So I was in New Orleans this past week for Mardi Gras (fun as hell by the way), and I found myself one night talking to a couple of girls with my buddies at the one bar. Long story short, they were local girls, and started talking about the craziness of the Super Bowl the past week. The discussion of "who's your favorite team" came up, and one of the girls immediately says "I love Seattle now!". This ofcourse, gets my attention right away and I start telling her my love for the Hawks.
She then starts to tell why she loves the Hawks, and as it turns out, Earl and "a friend with dreads who was full of himself" hit on her and her friend the week prior. At first thought I was considering it was Sherm, but as it turns out- it was actually Jamaal Charles. She said Charles was really full of himself but that Earl was actually a cool guy.
All of this was amazing me. Living on the East coast I rarely get to see or hear from any Hawks player, but then it went to a different level when she said "wanna call him?" She then holds a phone to my ear and it begins to ring. Being a little buzzed as it is, I'm freaking out because I have no idea what to say. Also, as you can imagine, I had my doubts because who knows who this actually is. All of a sudden the phone goes off and says "you have reached Earl Thomas blah blah blah leave a message" **Beep**
Not really knowing what to shout out, all that came out was "Ummmmmmmm hey Earl! You're the man dude. Legion of Boom Baby. It's your number one fan here in New Orleans stop on down! And oh yeah Taylor Mays sucks"
She then showed me a picture on her phone to confirm she actually met them so it was really cool to realize what had just happened. Overall, just a simple funny story that I can tell down the line. Now, when Earl makes a play in a game I can think in my mind it's all thanks to my voice mail.