It took FFF Team members Gregory, Itoro and I about five hours to get to Mobile, Alabama from Atlanta, Georgia. We had a case of Guayaki Yerba Mate with us and we were ready for the day! It was pretty awesome to be stuck in traffic near the stadium for the Senior Bowl because there were fans from almost every NCAA college football team there. Who likes to be in traffic? Not me, BUT I love the way Game Day Traffic feels. It was INSANE!
University of Alabama’s Million Dollar Band was on hand to provide music and the Atlanta Falcons Cheerleaders were there for entertainment! Fans from all over America enjoyed seeing this band and the NFL cheerleaders at the Senior Bowl. Many selfies and group shots were taken amongst the two groups. LOL!
Fans Favorite Fan was given media access and we were in the stands with the FANS. It was exciting to see fans from Notre Dame, University of Southern California, Delaware, TCU, Colorado State and of course the home state teams Auburn and Alabama. There were College football fans who didn’t have any players from their favorite teams at the Senior Bowl, but they enjoyed being there for the activities and the game.
One thing that shocked me was how the young people and high school recruits turned out and showed out while at the game. I know that a lot of parents will allow their student-athletes to travel with others for this type of event & experience, but I wish that they could experience it with them. This is where you are able to see how many of the College Football athletes stay in school all four years (or maybe transferred to other programs) and how they can witness that many of them can/will do great in the NFL draft. So if it works for you STAY IN SCHOOL! Nebraska’s Ameer Abdullah is one of those student-athletes that has a great story like this and he is originally from Alabama.
The North beat the South 34-13 and Ameer Abdullah received the Most Outstanding Player award. Thank you to everyone involved with the Reese’s Senior Bowl, Senior Bowl Executive Director Phil Savage and the city of Mobile, Alabama for your great hospitality!