Two Irish Guys Sneaked into Super Bowl
Last Sunday’s Super Bowl turned out to be one of the most exciting games in the history of the sport. Seeing it in person would have been an unbelievable experience and one to tell for years to come. But getting into the game was going to cost you an arm and a leg as ticket prices for upper-deck seats (The worst in the house) rose to more than $10,000.
But that minor little inconvenience didn’t stop Paul McEvoy and Richard Whelan from traveling all the way from Ireland to see their beloved Seahawks play in the big game.
The Irishmen couldn’t afford tickets to the game at University of Phoenix Stadium but they still decided to travel all the away to Arizona in an attempt to get into the game. The first tactic was begging for tickets when they made an appearance on the NFL Network. When that didn’t work, they said screw it, let’s just sneak into the thing.
“Our game plan was to be super confident,” Whelan told RTE Radio One Morning Ireland. “We just thought if we pretend we belong there, nobody will question us. Between one layer of security and another we just walked in behind these 20 first aid workers, straight up to the front door and hid in behind them.”
“Paul was looking at his phone, pretending to text me, as if we had just popped out to look at an email we got or something. We walked past another security guard that just wasn’t paying attention. We could see the field then, the stadium and the atmosphere was insane.”
So they basically re-enacted countless scenes we see in movies where someone is able to sneak into a secure area by simply holding a clipboard, pushing a cart or blending in with a crowd. We can no longer call that B.S. because these guys pulled it off.
They hopped seats for a while until eventually finding two gold-mine seats worth $25,000 apiece. Apparently they belonged to two girls who were apart of the halftime show and they never came back.
And if that wasn’t awesome enough, they were seated next to former Patriots and Seahawks safety Lawyer Milloy, who gave them a play-by-play of the action and posed for photos.
The ending was obviously painful, but it was still an experience they’ll never forget.
“It was a good day of hustling,” Whelan said. “What seemed like impossible came true.”
Between this incident and the one from a couple of years ago where two men with GoPro cameras ON THEIR HEADS managed to sneak into the Superdome for Super Bowl XLVII, I’d say the NFL needs to tighten up security just a little bit.
Detroit Man Walks 21 Miles Round Trip to Work Everyday
I think we sometimes take for granted the things we have. After reading the story of James Robertson, I certainly felt fortunate to have a car because if I didn’t, making it to work would be an ordeal. Robertson has known what that feels like for the past decade.
Robertson, 56, works the swing shift, 2-10 p.m., at Schain Mold & Engineering. In order to make his 2 p.m. start time, he has to leave his home around 8 a.m. He takes limited public transportation and the occasional ride from others, but for 21 miles of his 46-mile daily commute, he has to walk.
Ever since his 1988 Honda Accord quit on him, he has been unable to buy another car due to earning just $10.55 as an injection molder. He would move closer, but his girlfriend inherited their house so that’s out of the question.
After finishing his shift at 10, he doesn’t get home until 4 a.m. and that’s with walking through the dangerous Detroit streets. Four hours later, he does it all over again. All of this and he has a perfect attendance record.
The Detroit Free Press published Roberton’s story and it has received a lot of attention. Evan Leedy, a student at Detroit’s Wayne State University, decided to set up a GoFundMe account to raise money for Robertson to buy a car. He set the goal at $5,000, but in just one day, donations soared to nearly $50,000.
That 21-mile walk is now over as Robertson was given keys to a new Ford Taurus from the Suburban Ford dealership in Sterling Heights, Michigan.
“I don’t like it,” he told the dealer. “I love it.”
The donation campaign has now raised $300,000. All this for a guy just doing his job and not complaining about it. Finally, some good news out of Detroit.
Fourth-Grader Suspended for ‘Lord of the Rings’ Comment
Sometimes I feel like we live in a soft world. Meaning any little comment gets people riled up and offended. This next story only perpetuates that notion.
Aiden Steward, 9, was suspended from his elementary school in Kermit, Texas on Friday after making a “terroristic threat” toward another student. A fourth grader did that? What could he have possibly said?
Steward promised another child that he’d render him invisible from his fictional “one ring” from The Lord of the Rings series. And for that, 1-3 days of missed school. Unbelievable.
Young Aiden’s comment was inspired by The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, which he and his family saw the weekend before.
“Kids act out movies that they see. When I watched Superman as a kid, I went outside and tried to fly,” said Aiden’s father Jason. “I assure you my son lacks the magical powers necessary to threaten his friend’s existence. If he did, I’m sure he’d bring him right back.”
Jason’s comments could not have been any more perfect. Humorous with a splash of well-deserved sarcasm toward principal Roxanne Greer and her absurd suspension.
Come on America, grow some thicker skin!