I know Andrew Mason already covered Fan Fair, but he didn’t spend most of the time taking pictures with fans and playing mascot football. Fan Fair is quite the event. It’s rare throughout the league that EVERY player and EVERY coach is available to the fans for at least a little bit over the course of two days. Over those two days we had about 14,000 fans in the building. Some of the lines were long, but I think most people were pleased. A lot of people that come every year may notice the lines getting longer, but there’s nothing that can be done about that. There are a limited number of players and coaches, and the attendance keeps going up. Basically we are a victim of our own popularity. Not a bad spot to be in though. Anyways, lets get down to the nitty gritty. Or as my grandma says the knitty gritty.
Saturday I spent most of the day signing autographs. The first time I attempted to make about a 1/4 lap around the concourse. I had an hour to do it (I’m a mascot, not Hidalgo-I need a break). After about 45 mins, I had gone approximately 20 yards. As soon and people saw me, it was on. Pictures, signing shirts, balls, trading cards, magazines, programs-I even signed a forehead. I tell you, I love Broncos fans because they are so passionate, but at one point I got a little spooked. I was surrounded on all sides with shirts, balls, programs jammed in my face. I did my best to sign everything I could, but the reality is, there is no way I could ever sign everything. Which means there are people that were waiting for my autograph that didn’t get it. This really bothers me. I REALLY try to make sure everyone is happy, and knowing that I wasn’t able to get to everyone gets to me. So if you didn’t get an autograph, I apologize. Heck, send me a letter and I’ll send you an autograph.