A Giant in DC

Well, I didn’t get to snob around with Cam and Company, but I did have my own little celebrity encounter last night. While waiting for my car at the Four Seasons (having the standard two cocktail interview with a visiting job candidate) in Georgetown – the usual parade of DC’s pseudo-celebrities (politicians, reporters, and the self-important crowd whose groupies call into C-SPAN’s Washington Journal every Saturday morning at 7am) all decked out for the evening works its way out of the hotel.

And then…well then I notice an actual celebrity – the NY Giants’ Pro Bowl talent (and the NFL’s single season sack record holder) Michael Strahan. Thanks to the aforementioned two cocktails, I had to say hello.

Me: “Hey, who’d you guys draft today?”

Him: “I dunno. Some guy who plays defensive end.”

Me: “Hey, don’t *you* play defensive end?”

Me (to myself): “Holy crap, did I just say that out loud? Is my will current? Will it make Action 7 news if he beats me to death with my own arms?”

Him: “Yeah, I think they’re trying to tell me something”

A (thankfully) pleasant little chat. And Strahan doesn’t look nearly as large in person as he does on the field – but the gap between his teeth sure does.

2 Comments so far

  1. Tom Bridge (unregistered) on April 30th, 2006 @ 3:52 pm

    Two questions:

    1. How nice was his ride? I mean, are we talking fully pimped Escalade, or more like a nice sports car? Maserati?

    2. What was he doing in DC?

  2. Krempasky (unregistered) on April 30th, 2006 @ 5:02 pm

    1) looked more like a stock Escalade. I guess you can get them as rentals/cars for hire around here.

    2) given the ridiculously expensive tux he was wearing – I’d bet the WH correspondents’ dinner.

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