It looked like it was shaping up to be a typical Wednesday afternoon at the Bulwark marketing department. And then at 11:16am it hit. Matt Ware, defensive back for the Arizona Cardinals tweets out: “Any Birdgang wanna meet at Smashburger on Rural and Baseline? Going right now on me.”
Wait, you mean that a member of our hometown Cardinals is inviting everybody to come say hello and get a bite to eat with him? We tweeted back just to make sure he’d still be there if we made the 30 minute drive out to Tempe. He responded “We’ll be chillin’ for a minute. Come thru!”
We all hopped in the car and made our way down to Tempe. Sure enough, there he was. Also with him was his teammate, Cardinals wide receiver Max Komar.
Matt was kind enough to stand in line and chat with all of us before picking up our tab. Max also made time to chat with us and in the end we all shared a few laughs about football, basketball and baked goods.
For us, it was fun to meet a member of the Cardinals up close and personal. On a much broader scale, it shows the connecting power that social sites like twitter and facebook can have. Isn’t that the point of it? To be…social?
Big thanks from the Bulwark crew to Matt Ware and Max Komar for sharing their lunch hour with a bunch of pest control guys.
Also in attendance and definitely worth a twitter follow were @TeamFitz11 @ThatBeChristian @SherryesKitchen (who brought Matt some of her delicious gourmet brownies shown above) @AlissaAP and @njurisin. And if any of you get a chance, stop by Smashburger. Its good grub.