American Football’s Super Bowl is taking place this weekend, and the Daily Record’s Gary Ralston – once head of media for now defunct local pro team, the Scottish Claymores – is over there to report on it.
And no sooner did he land in the US, but he became something of a celebrity, as this piece on the website, ChicagoSports.com, testifies.
Under the heading, ‘Three Things You Would Have to See to Believe at the Super Bowl’, No.1 is none other than Mr Ralston: “The best-dressed sportswriter award Wednesday – not exactly a hard event to win – went to Gary Ralston of the Daily Record in Glasgow, Scotland.
“After traveling 5500 miles over 22 hours, Ralston wore a gray [sic] kilt for the occasion, complete with traditional garb that included high socks, belt and pouch [mmm]. ‘I’m knackered,’ Ralston said. His quest: Interview Giants kicker, Lawrence Tynes, who was born in Greenock and lived in Scotland until he was 10, about his game-winning kick in the NFC title game.
“Then when the crowd died down, Ralston was going to attempt to get Tynes to put on a dark blue jersey with the Scottish flag on the front for a photo to run in his paper’s Sunday [sic] edition.”
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