Friday, November 02, 2012

Indianapolis Colts and Cleveland Browns Game

Wow! Recently, my friend Noah and his awesome girlfriend Kristen hooked me and Jamie up with tickets to see the Indianapolis Colts play the Cleveland Browns. It was mine and Jamie’s first NFL game together, and it was most definitely memorable. There were so many cool connections and happenings that made it memorable, but here are a few…

Jamie and I were driving the Nuru van, and we received a parking pass that put us literally a stone’s throw from Lucas Oil Stadium. That meant that many of the thousands of people walking to and from the stadium had an opportunity to find out about Nuru’s work. Pretty stellar, huh!

Andrew Luck is the quarterback for the Colts. He went to Stanford University during his undergrad. Jake Harriman, Nuru’s founder and CEO also went to the Stanford GSB. I believe Jake graduated after Andrew’s freshman year.

Andrew Luck’s dad, Oliver Luck, played football at WVU, is a Rhodes Scholar, and is also the current athletic director for WVU. Jamie, Noah, and myself are WVU alumni. My buddy Jake, started his college career at WVU (where we met), was also a Rhodes Scholar finalist, but played rugby at Navy not football.

We watched Andrew Luck become the first Colts quarterback since 1988 to rush for two touchdowns in a game. We also saw Andrew Luck notch the victory. Beyond that, we saw former Mountaineer Pat McAfee make a solid tackle and boot the ball a few times during the game as well.

That list is by no means thorough, but the greatest cool connection and happening had to be reconnecting with an old friend, and enjoying a somewhat relaxing afternoon together sharing stories and making memories.

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