|Tom Ziemba & Jen|
I decided to sit a little lower than my assigned seat. By doing so I lucked out in more ways than one.
First of all, I got a slightly better view that way.
Secondly and more importantly, I wound up sitting next to some really nice young people. They were Tom Ziemba and his girlfriend Jen as you can see in the picture above.
Early in the game I overheard Tom talking about the Ravens as he was watching the out of town scoreboard and I took note of his football knowledge. I was saying to myself this guy knows his football.
Shortly thereafter, I decided to talk to him. He told me he's a big football fan. He said he likes the Giants but he watches all different teams play. I was impressed.
In addition, he told me he played football for a number of years until he blew out his knee.
As the game went on, we kept talking. We exchanged contact information as well. When he heard my name was Gary he said wow my friend who I usually watch football with is also named Gary but he's stationed in Afghanistan now. He said he'll be coming home in a few months and he plans to go to the Giants/Eagles game on December 19th with him.
An interesting note about this game on a personal level for Tom and his girlfriend Jen was that it was their first live football game they've attended in person.
By talking to them, it made for a more memorable experience despite the fact their Giants didn't play well to say the least.
For all the details about the game itself, please stay tuned for my special post regarding that.
I look forward to staying in touch with Tom and Jen. I hope I can arrange to meet them again down the road.
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