When New England Patriots wide receiver Randy Moss takes the field against the San Diego Chargers this weekend, he will be stepping into shoes that I wore first.
No need to check your eyes there. I didn't think I'd ever write that sentence either.
Here's what happened. Before the season started, we did a show at Gillette Stadium and interviewed both Tom Brady and Randy Moss.
Knowing that I'd be doing so ahead of time, Pony, which sponsors Moss, sent me a pair of the exact shoes that Moss will wear. They are size 14 1/2, were custom made for the wide receiver and have no branding on it -- a rule that the NFL imposes for non-league partners.
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I brought them to the show, asked Randy a question about his Pony sponsorship and put the shoes in the trunk. They stayed in my truck for about a month until I had to pack a whole bunch of bags into my car when I was visiting my parents. I tried on the shoes, but had no idea what I'd ever do with them. So I put them in my parents' garage.