WOW! That was a cool event! I wish we had stuff like this about once a month through the long dry spell that's now upon us. Maybe we should start a thread for that or something. A few things that stuck out to me today, and I'm sure many others here will be able to add in whatever I miss. It seemed that the autograph signings were a bit better organized than last year. Even though I don't do that thing, it seemed like the people that were into it were able to get to the players a little easier down on the floor. The meat contest was pretty weak. Was it me, or did all 3 samples taste HORRIBLE?! #1 had no flavor at all, #2 tasted like ketchup, and #3 had curry in it. Curry in BBQ??? YUCK! Save the curry for the Szechuan food! Rick Smith was great! All of the players were pretty cool all around. At one point in Mr. Smith's speech, I hollered something about being tired of losing and how we were ready to win...I don't know what I said - I was getting into it. From my spot, I was right near Chester Pitts and Dunte, and Pitts looked over at me and smiled and nodded in agreement, and Dunte looked at me with a fierce, serious look on his face as if to say "Exactly!". I think Okoye's gonna get it from the other players in the weight room about spending time on the stairclimber. Any idea what the attendance was? I'd guesstimate 2-3K during the Pep Rally. And GEEZ was it LOUD! YES! It was obvious when Okoye got up on stage that he and Mario are already pretty good friends. Schaub is not quite the pretty-boy like HWMNBN was...for some reason I like that fact! DeMeco seemed pretty comfortable talking, and did a great job getting that big yell out of all of us. I am SOOOOO ready for this to get going. There's a feeling in the air that we've got something VERY special brewing here. Totally different than the last 5 years. Do you feel it too, or am I drunk on today's Battle Red Kool-Aid?