As an NFL superstar when you’re asked the question ‘what did you do on your vacation?’ the answer is usually a lot more interesting than they went to visit grandma or they stayed home to get some chores done.
How Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald spent his vacation is a lot more unique than even most NFL superstars. Instead of spending time relaxing by the pool in his palatial backyard, promoting a new book or riding bulls, he traveled to Africa to go on safari.
Fitzgerald kept a journal of his experience for NFL.com and had some interesting things to say.
As a wide receiver in the NFL, they say you are fortunate to have a great defense to get you the ball, a creative coordinator to design opportunities, a running game to keep the opponent honest, and a quarterback to provide leadership and throw you the perfect pass.
Out there on the plains, your guide is all the above. He has the grand knowledge of the coach, the experience and expansive/peripheral vision of the quarterback, and the patience of a saint. The zebras, the giraffes, the elephants, the topi and all the great species that create life on the plains are a magnificent spectacle. But tracking your favorite member of “the big five” is the ultimate! The big five, of course, are the lion, elephant, Cape buffalo, leopard and rhinoceros.
The entire journal provides an interesting look into Fitzgerald’s offseason and is well worth the read. The only question we have after looking at it is, can the guide throw a football? Everyone seems to be looking for names they can add to the list of potential quarterbacks for the Cardinals. He sounds like he has a great leadership quality about him, so why not?