Amtrak has produced a series of Super Memories 48 videos, which brings us intimate conversations with three football greats who share their experiences leading up to and playing in the Big Game.
Brian Dawkins, 6x All-Pro safety who played for the Philadelphia Eagles, sat down with Noah Coslov on behalf of Amtrak to talk about a variety of topics.
Dawkins talks about the last time the Birds made it to the Big Game in Jacksonville, his level of focus in that week leading up to the gameday, and regrets he has about the way he handled himself in retrospect. He also talks about Andy Reid’s philosophy in preparing for upcoming games, focusing on doing the simple things right, and the big things would take care of themselves.
He talks about how weather could become a factor in this year’s Big Game, as many teams aren’t used to performing in frigid temperatures like we’re sure to see in this year’s un-domed stadium. Will we see snowflakes this year? We’ll have to wait and see..
An interesting revelation that Dawkins makes is that basketball, not football, was his first true love. While other kids dreamed of playing in the Big Game in front of America, he aspired to play in the NBA Finals instead. But when he plateaued in basketball, he made the switch to football, and the rest is history.
He also smartly suggests that if you’re coming up for the Big Game, to avoid the headaches (and expense) of driving and parking, and instead booking your tickets with Amtrak. It’s safer than putting your life in the hands of a crazy NYC taxi driver, and you’ll be happy you chose the train when you’re enjoying a relaxing train ride back to Philly, while everyone else is stuck in a 3-hour traffic jam following the game!
This post is sponsored by Amtrak
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