So as you may or may not know, Soletron was at the SuperBowl party thrown by the NFL Former Players Association at 595 North in Atlanta this weekend. It was definitely all we hyped it up to be. Rubbing elbows with former Pro Bowlers and some of ATL’s up and coming hip hop and r&b talent was the nothing short of spectacular. We managed to snag a few interviews in between the ball snaps and performances. For all the interviews you need to be plugged into our twitter. We sat down with a couple of former players to get their take on who was going home with the Lombardi (spoiler alert they all got it right!) and what their favorite moments were in the league.
First up was former NY Jet Erik McMillan, now for all you true NFL fans out there Erik is the son of NFL veteran Ernie McMillan, IN FACT the father son duo was among the first to make a Pro Bowl appearance. That was what Mr. McMillan quoted as his favorite moment. It took him a while to pick his favorite, but with a father AND a cousin who also appeared in the league (and some impressive stats of his own) it’s completely understandable why this 8 year DB had to comb through the memories. He is currently in sales and has his eye on coaching college ball. We couldn’t resist a photo op:
Next up is Tim Jones, a 6 year vet who played with Denver, Houston, and Atlanta as a Reciever. Mr. Jones has definitely been busy since he finished up on the gridiron. Off the field Tim Jones has worked through the NFLPA to mentor teens without fathers and also does work with drug and substance abuse. He gave me a tip in the second quarter that the coaching was going to be what put the Ravens over the top, well that and Ray Lewis of course. As an avid fan of aviation, Mr. Jones currently works with the Dept. of Defense and is prepping for his pilot’s license. Being the humble guy he is (and we could tell this from the start of the interview) he said, in regards to his favorite moment “Just to make it was a blessing.”. We felt the same way about meeting such a stand up guy. Here’s me and Tim Jones in VIP at 595. (Notice how I was discreetly repping the Ravens)
The most amazing thing about meeting these former player’s is that they are still in great shape. To this day, I wouldn’t want either one staring me down on the field.
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