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Fanatics Authentic Chicago: Meeting Ric Flair & Dr J

Fanatics Authentic Chicago: Meeting Ric Flair & Dr J

This weekend I had an opportunity come across my plate like none I've ever had before. Get behind the scenes access at the Fanatics Authentic Sports Spectacular show and meet some of the all-time great legends of the sports world. This is my experience and how it all went down.
I first got a text from my boy John Mathews on Friday around 11:30 am asking if I was interested in heading with him at 5:30 pm to meet Tim Brown, Alan Pinket, Bob Golic, Brady Quinn, Joe Montana, Joe Theismann, Lou Holtz and Tyler Eifert. The catch was that I couldn't be wasted and needed to be somewhat business professional. Since I was on the train platform about to go to an all you can eat and drink March Madness party I had to begrudgingly decline.
John then sent me a bunch of photos with him and Pedro Martinez, Joe Montana, and Marcus Mariota. What did I just pass up on?
Luckily for me John's hookup (shout out to Irv) was able to get him backstage access all weekend. The text came later that night asking i