By kaspeckman | September 29, 2012
Last week, Jaguars FB Greg Jones and RB Maurice Jones-Drew co-hosted Be a Kid Again… for the Kids. The FUNdraiser, held at Latitude 30—the perfect place for grown-up kids to unwind (and unwine, for the matter)—attracted former and current NFL players, NBA stars (OK, just one, but he’s tall enough that he should count as more than one person) and other local luminaries (I didn’t actually see her, but Jacksonville’s Favorite Dancer was supposedly in the house). The evening’s activities included arcade games, bowling, Madden competition, food, drink, and mixing and mingling and benefited local charities including Jones’ Lead Block Foundation, the Maurice Jones-Drew Foundation, Nemours and The Donna Foundation.
In true stalker fashion, I documented the event with my trusty iPhone and superhuman eavesdropping ability, the results of which I present to you here in a list I call 10 Things You Probably Won’t Learn About Jaguars Players From Watching ESPN or Subscribing to Bleacher Report.
2. An avid Madden Football player, Jones did not play as the Jaguars. Instead, he competed as the Minnesota Vikings. (And yes, folks, his biceps look just as big in person as they do on TV.)
4. Derek Cox has an amazing memory. I met him at Guns ‘N Hoses, and he remembered what shoes I was wearing. Either that or there’s a restraining order I don’t know about.
6. Most Jags players suck at bowling. Rashean Mathis, for one, threw at least three gutter balls in the five minutes I was paying attention.
8. Not only is he adorable and charming in person (probably not adjectives he’d like used in his player bio), but Jeremy Mincey smells good too. And his best friend is J. Dash. (Think they’d let me join their wolfpack?)
9. The most popular guy of the night—by far—was Fred Taylor. Not only were fans clammering for his autograph and pictures the entire time he was there, but he was constantly surrounded by other VIPs like Super Bowl-winning QB Mark Brunell (who has lost a lot of weight, by the way), former Philadelphia Eagles CB Lito Sheppard (who is super nice) and sports agent Andrew Kagan (who, I’m quite certain, could go his whole life without ever hearing another Jerry McGuire reference). 9B. The least likable VIP of the night—according to me—was already—in my opinion—a jerk. I’m not going to call him out by name, but I will say his number between 1 and 50.
10. Offensive guard Will Rackley was asked to be a celebrity judge at the 2013 Jacksonville Backyard BBQ Championship. I know this because it was my idea. Proving once again, that I’m a stalker with a heart of gold.