A BLOG BY CALVIN DEAN:

A BLOG BY CALVIN DEAN: AUTHOR | TROPHY HUSBAND

Monday, January 21, 2013

Archie Manning At The Crystal Ball Gala



Most of us have a favorite sports figure, movie star or other celebrity whose work we admire.  We like to think back with fond memories at their game day antics, magical moments, or inspiring comments. 
ARCHIE MANNING
This past Saturday night, I had the opportunity to film my all-time favorite Quarterback.  The Community Foundation of North Mississippi honored Archie Manning and his wife Olivia at the Crystal Ball Gala in Southaven, MS, a suburb of Memphis. 
CRYSTAL BALL GALA
Archie found fame as the number one draft choice of the New Orleans Saints in 1970 following a stellar college career at Ole Miss.  The bumper stickers read, “Archie Is A Saint.”  Today, with sons Peyton and Eli earning Super Bowl rings in the NFL, sportscasters refer to the Manning’s as the First Family of Football.
When the Community Foundation called me Friday and asked if I would operate one of the video cameras used to project the evening’s festivities on the two big screens, I immediately accepted.  Better yet, I got to run the shoulder mounted camera at the stage.
A big thank you to the Community Foundation for the opportunity to serve.  And thanks to Archie for all the great memories.