TEMPE, Ariz. — Game recognizes game, or so the saying goes.
Sometimes, it doesn’t matter the sport.
Arizona Cardinals backup quarterback Drew Stanton took his family back to Indianapolis, Indiana, where he played with the Colts in 2012, to attend the Indianapolis 500 during Memorial Day Weekend. Though he has a front-row seat for the best football played on earth and is a teammate with one of the best football players of this generation (Larry Fitzgerald), Stanton wanted to see the best at another sport compete in their Super Bowl.
“It was awesome,” Stanton said. “To be able to see everything and take my son back to where he was born and be a part of that, it’s awesome to go to different sporting events and be able to see the best in the world do what they do.”
Stanton had a vested interest in this year’s race. He was pulling for Pippa Mann, who was his neighbor in Indianapolis, according to one of this tweets.
Stanton sat in between Turns 3 and 4 at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway, part of a crowd estimated to be about 300,000 large.
“You could feel that energy at the start of the race,” Stanton said. “It was awesome; those goose bumps. The cars are flying by you like a sonic boom. It was really cool to see.
“An experience that I’m really glad to say I’ve been a part of now.”