Well, as far as Mondays go, I guess today was okay...
Lunch on the 8th floor of the Marriott Marquis overlooking Times Square. Then, a walk down Broadway. (No need to stop, I've seen the Lion King before. Did you know has put on almost 8,000 shows? I wonder if they have alternate endings...)
Around 4:45 p.m.., we hopped in a cab that took us to 524 West 57th Street. You might be more familiar with that location by its proper name...The CBS Broadcasting Center.
We did a couple of live shots from the roof of the building, 12 stories above downtown New York, looking back at the city. Awesome. The building is between Central Park and the . So, the shot was set-up in front of the sky line, and we were looking at New Jersey across the river.
Rob, our stellar photographer on the roof, told us that when Sully (the half-pilot, half-magician for US Airways) landed the plane on the Hudson - it first touched down just across from CBS. Probably only 300 yards from the front door to the building.
After we finished our 6 p.m. hit, we headed over to Trump Tower and Central Park to shoot some stuff for the 10 p.m. show. If you watched the 10 p.m. show or checked out kwtx.com, you saw that I was in a carriage just outside of Central Park. Cheap it was (10 bucks to borrow the horse/carriage for five minutes). Romantic it was not. Just me, Dan, and Seabiscuit. Maybe next time...
Once we had all our "stuff" edited and sent back, we went out for dinner. Roxy Deli in Times Square was the choice tonight. My Roast Beef sandwich (calling it a sandwich does NOT do it justice) was as big as my head. And maybe Dan's head, too. Let's put it this way, it was so big - I didn't have room for cheese cake. Wicked disappointment. But they're open until 3 a.m. There's still a chance.
Oh, almost forgot. On our way out of the hotel for dinner, we passed ESPN's Stephen A. Smith on the escalator.
Unfortunately for Stephen A., by the end of the night - he was the SECOND coolest famous person we crossed paths (or escalators) with.
At an establishment we visited after dinner, we were sitting at the table next to Jeremy Irons. Apparently he has won an Academy Award and been in some pretty sweet films? I didn't recognize him. Actually, had no idea who he was or even that he was famous. Thanks to Dan, Robert Shiekh, and Google on Blackberry - I was convinced. He's on Broadway now. Hey, I would have recognized him if he was the 24th man on the Yankees' or Mets' roster. I'm just sayin...
So tomorrow, the NIT gets underway. I'll check back after the Baylor/San Diego State game. Next time I log on, Baylor will either be A) getting ready to fly home because its season is over...or B) getting ready to play in the title game of a National tournament. I'm going with the latter.
Baylor 81 SDSU 75