Thanks to the perks of my job, I recently surprised Corey with a field pass when the Raiders played the New England Patriots. You should have seen the look on his face when we were walking into the stadium, heading down the stairs, and just kept going down and down and down until a man opened the gate for us and we stepped foot on the field. He was like a little kid on Christmas, full of excitement, because the team that he's rooted for every Sunday since he was a little kid was only a few feet away from him. It was a pretty awesome moment!
Tom Brady, up close and personal.
The Raiders fearless leader, coach Hue Jackson.
Corey's favorite Raider, kicker Sebastian Janikowski ("Sea-Bass").
Bonus! Brian McKnight sang the National Anthem.
It was so cool to be able to share this view from the field with Corey, the biggest Raider fan I know. And it renewed my energy for my job, because as a field producer, I am on the sidelines a lot, which is a priviledge I was starting to take for granted. To see how happy it made Corey just to be down there, it made me appreciate this awesome opportunity even more.
What are some of your favorite teams?