During a television time-out, the arena reporter picked out a 7-year-old girl to answer questions on the big jumbotron about Sesame Street. If she answered the questions correctly she would win a 4-pack of tickets to a live Sesame Street show coming to Detroit.
So I aced the first two old-school Sesame Street questions (where does Oscar the Grouch live? and who is Ernie's friend?) or at least I think those were the first two questions.
But the last question would have been a game ender for me, except for my granddaughter, Addisen.
The question: "Who is the wanna be fairy in training on Sesame Street?"
Even before they flashed the multiple choice answers on the screen, I yelled out: "I know this, it's Abby Cadabby!"
That brought several stares from the assorted jock types sitting near me. One young man, who was wearing a Shanahan jersey, turned around from his seat right in front of me and asked how I could know such a thing.
"It pays to have a 3-year-old granddaughter," I said. Heck we've got the Abby Cadabby movie, the book and probably an action figure or two in our house.
So I spiked the ball on that one. But I'll probably have to reapply for my man card soon.