My husband likes to promise prizes to those who get good grades. Three trimesters of straight As, you get to do something really special.
Falling behind on prizes with our now 8th grader, who likes a challenge, the two traveled this weekend to the first regular season Falcons’ game at the new Mercedes Benz Stadium.
What’s a Denver boy doing being a Falcons fan, you ask. Who knows?
But it’s been forever, and he even produces a Falcons Youtube channel. Husband and son both came home thrilled by the experience.
Passes for on-the-field pre-game warm-ups. An invitation from a good friend to the owners’ box. The photos show our son standing, the field below, even though he describes the cushy leather chairs with the amazing view. “I was too nervous to sit.”
Photos of the stadium. Arthur Blank talking to Roger Goodell. My son with Takeo Spikes, two-time Pro Bowler. Close-up video of Matt Ryan and Julio Jones, and the tight ends who they described as 6’10” and HUGE!
“It was a Ferris Bueller kind of day,” said my husband. “We’ll remember it forever.”
“You need to get straight As,” said the 8th grader to his older brother, a Packers fan who tried hard not to be disappointed that the Falcons won. “You have to go to Lambeau. If you have a hundredth of the good time I had, it will be amazing.”
Then he added, “…and if you go, I’ll use my next three trimesters of As to go with you. How cool would that be?!”