We witnessed an "interesting" moment here in Tampa on Friday. We arrived at Gatorade's G Studio to interview Mark Sanchez (stay tuned for that!) only to find that the place was on lockdown because Joe Montana was in the house. We eventually got ushered in while Montana was still there admiring the painting of his Super Bowl moment (which you can bid on at the NFL Auction site). Then something unexpected happened -- Miss America showed up. The Gatorade folks told me that she was working the media center all week and when she found out that star athletes were rolling through the G Studio she asked if she could stop by and meet them.
There's so much to dissect in this video, but the highlights for me are as follows:
- Miss America, Katie Stam, seems to have her crown affixed pretty securely because all of us in the room kept waiting for it to fall off and it didn't.
- Joe Montana seems a little rattled, but I'm not quite sure why. It can't be because of the cameras because I'm sure he's used to that. But I don't think it's because he's in the presence of a beauty queen either -- she's a beautiful woman, but doesn't have that intimidating air about her.
- About a minute into the video you can hear one of Montana's handlers announcing that he only has 30 seconds left of time. This was a Presidential-level operation!
- At the very end of the video, after the President of the Miss America company gets his photo with Montana he makes a hilarious face (you've got to watch closely for it). Again, not quite sure how to interpret it.