JANUARY 30TH, 12:00 PM
Last night, Thuzio was honored to connect four-time Super Bowl champion Joe Montana with Ernst & Young for a Super Bowl event in Times Square.
His event was the third of four at the company’s NYC headquarters this week. Phil Simms, Victor Cruz and Dan Marino are also on that list, each giving a ‘Chalk Talk,’ posing for photos and signing merchandise for guests.
Of course, our co-founder, 2012 Sports Illustrated ‘Turkey of the Year,’ Tiki Barber was also there, equipped with an office to work out of this week … and cake.
Why bring up the SI thing?
Well, for one, the old adage ‘never judge a book by its cover’ certainly applies here. The concept of Thuzio, just like every other business ever created, wasn’t universally praised upon launch, leading for notable (dis)honorable mentions like this one.
But more importantly (and probably some time next week we’ll have more time to do so), it allows us to reflect on where we were as a company and where we’re going.
We’ve been blessed by outstanding feedback from our customers and corporate clients on how to create the best celebrity experience possible. We’re also extremely thankful to have such glowing testimonials, whether they’re from a Fortune 500 company, or a mother of two booking a coaching session for their child.
Our small, nimble team is growing, as is our expanding list of clients and athletes. We’ve created a high-end Thuzio Executive Club (call for details) that connects heavy hitters in the sports and business community. And we’ve seen our co-founder, the aforementioned Mr. Barber evolve from high-profile athlete to tech entrepreneur, attracting fans who may have never seen him play a down of professional football.
There’s a lot to be thankful for. There’s also a lot more work that still needs to be done.
JANUARY 27TH, 4:00 PM
For weeks, there had been little activity on what will be Super Bowl Boulevard in 48 hours.
Now, a stretch of mostly pedestrian walkway is a living, breathing construction zone, with live sets for FOX and ESPN serving as the start and finish of the National Football League’s fan festival. Thuzio Pro Eric Berry will be on Broadway signing autographs from 2-3 PM for those who are interested.
The famed Macy’s store serves as the NFL’s shopping headquarters for the week. If you want to buy a tee-shirt, a hat, or even a jacket. That’s your destination of choice.
And if you want to get into the stadium, sellers outnumber buyers at this point in time. Deals can be had for as little as $1,580 on StubHub – a great deal considering prices in years past. The StubHub package also includes an indoor tailgate party, food and drinks included, beforehand.
Everyone wants to talk about the weather, but according to The Weather Channel, that story should go away relatively soon.
“Not as cold. Just in time, it appears the frigid cold from earlier in the week will relent. Instead of daily highs in the teens and 20s, it appears upper 30s or even perhaps low 40s will be in play for the big weekend, closer to average for early February.
“Snow, freezing rain, or rain? To be clear, we are not anticipating a major storm with heavy precipitation to affect the Northeast on Super Bowl weekend. However, we are expecting a frontal system to slide into the Northeast Saturday. With colder air retreating, all precipitation types, from snow, to sleet, freezing rain, even rain, are on the table with this system. That said, some forecast guidance suggests that the front could move through with very little precipitation. While the majority of our guidance suggests most of this precipitation may fall Saturday into early Sunday, we still can’t completely rule out any lingering precipitation during the game itself.”
In other words, if you’ve ever been to a football game in the Northeast, it will be what you’d usually expect in the months of November, December and January.
Both teams arrived into town yesterday and will partake in the festivities of Media Day at the Prudential Center in Newark tomorrow.
We’ve teamed up with Quora, a social networking site to bring fans answers as to what really goes on during Super Bowl week. For Will Smith, it was the joy of victory with the New Orleans Saints, while Delanie Walker, who lost last year’s game as a member of the 49ers, admitted to shedding a few tears after the loss.
Mo Wilkerson also sang our good graces this morning on FOX 5 and the Mike Francesca Show.
JANUARY 24TH, 11:15 AM
It doesn’t take Mike Francesca going through a Super Bowl gift bag to get us excited for the upcoming 7-10 days.
Over the last week, our phones have been ringing off the hook, as companies and fans want to turn ‘The Big Game’ into a lasting memory.
If you are a fan of a current NFL pro on Thuzio, now’s the time to pickup the phone. Many travel to New York City to attend a select few private events, but these guys would love to supplement their time with other things to do, as opposed to spending time in their hotel room.
So if you are a Chiefs bar and want to get a group together for ‘The Big Game’, or an end-of-season celebration, why not submit a request for members of the team to be there?
We’ve been telling people that Super Bowl week is the athletic equivalent of New York Fashion Week. While MetLife Stadium hosts the main event, there are literally hundreds, if not thousands of ways to partake in the experience.
- Super Bowl Boulevard is the NFL’s free interactive theme park, set majestically in Midtown Manhattan
– Super Bowl Media Day is open to the public at the Prudential Center in Newark
– The original Super Bowl trophy is on display at the Newark Museum
– The Museum of Moving Image is hosting a running exhibition dedicated to Madden’s (the video game) 25th Anniversary
– Super VIP events like the Taste of the NFL and the MAXIM Party will certainly be the talk of the town.
– Super Bowl Week is also Broadway Week, including 2-for-1 ticket specials
– The Rangers and Devils meet outdoors at Yankee Stadium on January 26th
We’ve been working hard to connect our clients with football legends, including Joe Montana, Brian Billick and Boomer Esiason, with many more to follow.
Now pass us the coffee! The words ‘No Sleep Till Brooklyn’ have never seemed to true.