Saturday, March 27, 2010
Jerome "The Bus" Bettis
On my flight to LA, I flew through Atlanta and was upgraded to first class. As I watched the guy in front of me sit down, I swore it was Jerome "The Bus" Bettis. After the flight attendant called him "Mr. Bettis", I was pretty sure. If you've never heard of The Bus, he plays for the Steelers, and is #5 in the NFL for all time rushing yards. He's a Detroit native, one a bunch of super bowls and been to the pro bowl 6+ times. After we landed, he was kind enough to give me an autograph for Nate, which I got in my handy-dandy Xerox notebook:
When Bettis asked me how to spell Nate's name, my brother Dan's suggestion was the best one, which was to spell it "E-Bay User". He was a nice guy from my brief conversation with him. He was very up-front about his hatred of Sidney Crosby, which is how I know he's a true Detroit native.