A day after the New York Jets were represented at The White House, Mark Sanchez and D’Brickashaw Ferguson talked about the special experience.
“It was a great experience and something that I’ll remember,” said Sanchez less than 24 hours after dining on a meal that included herb green ceviche of Hawaiian opah and Oregon Wagyu beef in Oaxacan black mole. “I kept the menu and the nametag. It was pretty cool.”
Ferguson called the evening “surreal,” and it must have been a surreal moment for Sanchez when Mexico’s First Lady pulled out a familiar jersey while the Heads of State were welcoming their guests.
“She has a Sanchez jersey and she pulls it out of her purse, so it was pretty funny,” said the 23-year-old passer. “Everybody was kind of taken aback, like ‘Wow!’ but it was pretty special.”
Ferguson told reporters he didn’t get home until 3 a.m. Thursday, but neither Jet would dare complain of fatigue. If they didn’t have enough excitement during the White House dinner, Beyoncé and Rodrigo y Gabriela performed under a tent on the South Lawn after the meal.
“Beyoncé killed it. It was unbelievable. I’ve never heard anything like it. And Jay-Z was there,” Sanchez said. “And they had Rodrigo y Gabriela, really talented guitarists. It was pretty cool. The setup was beautiful.”
Ferguson attempted to convert President Obama, a former Chicago community organizer, Illinois state senator and U.S. senator from Illinois, on one key issue. Unfortunately this wasn’t a change that the President believed in.
“I tried to talk to President Obama about becoming a Jets fan,” Brick said. “He was having none of that. He’s a diehard Chicago Bears fan.”
WTF is Oaxacan black mole?