Friday, January 30, 2009
11:15 PM Tampa
Today concluded the fourth day of the Uncommon media tour. As with all the other days so far, we’ve been tremendously blessed. This has been a remarkable day.
We left our hotel at 5:30 AM with only two hours of sleep. We’re all running on so much adrenaline, though, that we don’t even feel tired. The day started out with an interview with Brian Kilmeade on FOX & Friends at the Tampa Convention Center.
Tony’s 7-year-old daughter Jade joined us today. It was an exciting day for her because she got to hang out with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers cheerleaders and mascot. Then as we went to our interview with Shawn Brown from the 700 Club, she ran into Kevin James, the actor from “Mall Cop.” Shawn Brown interviewed Tony about Quiet Strength previously and this interview went very well. After the 700 Club interview, Jade got to take a picture with Miss America! It was quite a day for her.
Tony also had an interview with Channel 13 (NBC) in Indianapolis about All Pro Dad. He also attended the Commissioner’s Press Conference, where he was mentioned by the Commissioner. Following the press conference, Tony had an hour-long Q&A session with the media.
Later in the afternoon, we had several interviews with ESPN for Tirico & Van Pelt, NFL Live, HOTLIST, and Outside the Lines. Following these interviews, Tony was in an NBC pre-production meeting at the stadium for the Super Bowl.
In the evening, we attended the Super Bowl Gospel Celebration at the University of South Florida Sun Dome. Tony was honored for his 30+ years in the NFL by Tampa Bay Buccaneers Coach Raheem Morris, ESPN analyst Shaun King, and Chicago Bears Coach Lovie Smith, who presented him with the award.
After the celebration, we all finally headed home and back to our hotel around 11 PM.