I can do that job – Flag wave maker

I can do that job – Flag wave maker. This was at one of the away games I attended. The flag was “waving” during the National Anthem. What qualifications are needed to help make our flag “wave:” Not have a fear of closed in areas, not being too tall as to have your head be the wave maker, ability to raise arms and gently poke the flag.

I can do that job – Gatorade pourer

I can do that job – pourer of the Gatorade. Qualifications: steady hand, able to hold a plastic cup, able to hold a cup of Gatorade and hand it to a player without spilling, stand for long periods of time, look good in a blue jacket and hat. I am pretty sure I can do that job!

I can do that job – Tape holder

I can do that job – official end zone tape holder. What qualifications do I need? Stand for an extended period of time, able to hold a piece of tape in place, work well with teammates, be comfortable wearing an orange jacket, and for some, be able to hold the tape and use your cell phone at the same time. I can do that job!

I can do that job – Cord Holder

I can do that job! I know I can be holder of the cord. I mean, what does it take to do that?

Qualifications:  must have a pair of gloves, ability to hold 5 – 10 lbs. of cord, walk in a straight line, look good in neon green, must be able to multi-task (walk and wind cord at the same time).

I can do that job!

I can do that job – Protect the G

Protect the G – Security Guard – Qualifications:  Ability to stand tall and erect for several hours, ability to protect yard markers from being moved or stolen.  Ok, so they’re really not protecting the yard makers it just looks that way.  They’re protecting the field so no crazed fan runs on it.  Thus, one must be able to run and tackle someone in a single bound. I can run.  Tackle?  I’m sure with a little practice I could do it.

I can do that job – well, maybe

I would like to say yes, “I can do that job,” but frankly, this is one I’m not sure! Could you? Could you be the signaler of the flyover? I mean that looks really, really high up there. I know it’s a large area but again, it’s really, really high up there. These guys are there before the game, waiting patiently and signaling the guys in the aircraft for the flyover then they disappear. What are the qualifications? Stand tall, have good timing and super good balance, and definitely, no fear of heights. Yikes!

Soldier Field pre-game flyover watchers
Soldier Field pre-game flyover watchers

I can do that job – Down Marker Flipper

Downs keeper – Qualifications:  Ability to count to four, tall enough to flip numbers, ability to stand and walk for several hours at a time. Look good in yellow stripes. Stripes are slimming, that works for me!

I can do that job!

I can do that job – Time for a TV Time-out

I can do this job I’m sure! You’ve seen him! The television commercial signaler guy.

Qualifications: must have big bright orange gloves, ability to frantically wave hands and capture attention of man wearing white hat. Oh ya, for sure can do that job!


I can do that job – Holder of Tablet for Reviews

In my book “Tailgating Tales – Diary of a Female Football Fan” I have a number of “I Can Do That Job” idea. As many fans do, I’d love to work for my favorite NFL team. So I’ll be posting jobs I saw during the game, etc. that I know I could do.  The first one is the Holder of the Tablet for Challenges/Reviews.

What qualifications do I need? Hold up to five pounds? Stand still for 90 seconds? Be ok wearing striped pants and a maroon shirt that doesn’t really match well. I can do all of that. I can do that job!