Aaron and I have both watched ‘Trojan War’ repeatedly before tonight; there was a ‘USC premiere’ and a ‘Hollywood premiere’ last week, so we both felt good about how the ‘core demographic’ would react. But still…
This week, and today especially, the sheer number of you who reposted, retweeted, and otherwise spread the word about the film coming on has been completely humbling. I’m pretty sure this is the first time I’m not even going to try to name names because there were so many it would be a guarantee I would forget someone.
Homies from high school, family of course. Old teachers who pushed me in the right direction. The boys from the college days that swiftly passed. Acting friends and industry friends, both still trying to break in, and well established. My people from every day job I’ve ever held down while I pursue my dreams. You know, but you don’t completely realize how many people are cheering for you until something like this goes down, and everyone tells you in their own way how proud they are of you.
I know what I just said about naming names, but I should thank the people whose names and faces you heard and saw who made ‘Trojan War’ what it is: everybody at ESPN for letting us be a part of this, Keyshawn Johnson, Shelley Smith, Dylann Tharp, Joe Perracchio, Mario Diaz, Michael B. Jordan, Matt Leinart, Lendale White, Pete Carroll. To name a few.
As far as you go Aaron…I’ll let Coach Vermeil take it from here…
Today was a good day.