Wednesday, January 29, 2014

It's Not Every Day the Big Game Comes to New York City...


...Actually it's the first time ever that the Big Game -- football's enormous game -- has come to New York/New Jersey and we are so excited.

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Thanks to my good friends at Duane Reade and #Collective Bias I had the opportunity to have two extraordinary Big Game experiences. I thought that January was going to be a quiet month, but it was anything but.

There weren't many things that could have gotten me out of my warm house last Wednesday, but the invitation to be part of the Big Game festivities just a few subway stops away at Times Square got me bundled up and out the door. I had the opportunity to meet Rueben Randle of my beloved NY Giants. No, the Giants aren't in the Big Game this year, but I have every faith that next year beckons.

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Rueben Randle, wide receiver for the NY Giants, ready to sign autographs. I've got my signed photo right next to my computer.


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I was as happy as I look and Rueben Randle could not have been nicer. 

While I was at the beautiful store I spent some time picking snacks for the Big Game day. It was not an easy choice, there were so many goodies to choose from. 

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My eye went to the candy, but the view of Times Square in the background was fabulous, too!

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Mars is one of the sponsors of the Big Game and Snickers is one of my all-time favorite candy bars. My big problem was choosing which one to have on hand for snacking on Sunday -- classic, almond or dark chocolate. Yes, you know the answer to that problem. I chose all three kinds of delicious Snickers. Can't have too many snacks -- or too many Snickers! --for the Big Game.

We've really got Big Game excitement in New York City and I am so happy to be part of the football fun. Can't thank my Duane Reade friends enough for this opportunity. One way to share in the fun is to go to the #DRBigGame website for great pictures of all of the excitement. I'll be posting more of my pictures there in the next few days. It's a terrific way to be part of the experience. There's even more excitement to come, but that's a post for another day.

As always, thanks for visiting. Take good care and keep warm!

16 comments:

Blackberry Lane said...

What a fun experience and a fabulous picture/keepsake! Oh, now I want to try all those Snickers!

Lynda said...

Great experience for you! I really like the Snickers commercials when the person is acting whiny and maybe they show a girl in that role. Then the others say, "You're not yourself until you've had a Snickers," or something like that and then the person turns back to what they were supposed to be - - - a guy - - athlete, etc. I prefer a Milky Way - - no nuts in my candy bars.

Ann said...

We are excited for the BIG GAME. Our Chiefs only missed going by 2 games--our hopes are high for next year too. The city looks like it is really celebrating. Very neat picture.
ann

Sola Scriptura said...

How exciting for you! I would have to try each kind of snickers - yum :)

Nellie said...

What an exciting time, Buttercup! I'm sure this Big Game is the topic of conversation by many!

Barbara F. said...

The game is in Nj, they landed at Newark International Airport, they are staying in NJ. Our city is just capitalizing on the fact and tourism and trying to make some bucks. What can you do? I don't remember the city taking over Times Square before. xo

Terra said...

Carol you find lots of interesting events to attend, and I enjoy hearing about them in your posts. That is nice to meet a sports hero and have a photo taken with him.

TARYTERRE said...

How exciting to be able to participate in that way. You look thrilled to be there.

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

There is no such thing as "too many snickers".

That is a great picture of you and the giant Giant.

Simply Linda said...

COOL! I/we would be doing the very same thing you did. I so wish I could try that big slide thing I saw on FOX News this morning.

Blessings.. (ps what a wonderful picture of you!!!)

Theresa said...

I am SO excited for the BIG GAME! I hope it is a wonderfully exciting game! TWO great teams! Enjoy your day dear friend, HUGS!

Melinda said...

It is always fun meeting a favorite sport's personality! What fun for you.
I'm sure the excitement is building.

M : )

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

How fun! I'm glad you got the opportunity to meet a favorite player. I'm not a huge football fan, but we'll watch the game--with plenty of snacks. ;-)

Grammy Staffy said...

Enjoy the game and the snickers... Hugs

Leslie said...

Looks like you had a blast!!! Super cool! I can only imagine how exciting it is to host the superbowl ~ I wonder if we'll ever get one in Baltimore. Both Paul and I are working on Sunday so there are no big events planned here.. I'm off of the hook this year! : )
Enjoy those snacks!

Amiyrah Martin said...

What a fun experience and a fun post! I love that your decided to get all 3 candy bars. A woman after my own Mars-candy loving heart. #client