Broncos superfan Hat Man on getting shot at in Kansas City -- and six other incredible stories
3. BAM! Good food at the Super Bowl XXXII:
The Broncos were a lowly wildcard, a seeding that had only won the Super Bowl once before, and on top of that, the AFC had lost the Super Bowl thirteen times in a row. The Broncos were expected to lose to Brett Favre and the Packers, but John Elway and Terrell Davis led one of the greatest underdog Super Bowl victories ever. Hat Man already lists Super Bowl XXXII as the best Broncos game he ever went to, but before the game, he and his crew had an encounter that really took their experience up a notch.
"We had the truck and the trailer and these production people started waving at us to come over to where they were, and we parked up right next to them.
"What they were doing was filming the Super Bowl tailgate special that Emeril [Lagasse] was gonna do and I said, 'Well, wait a minute. You see this vehicle? Let me get dressed up for you.' And so I put on the tux, and they got all excited, and they filmed the thing and we were on there....When they were done, they had big, huge what almost looked like sides of beef -- these chunks of meat all over the place and everything that they were cooking up, and they said, 'You guys want any of this?' Because they had bought tables and the decorations and everything and they were just gonna throw 'em away. So we said, 'Yeah, sure!'
"So we took all their food and then we went and found a room in a motel that was probably about 45 minutes out of San Diego, and it had a little kitchen with the refrigerator. We filled it all up. That game, we took all the food they had given us. We went to the game. We threw it all on the grill. We're slicing off steaks and grilling 'em up, and it seemed like we fed practically half of the parking lot there."
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