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2011 Super Bowl: Russell Crowe, Bob Sugar And Me

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As a blogger at the 2011 Super Bowl, we're traveling around to various events this week whether it's meeting with the Pittsburgh Steelers or Green Bay Packers, attending a press conference or any of the other approximately four million events they have going on here this week.

Honestly, though, you could hang out on Radio Row all week and have just as good of a time. There are all kinds of athletes, media personalities and even Hollywood actors walking around to make it worth your while. We tend to stick to the sports side of things but on Wednesday I had my first interaction with Hollywood...sort of.

To preface this, I'm frequently told I look like Russell Crowe. Yes, I know that's a weird thing to say but I get that a couple times a month. Here's my picture and here's one of Crowe. Apparently there's enough of a resemblance for folks to say I look like him.

And that includes folks like Jay Mohr. You know, the guy who played Bob Sugar in Jerry Maguire?

So I'm walking through Radio Row down here in Dallas to get something to drink. I had seen Mohr was on Radio Row doing some appearances and he was talking to someone as I was turning the corner to grab a drink. I overheard him say, "No, I'm sorry, I can't do it," while speaking to someone. 

He turns around, sees me, looks back to his buddy and says loudly, "But Russell Crowe can!"

And everyone laughs. I assume they were laughing with me and not at me (....right?). I said I get that all the time, he pats me on the shoulder and heads off to the NFL Network set. 

Only at the Super Bowl would I hear Bob Sugar say I look like Russell Crowe.