After spending a few days at Mets Spring Training in Port St. Lucie, I spent this past Saturday at ESPN The Weekend. If you ever get a chance to attend this event, which is at Disney in Orlando, do so. It is more or less a fan fest with superstar players and broadcasters crawling the park. There is something for everyone, from MLB players to NFL players, retired NBA players and even tennis events.
I followed Giants RB Brandon Jacobs, who was also at the event last year, around the park as he participated in a motorcade and various Q & A sessions with Eagles RB Brian Westbrook. Jacobs’ appearance was just just after he completed a four-year, $25 million contract extension with the Giants.
Jacobs and Westbrook joked that they have to watch out for Albert Haynesworth, who recently signed a huge deal with the Redskins. Jacobs also explained some details of his own contract:
“I think it was a fair contract. Not a lot of dramatic numbers. I am glad that I re-signed. The Giants are a great team. They have great chemistry.”