If you were wondering where the heck LB has been for the past few days, the answer is simple: I was traveling to Connecticut to “The Dan Patrick Show” where I got to interview the man himself — Dan Patrick.
The whole thing came about when a company that works with Dan Patrick Show sponsor Ram Trucks asked if I wanted to head on out to Milford, Conn., to check out the show and interview Dan on behalf of Ram Trucks. They obviously didn’t have to ask me twice — I was all-in.
I got my tired bones up early Sunday morning and was at LAX at 6:30 a.m. to begin the journey. The flight was to Atlanta and then Hartford, and from there it was about an hour drive to Milford. Naturally I was a little concerned about missing the two Elite 8 matchups that day — first UConn-Michigan State and then Kentucky-Michigan, but I got to see some of the first game on my flight and in the airport, and then I caught the second game on radio while driving from Hartford to Milford. Luckily I arrived at the hotel in time to see Aaron Harrison’s game-winning shot, which was pretty awesome.
And you know what the best part about being in Connecticut the same day UConn clinched a Final Four berth was? Getting to hear the guy working the front desk brag in his obnoxious accent about how he had the Huskies going to the title game. I almost hope they lose just to spite that guy.
After a full day of traveling, I went out to a business dinner with some of the folks who work with Ram Trucks and grabbed some good Italian food at a joint called Reggianos. I recommend the rigatoni.
We got back to the hotel around 11:00 p.m. and I was just totally ready to pass out so I could be fresh for the day at the show Monday. That was going to be the fun part.