February 4th, 2015
Arriving in Phoenix was incredible!You can feel the Super Bowl energy. Walking into my hotel you can see legendary players such as LaVar Arrington and Terrell Davis hanging out in the lobby. I met Mike Golic and Mike Greenberg with their guest Charles Barkley on ESPN Mike & Mike show.
I didn't think this could get any better until I walked into Media Day at the US Airways Center, where I was able to ask questions to players and coaches from the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks.
Patriots Tom Brady complimented my hair and I asked Russell Wilson advice for kids, which was to have a great purpose in life and surround yourself with good people. I was able to get up close and personal with Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin who had some great advice for kids who play football. "Tell yourself I am big enough, I am strong enough, I am fast enough!" Great advice!
As I walk through the floor, I was interviewed by LaVar Arrington and I was up on the big screen in the center. I also got to catch up with Brett Keisel who interviewed me for Head and Shoulders and introduced me as Troy Polamalu.
I also spoke to Kurt Warner from the NFL Network and Chris Berman from ESPN. I was also able to meet different types of stars such as Pick Boy and Barrel Boy.
Journalists wanted to interview me and I received many congratulations. My day ended with watching the NFL Play 60 Flag Football Championship and participating in a lot of the NFL Experience activities. What a great start to my amazing role!