FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — I was moments away from exiting Radio Row Friday afternoon when a handful of heavy-hitting celebs began to cycle through the Car Wash. Radio Row turned into an A-list event momentarily.
In one corner, Snoop Dogg and his L.A. Lakers varsity jacket had just sat down for an interview. Within shouting distance, Adam Sandler, Kevin James and Rob Schneider were doing a group interview on FOX.
On the other side of the room, comedians David Spade and Chris Rock had just sat down with NFL Network analyst Solomon Wilcots on his SIRIUS NFL Radio show. I was in all three places at once, incidentally, if you’re wondering. I ducked in for a few moments to get the vibe, and boxer Floyd Mayweather, Jr. was also in on the action. Rock was letting Mayweather Jr. have it as they discussed predictions.
“Just like you’re tired of hearing about Manny Pac, Drew Brees is tired of hearing about Peyton Manning,” Rock jabbed at Mayweather Jr.
Maybe Rock hadn’t noticed Mayweather Jr.’s 10-man entourage standing by.
“I’m going to give up my mic now so you can interview his watch,” Rock offered up next, referring to the size of Mayweather Jr.’s wrist piece.
It was Rock’s show. Anyways, it’s interesting how the Hollywood star power definitely trumped the gridiron draw here. Enough so that Steelers WR Hines Ward and Patriots CB Shawn Springs cruised through without anyone really noticing.
– Frank Tadych