Scott Caan and Monster.com Want You to Vote for the NFL’s Biggest Fan
What if you had the chance to fulfill your lifelong dream of having the ULTIMATE DREAM JOB? The NFL teamed up with Monster.com for their very popular “NFL Director of Fandemonium,” position that will allow one VERY lucky football fan to do the following:
- Get a $100,000 signing bonus, as well as take part in the behind-the-scenes action at several marquee NFL events during the 2010 – Announce a pick at the 2010 NFL Draft in April 2010
- Act as backstage talent wrangler at the 2010 NFL Kickoff concert (September 2010)
- Participate in on-field introductions at the 2010 International Series Game (October 2010)
- NFL Thanksgiving: Serve as an on-field broadcast liaison for the NFL Network 2010 Thanksgiving Game (November 2010)
- NFL Super Bowl: Join the coin toss ceremony at Super Bowl XLV (February 2011)
- NFL Pro Bowl: Select a play from the sidelines during the 2010 Pro Bowl (January/February 2011)
- Publish blog posts on NFL.com and meet with top NFL executives
Right now, the contestants have been whittled down to two lucky candidates: Amanda Cameron of San Diego, CA and Ralph Lanier Jr. of Miami, FLA. Who would YOU choose to be 2010′s NFL Director of Fandemonium?
I was lucky enough to speak with actor/NFL Fandemonium spokesperson Scott Caan who you may have seen in a wide variety of roles from “Varsity Blues,” to “Entourage,” about this very cool job initiative.
Scott, what’s up. You’ve had a quite the career in Film/TV and I most recently loved your a-holeness as Scott Lavin on HBO’s “Entourage.” He’s one of my favorite characters. Any plans to go back to the show?
Yes, I am doing the entire next season. So you will be seeing more of Lavin.
I’m excited. So, to our readers who aren’t die hard NFL fans, how would you describe the NFL Director of Fandemonium 101 Training camp?
It was a two-day long event that had folks competing in challenges specifically designed to test the finalist’s NFL passion and motivation –I was very impressed by everyone’s knowledge of football. They all had an incredible passion and understanding of the game.
How did you get involved as a spokesperson for this initiative?
I have always been a big fan of football so when Monster approached me I was immediately excited about the idea and opportunity to be part of someone landing their dream job.
What do you think is the best job ever? How does Monster.com help someone find that out?
I’d say the best job is being a professional athlete. Monster.com probably can’t help you do that, but they can help you find the next best thing. Monster.com is in the business of helping people find jobs and this promotion is really designed to get the word out that there are jobs available right on Monster.com.
Why is being an NFL director of Fandemonium one of the best jobs ever?
It gives a die hard NFL fan the chance to be a part of the game and truly get an insiders perspective. They are being given the ability to participate in the game and access to the league and the players.
Last year’s winner, Onyx Herrera, has gotten to announce the pick at the 2009 NFL draft and hung out with NFL players and Grammy artists. What are some of the perks of being a winner this year for this contest?
This year’s winner will also be announcing the pick at the 2010 NFL draft and hanging out with the players. Some extra perks are: selecting a play from the sidelines during the 2010 pro bowl, they’ll be joining the coin toss ceremony at the Super Bowl. A lot of really great opportunities.
Do you think that being a female entering this “NFL Director of Fandemonium,” contest is a disadvantage?
It shouldn’t be. I found myself very impressed with most of the female contestants.
How obsessed are you with football? The NFL? If so, did you play in high school?
I played baseball in high school but football was almost my favorite sport to watch and be a fan of.
Indianapolis Colts or New Orleans Saints? What’s your prediction on Super Bowl XLIV?
The Saints. I’ve always been a fan of Reggie Bush. I say Saints by 6 points.
We’re a women’s magazine, so tell us…what do you wish women would know about men?
Women can always outsmart men if they just let us feel like were driving, like we have some control.
Good point. So, during the Super Bowl, is it best that women don’t speak with the men in their life unless they know something about the game of football?
No, incorrect. I feel generally men like woman to enjoy watching the game. Personally, I’d rather they get involved.
Some upcoming projects that you’re working on and any last words?
I am adapting a book on Jim Brown, the football player. I am currently trying to make a movie out of it. Also, I have a film coming out in April that I wrote, produced, and starred in called Mercy. As for last words, don’t forget to vote at nfl.monster.com, voting ends on Feb 5.!
Thanks Scott and VOTING ENDS TOMORROW FEBRUARY 5, 2010!