Now back at the office, after having spent enough time in the sun to feel slightly unfresh. They’ve got themselves something down there at Victory. You go down there. You watch something on those humongous screens. You hang out with a thousand people or so. You’re gonna feel like you’re in a real city.
Some of those people Eric and I hung out with happened to be from Hicks Holdings. They sat at the table next to ours. One thirtysomething fellow I talked to who helped put together the purchase of Liverpool said he’d hoped for a spot on the jet to Greece to watch the match. Sadly, it didn’t happen for him. He played soccer at the collegiate level and said he’s helped Tom Hicks acquaint himself with the European leagues and the play of the game itself. He said Hicks is a fast learner.
There was a comely lass sitting at his side. My favorite part was when one of the AC Milan players got a yellow card, which the ref held aloft. She turned to the Hicks Holdings fellow and asked, “Is that a red card?”