Anyway, in an effort to capitalize on the lull of "real" NFL activity that is the NFL preseason, I've decided to reach out and see if there's any interest in my Quest for 31 among the mainstream media or any media for that matter. I stand a mere five facilities away from achieving my goal of attending a game in all 31 Stadiums in the National Football League and only seven NFL pro venues separate me from attending a game in all 31 "currently active" NFL stadiums. So in an effort to hit the currently active, I felt it ws my duty to toss in another visit to the monstrosity that is Cowboys Stadium (poor me) and then Lucas Oil Stadium as well (since my last visit to Indianapolis was at the RCA Dome). By the end of the 2009 season, just four years into my journey, it will be complete.
I've spent the last several weeks writing to anyone who might help push my personal crusade into the national spotlight(new media, sports writers, Regis Philbin); and I'm sorry to report that I've had very few takers. It's like you're fishing. The line's out there, the bobber's floating on the surface of the lake, but nothing wants to pull it under. So you wait patiently for something to percolate to the surface.
Well, I've recently had my first signs of life on Operation: Shameless Marketing, as I did receive a lifeline or two from some very prestigious sources in the last couple days and I wanted to extend my special thanks to those who support me as I Quest for 31. To my man Keither, my fellow half-Asian blogger, and the brains behind http://www.bagofnothing.com/, a very heady blog that continuously keeps me entertained with his musing on the day to day, I say thanks for the post. And to the PackerRanter himself, Mr. Robert Greenfield, an extra special thanks for his "Man on a Mission" post over at http://www.packerranter.com/. Hopefully this is a sign of things to come. We'll see. In the meantime, I will continue to prepare for my journey which will begin at Giants Stadium on September 20, 2009.