I found out that a real rarity was to occur yesterday evening--a real, live member of the New Orleans Saints was going to be in our area (well, about an hour and a half away!) Usama Young is from Largo, MD, and played high-school ball here. He came back home for a few days to hold his youth football camp this weekend. He was appearing at the Capitol Center Chick-Fil-A (near Fed-Ex field) to hold a fund-raiser for the camp and sign autographs. The wife and I decided to hit the road to see him.
He's a really nice guy and he spent a few minutes talking with us about a number of things. He signed a photo I printed of him taken after the Patriots game (from Nola.com) and thought I had taken it. He said it was "tight," and thought it was better than the promo photo he was giving out. We also talked about a funny photo taken when he recovered the muffed punt in the Redskins game where his face mask is being yanked by a defender and the chin strap was digging in his mouth. Of course he had the championship ring and was more than happy to show it to us. Photos after the jump...
The photo he signed for me (signed my Super Bowl program as well.)
Displaying the ring bling!
Up close and in our faces. Looks even better in person!
Too bad I didn't think to bring my nice camera. Don't know what I'll do if I win the ring being raffled. The wife says the first thing I'd do is probably s*** myself! True dat!