If you had the chance to interview your favorite pro athlete, what questions would you ask? Maybe you could discuss their past achievements. You might delve into their current status in the sports world. Perhaps you could talk about the lessons that this legendary figure has learned along their path to success.
Or you could just ask about candy.
That’s what happened when a little girl came face-to-face with former NFL quarterback Johnny Manziel at SportsCon in Dallas earlier this month. The event gave kids (and adults) an amazing opportunity to interact with well-known personalities from the sports industry including Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott and MLB legend Pete Rose.
Stonewater Roofing was a proud sponsor of the event, and built a stage to host athlete interviews. Manziel was one of the many stars who stopped by to chat with his young fans. But things got a bit quiet when one small girl took the stage alongside Johnny Football.
Manziel and Stonewater Roofing’s Skyler Hefley waited as the tiny fan chewed… and chewed… and chewed. She was apparently still working on a handful of Skittles that she stuffed into her mouth before taking the stage. Anticipation grew as the child kept smacking on her sugary treat, at her own pace.
“Do you like Skittles?” asked the former Texas A&M football star.
The little girl gave a big nod and finally asked her question: “What’s your favorite candy?”
While many chuckled, Manziel was a good sport and gave an answer that is sure to ignite a debate among fruit-flavored candy connoisseurs. “Starburst,” he told the child, who then walked away seemingly satisfied with his response and likely looking for another fistful of candy.
“You gotta love the kids, man,” Hefley said.
“You’ve got to, of course,” Manziel affirmed.