Sean Taylor Auction

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

When I was a senior in high school I spent nearly 12 hours in my basement watching the 2004 NFL draft. My brother (Chris) had just returned from a disappointing trip to Dallas (the trip where Bill Parcels said he would be nothing more than a decent special teamer in the league) and knew that if he was going to go anywhere it would likely be Washington. Well as fate would have it, the Washington Redskins selected Sean Taylor instead of Kellen Winslow and goosebumps ran down my back knowing that Chris could play with "that guy from Miami." Sure enough, the trade flashed across the screen and with the 81st pick the Skins took Chris forever connecting him with whom would become much more to me than just "that guy."

November 5, 2006 would be the last time I saw Sean in action. It was a game full of ups and downs. One minute I was 100 percent sure of victory and the next, 100 percent sure of defeat. I stood by my seat moping with the rest of the crowd when all of the sudden, as the Cowboys attempted their winning field goal I see #21 sprinting down the sideline with the ball! I jumped to on the railing screaming with all I had. With no time left Sean needed to find the end zone for the win...but he didn't, he was tackled. And as he went down I felt defeat in every ounce of my body. I was packing up and preparing to make the walk of shame to my car and sulk until next week. But wait...a penalty. Yes! We get one more shot. The snap...the hold...the kick! REDSKINS WIN! REDSKINS WIN!

That was the last time I saw Sean play a down of football but definitely not my last memory. I remember getting a call from Chris one morning telling me Sean had been shot and that he wasn't doing very well. It was a call I will never forget. Chris sounded lost on the other end of the phone and I could do nothing to help ease the pain. As the hours passed I watched the endless news coverage. I was glued to the TV trying to soak in everything that was happening to the Redskins, to Sean's family, to my brother. It was a very tough experience to watch and to live.

As horrible as some things in life are, some good can still be done for Sean's family. Unable to keep everything they felt it would be best to give the fans a chance to own something of Sean's. Eastern Motors is helping auction off his vehicles through an online auction that ends on Dec. 2. All proceeds will go to the Sean Taylor Estate Trust set up for his two year old, Jackie.


Randle El's Platinum Bentley Part 1

Thursday, November 20, 2008

I took a ride in Randle El's Platinum Bentley as part of Eastern Motors Super Ride give away. Check out part one of what turned out to be an amazing interview.


Walt Disney, New Store, and Car Give Away

Monday, November 10, 2008

A few bits of news that are Easterns related this week. First, two of Eastern Motors own spent their bye week together in Disney World. Yeah that's right, Chris Cooley and Jason Campbell decided against spending their free time in Hawaii, California, or the Bahamas (wouldn't that be rough). Instead decided to take a ride on the "Rockin' Roller Coaster." The trip looked like fun and I'm glad these guys are building some chemistry. Hopefully it amounts to a few more touchdowns from JC to CC.
Next comes from Eastern Motors newsletter: The White Marsh store is now officially open. This is huge for Easterns as General Manager Kenny Booth states, "It's been a long time coming, we've been waiting for two years and everyone is ecstatic and ready to go and sell!" So if your in the area, go in and check it out (and buy a car).

The third thing and most important (even though chances are slim) is that I will be riding to the Dallas game Antwaan Randel El! This is in an effort to hype up the contest that Easterns is currently holding. You know, the one where if each of the 4 (El, Cooley, Portis, Campbell) Skins scores a TD in the same game, the winner can stake their claim to their choice of one of the 4's car! So be sure to check out the video from inside the Platinum Bentley on Monday!

Also, if you haven't registered for the contest do so by clicking HERE. If you have already registered then good luck! But more importantly, good luck to the Skins, because you can't win if they don't score. Read more...