On an NFL side note, I used to make all of the socks worn by all of the NFL teams and have visited most of them. I personally established the standard sizing of the game socks when the league used to force standards. Those days are now long gone.
I also went to the annual NFL equipment managers meeting and considered all of the equipment managers in the league to be friends.
Yes the NFL used to be a huge part of my personal and business life, but no longer. Don't even watch games now.
I dated Matt Robinson QB for the New York Jets in 1977. Seems like another lifetime for me. We met at a beauty contest, he was a judge and my friend was a contestant. I was sitting right behind him. My friend lost the pageant and I went out to dinner with Matt and his friends. He lived in Long Beach and I was responsible for making him late for practice. Was not a good year for the Jets.