Friday, January 30, 2009

Along for the Ride

The Herald is having a fine time carrying Elliot Vallejo's daily journal as he absorbs the overwhelming Super Bowl experience. The daily feature has been a terrific read for those of us who wonder what it must be like to participate in America's most-hyped annual sporting event. His observations and his humor are a hoot.

Vallejo, born in Monterey and schooled at Palma, is a backup offensive tackle for the Arizona Cardinals. He's a member of the scout team and he won't play on Sunday. In his self-deprecating way, he admits to being "Mr. Irrelevant" around Super Bowl camp. "Being the worst player on the two best teams isn't that bad," he wrote. And his lowly status on the team certainly hasn't kept the media jackals from approaching with some wacky questions.

Read his journal entries:
Jan. 27: 'There are Super Bowl XLIII signs everywhere'
Jan. 28: 'There were some really weird things'
Jan. 29: 'We're not here for a vacation'
Jan. 30: 'I'm floating through it'


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