems easy until you actually start to do it. But it was a long day. I like my job. It was a long day, not much time to eat, not much time to do anything. You are just in front of the camera saying the same thing. We did about 10-12 hours of filming and it is probably going to produce about three commercials that are about 30 or 40 seconds. So I can only imagine how much time it takes to do movies and things like that. So I think they deserve all the money they get. Maybe not all of, but they work very hard. Of course I don’t get paid for those good ole’ PSA’s, because I really believe in the cause.
I got some good sleep last night and today we have another writing class at 6 p.m. Not sure what we are going to do tonight, but I have some ideas. We will figure it out.
I think that it is interesting to say the least on what went on with the Bears this weekend. To see a team part ways with a talented player and it appears to be based on off-the-field incidents, which I think, is a credit to the Bears, the NFL and the Players Association. We are moving in a direction that is cleaning up the game. I am not so sure of how noble the act was for the Bears as much as it was that he was suspended for eight games, so no sense paying a guy who won’t be playing. Either way it is still an act of cleaning up the league. I am sure he is going to get another chance and everybody deserves another chance. Hopefully this serves as a wake-up call to him and not only just him but everybody in the league. I hope they take notice and understand that the league is getting pretty serious about these types of things. I think I referred to this in an earlier blog, but we have a lot of high-character guys and I don’t think this is going to affect the make-up of our team at all. It will probably affect the make-up of some other teams that have some cleaning up to do, but for the most part I think we are a pretty clean team. People make mistakes sometimes, but all-in-all we are good guys.
Oh…hockey, I almost totally forgot. Saturday night at 9:20 p.m. was the start of the biggest win in Broncos hockey history. They played an undefeated team and at the end of regulation it was tied at six. They went into penalty shots and the Denver Broncos hockey team knocked off an undefeated team in penalty shots. I think the MVP would have to go to the goalie, Chris “Flip” Valenti. And we even saw Jason Schell clumsily score a goal that propelled us to the win. Both guys work in the equipment room, Flip is in charge and Jason is a flunkey of sorts, but he is a nice guy. It was nice to see them all excel and it was enjoyable. There was a big celebration afterwards, but I was not able to be a part of if because I had to get back to my family. They didn’t make it to the game; I think they were a little tired after ATVing and going to the ESPN Zone and all the other stuff.