Celebrating with Verizon Wireless NFL Mobile and My Galaxy Note II

The holidays are a busy time of year.  I’ve been meaning to update everyone on how things have been going with my VZW Fans program.  I had a couple of instances over the last few weeks where my Verizon Wireless phone really kept me on top of the action while celebrating some special events. 

First up, the classic Holiday party.  A close friend always schedules her Holiday party on the Saturday before Christmas.  It’s always a great time to see friends many of whom we don’t get to see the rest of the year.  The big problem, though, is there’s almost certainly a Saturday night NFL game and turning on the TV in someone else’s house is frowned upon.

This year, with my fantasy football team playing in our Fantasy Super Bowl, I had to stay on top of all the action.   Never fear.  With my trusty Samsung Galaxy Note II in tow, I started with a subtle check of the score.  Then I just had to flip the NFL Mobile app on to catch some of the action live.  Before long, I had the phone propped up on the mantle with a bunch of fellow football junkies huddled around asking, “Is that your phone?”  and “I haven’t seen it delay or buffer once, who’s your service provider?”  Of course with Verizon’s lightening fast 4G LTE service, I was the hit of the party.

The next day, Sunday 12/23, we had a brunch scheduled at the Drake Hotel to celebrate my in-laws 40th wedding anniversary.  Again, a very nice event, but I was in pursuit of a Fantasy Super Bowl.  I had to check for last minute inactives, injuries and keep up with all the action.  Armed with my Note II, I was on top of all the action.  And when I was taking a break from the NFL action, I was able to use the fantastic camera to snap this cool panoramic photo of the model train display in the Hancock Building.  Pretty sweet, eh?

For those of you who are interested, I did manage to win my Fantasy Bowl, hanging on for a 2-point win as Marshawn Lynch nearly ran me out of a title.

Fast forward a week to Week 17, the last day of the regular season.  The Bears had won their game and needed a Vikings loss to get into the playoffs.  The problem?  We had scheduled our daughter’s first birthday party for Sunday afternoon at 4PM.  Like any God-fearing Bears fan, I didn’t schedule the party during the Bears game and a month earlier and who knew they’d move the all-important Packers-Vikings game to 3PM?

So first a picture of the birthday girl getting her first piece of cake using the Best Picture feature on the Note II.  It snaps a bunch of pics and then picks the best one for you.  If you have little ones, this feature is a must.

While my wife was busy cleaning up (yelling at me in the process), I was huddled around the trusty old Note II with fellow Bears nuts urging the Packers (I just threw up in my mouth a little again) to beat the Vikings.   As we all know, the Packers lost and provided me with another reason to hate them, but the party was a big success.

So for a part time blogger and full time dad and football junkie like me, I couldn’t have gotten through these last few weeks without Verizon Wireless and my fantastic new Samsung Galaxy Note II.

Disclosure: I am participating in the Verizon Wireless Midwest Fans program and have been provided with a wireless device and five months of service in exchange for my honest opinions about the product.

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