It was a good night for Mexican for one lucky Arizona couple Monday.
When WR Larry Fitzgerald found out that he made his fifth Pro Bowl as a replacement for Super Bowl-bound Packer Greg Jennings, he decided to throw some love out there to Cardinals fans who suffered through the 5-11 season by tweeting that he would take two loyalists with him to Aloha Stadium.
“I’ll be in Scottsdale from 5-6pm & u must have a cardinals jersey on to win. Two winners will get flight, hotel and game tickets paid for!” Fitzgerald tweeted yesterday afternoon.
Two hours later he revealed his location to be the Sandbar Mexican restaurant on a road named Gold Dust (natch), with the missive to “Please drive safe!” (double natch).
A mere nine minutes later, Fitzgerald let his followers know that the couple to the right, Monique and Raoul, were the first to show up at Sandbar.
The wideout then stayed around to take pictures with other fans who had peeled into the parking lot too late, and afterward tweeted that Raoul is a cancer survivor who beat the disease at this time last year.
Albeit a class move, it’s not as if Fitzgerald, 27, will be digging too deep to be able to afford the trip for the couple. The former third overall pick is currently negotiating his third big contract while still in his 20s. He first signed a six-year, $45 million rookie contract that was extended to four-years, $40 million in 2007 – which translates to Mai Tais all around in Hawaii for Raoul and Monique.