Speaking of tonight I got to meet Mark Philippi (or how ever you spell his name)
Very cool guy. My dad works TCU football security. He is the strength coach for UNLV and the rebels were playing the horn frogs tonight. The rebels got spanked and had to sit through an extra long Jersey retirement for L.T. LaDanian Tomlinson. My dad got me sideline pass to see the event but out of the corner of my eye I see this massive man. I didn't know for sure if the SC coach would make the trip but he did.
I went by him and waited till he was getting a drink of Gatorade and introduced myself and told him how cool it was to meet him in person. Asked him about the WSM and he said this upcoming season would be his last year. Too much wear and tear he said. The ceremony ended. He shook my hand and politely excused himself. He shook my hand as leaving and repeated my name while patting me on the back.
His grip was intense and I could tell he wasn't trying. His arms and upper back were huge. it was cool to meet a guy with such power and character. I have always rooted for Zavikus or Phister but for one year I have a new favorite. Mark Philippi.