Friday, November 02, 2012
Young iReporter's NFL dream come true


One day back in March, Denise Larsen decided to shoot video of her eight-year-old son, Tristan, so he could ask a question on the CNN iReport interview, a chance for iReporters to interview newsmakers, athletes and celebrities.

Much to her  delight, Tristan's question -- "Can you come to my birthday on May 10?" -- was answered by the popular NFL quarterback.


Brees sadly couldn't make it to the party, but he recognized Tristan as a big fan.


"We've gotta get you to a Saints game," Brees said. "You look like one of those great Saints fans, who would be a good luck charm for us. We'll find a way to get you to a game. It'll be my birthday present to you."



Seven months later, this past Sunday night, Tristan finally got to redeem Brees' offer and see his hero in action.


As Tristan told his mother, "Our seats were great -- up high but a perfect view from the end zone of the whole field."


Tristan also got to see Brees warming up on the field as he entered the stadium, a special highlight.


Although the Saints lost to his home team Denver Broncos 34-14, Tristan said he was not upset, because "I won... big time."


Check out a video slideshow of Tristan's big day below. And you can see more iReport Interviews here.


November 3, 2012
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I don't normally writte about politicians, however now I feel I have to voice my disappointment about how Republician especially Giulliani is talking down our President and the way he's handling this latest disaster (sandy).  When we was trying to get ourselves up and running after 9/11, no one not Democrats nor Republician got on tv talking down our President Bush or mayor Giulliani instead  we all united to help.  We weren't advised of the extent of what had happen and how it was planned by Osama Bin Laden until the investigation was complete (which I feel was the best way to handle it.  I won't get into the whole thing such as going to was in Iraq  because of bush and the Republician party false stories about weapon of mass destruction and more.  My main point is we all waited to be advised of what had happen.  Now the Republician want President Obama to get on Tv and tell us every step he's taking to get to the bottom of what happen. This is a double standard and I don't believe I'm the only one that's tired of it.  I wish I could say we have come out of and beyond the racial discriminations that has long divided us as Americans, but it is even more evident each day.  We've  all heard how we want a government that stands together and together we are stronger.  I believe this to be true.  I am just a nobody that would like to see everybody Republician and Democratic really take these words and really believe them.  Come on people we are the greatest country and the greatest people in the world.  Can't the smartest people in this country show they can put politics aside when we need to unite to help each other.  By the way, I also think our President is smart enough to campaign and still do an excellent job as Commander in Chief, after all he is President and we know he has enough resources and people at his disposal to keep him informed.  As you all say after most speeches (even though I don't know if you believe it). " God bless America and it's people" , AMEN!

November 3, 2012
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Great summary  - thanks Henry Hanks!!

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