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In the spotlightPosted Thursday, September 11, 2008, at 2:35 PM
The talking head was way up there!
Doesn't it seem that wherever you go and there is a television camera nearby people are jockeying for position to get into the scene? Some people want to blend into the background and look like someone important with a cell phone stuck to the side of their head. Others are telling Mom "HI" and then the bold ones just walk right into the forefront wanting to be seen by all.
Sports venues are a great place to witness it all!
Without asking for it (seriously), I innocently went to a Cardinals game this past weekend and wound up with my talking mug on the BIG screen centerfield scoreboard at Busch Stadium in the middle of the 6th inning. Really didn't see it coming.
Prior to the game a camera crew was randomnly asking fans a simple question, "Which current Cardinal player would you like to see in the Hall of Fame and why?" I thought I gave a pretty good answer but never expected to see my head blown up to 80 feet wide on the scoreboard and hear my voice boom through Busch Stadium! I looked and sounded great talking about the things that Albert Pujols does off the field with his native country and Down's Syndrome and everything he gives back to the community and being nominated for the Roberto Clemente Award!
I've been on television for several different reasons over the years; sports, music, fire/rescue, meetings, etc. NOTHING BAD OR ILLEGAL!!!!!! I have even spotted myself on Sportscenter and the CBS Evening News but I must admit that the coolest experience was at Busch Stadium with 45,000 of my closest friends!
Do you have any good or bad "get on tv" stories?
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