Arizona, here we come

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The annual league meetings get rolling tomorrow in Arizona.  In about 80 minutes, I’ll get flying to Arizona.

Yes, it’ll be the first time I’ve flown since September 1997.  I didn’t have a cell phone at the time, and my hair was my own.  Mostly.

On Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, we’ll be broadcasting PFT Live and Pro Football Talk from the Biltmore resort in Phoenix, site of this year’s meetings.  The folks in Stamford have been working hard to put together a great guest list, which I’ll hold off on mentioning for now, for fear of jinxing it.

I’ll also be posting from the plane, if there’s Internet access.  And if I’m able to hunt and peck once I’ve downed a few glasses of wine and/or an Ambien.  Or three.

21 responses to “Arizona, here we come

  1. Well, you’re statistically safer in a plane than you are in your own bathroom (which tells me that one should avoid the bathroom of an airplane at all costs)

  2. Been there done that re:first time back on a plane. Once the rush (not in a good way) passes after takeoff that wine and/or/and Ambien will hit you and you’ll hardly care when there’s turbulence. Then the flight back will be half as hard and so forth.

  3. Just remember: You are sitting in an iron tube in the sky, which is absolutely crazy and shouldn’t work at all. Have fun.

  4. I did notice that it’s an interesting fur hat you wear on TV. I was just wondering if there’s a raccoon ponytail in the back.

  5. Can I drop by and get you to sign a box of Rogaine for a friend of mine who is a huge fan?!?!

  6. Hope you enjoy having your 4th Amendment rights violated. A few things have changed since ’97.

  7. Florio, why haven’t you flown in 15 years? I can’t seem to find an answer anywhere.

    And FWIW, don’t worry about a thing. It’s the safest way to travel. You’ll be fine.

  8. Be sure to tell the clown in the blue shirt that as long as he’s giving you a massage, he might as well work that kink out of your right shoulder.

  9. You mean to tell me you didn’t negotiate Madden’s bus into your deal at NBC? Watch out in Arizona. You can get stabbed in the back!

  10. When it’s time to leave Arizona, make sure you arrive at Sky Harbor a 60-90 min in advance. TSA there is usually pretty efficient, but occasionally is absolutely horrible and causes people to miss flights.

    Scottsdale has some superb restaurants, highly recommend you hit those up. But as Glenn Campbell, Mark Grace, and Charles Barkley can attest to, that place is a DUI trap.

    Hope you brought your golf clubs! (Best time of year for that in AZ.) Or if you are a tennis guy, the Phoenician has some of the best clay courts you’ll find in the US.

  11. For someone who works in such a high profile position and covers teams in multiple cities, it’s pretty shocking that you haven’t flown since 1997. Heck I envy you for it.

  12. I like flying, I just hate all the baloney leading up to it, and I haven’t even flown since all this TSA junk was in place.

  13. Some planes are pretty old you know, 30 to 40 years old so you just never know when would these break out, but eventually they will, if just a matter of time.

  14. Might want to catch a little “Cactus League” action while you’re out there.
    Go Mariners!

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