As someone who eats healthy and is vegan, finding something to eat at the stadium is challenging. I usually bring my own apple, maybe some pumpkin seeds, or popcorn. That said, while at stadiums other than my home based Soldier Field, I like to check out the menus just to see what food options are offered. Much to my surprise and delight, this past weekend at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, I came across Petite Greens & Grains. They had offerings of salads, wraps, and some drinks.
The only downfall is from what I could tell, there is only one location, on the main level. If you don’t get your food when you see the stand, depending where you sit, it could be challenging to find it again and get to it in a timely manner. There needs to be more than one location.
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.
For me, it’s always a challenge as the weather gets colder, trying to figure out how many layers do I need? I get cold if its below 80. You’d think after all these years I’d have figured it out, but I haven’t totally. There are so many factors that go into play, temperature, is it windy, rain, snow, dampness? It’s just not easy being me.
Today, I’m in East Rutherford, NJ, as the Bears are playing the Giants. Temperature is warmer than expected for December in NY/NJ. Forecast says it will be 53 at kickoff. That said, the forecast is for possible rain for a portion of the game. That means it’s going to be damp.
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!
Am I the only one or is anyone else tired of the touchdown “celebrations”? I posted a blog on this last year and well, it’s gotten WORSE! Oh my gosh! How much time do you guys spend practicing your little routine? I can’t take it! I don’t know why coaches don’t “hint” just act like you’ve been there before. Score, hand the ball to the official, and get off the field! The NFL changed their stance on celebrations to make the game more “fun.” I have fun when my team plays well and wins.
If you want to see more on my thoughts from last year, see the blog for Nov. 2nd.
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Thanksgiving is a day for taking time to give thanks for the blessings in one’s life. No matter what is going on, you do have blessings. I’m thankful for my faith, family, and friends. Today I’m blessed to be spending Thanksgiving with my “extended” family, my beloved Chicago Bears. They are one of six teams “blessed” to play today and be in the “spotlight.”
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 saw this guy a week ago at the Buffalo game. My first thought was “why is he sitting all alone in the corner? Is he in a time-out? Did he win some sort of contest?” I mean his backpack (which doesn’t pass the bag rule test) is hanging on the back of his chair. Then before the end of the game, he disappeared. Any ideas?