Rashad Jennings sits inside his New Jersey home across the Hudson River.
Two days before, he rushed for a career-high 176 yards in the New York Giants’ 30-17 victory against the Houston Texans in Week 3. He dedicated the game to his father, Albert Jennings, a double amputee who lost his legs to diabetes.
Jennings looks down at his blank piece of paper, silent and reflective.
Here he is, the starting running back for the New York Giants, in the biggest city in the country...
You look the most hipster out of all of us with that bike,” Switchfoot lead singer Jon Foreman laughs.
I look back over my shoulder at Foreman behind me. “I don’t know about that,” I laugh, as I coast down a hill on a yellow, rusted fixie they’ve lent me from their tour bus. The paint is peeling, and the bike appears to be more silver than yellow. The bike is wobbly and the front brakes are practically non-existent...
Somewhere in this wacky, Super Bowl Media Day circus are lessons to be learned.
This is what I try to say to myself as a superhero from Nickelodeon challenges Russell Wilson to a staring contest; a striped Waldo is wandering around and members of the media are actually interviewing him; a guy from VH1 is wearing an old, colonial outfit, or something with a bib, and I picture us having an epic sword fight that makes its way onto Pete Carroll’s podium...
Since being awarded the National League MVP in November, Pittsburgh Pirates star Andrew McCutchen gets the questions all the time.
What’s the key to success?How did you get the MVP?What makes you so calm and confident?