Friendly Encounters is a weekly series featuring friends who have met celebrities.
In March of 2013, I attended a sports collectibles convention and had my first encounter with the Chicago Bliss. I met and interviewed a handful of the players, including MVP quarterback Heather Furr and wide-receiver-safety Alli Alberts. Apparently, I failed to meet Deena Fagiano, one of my favorites.
Chicago Bulls draft pick Jimmy Butler did not miss the opportunity to meet Ms. Fagiano. At the time, it might have seemed like Fagiano met Butler. Two Legends Football League titles later, we know who became the real star. Did I also mention that Deena is one of the featured players on Pretty. Strong. on the Oxygen Network?
To be fair, Butler has done quite well with the Bulls. It's unfortunate that the Bulls have not done well at all, though. At least Butler has started to get some acclaim as a rising star.
Fagiano or Butler? You decide. As for me, I have already made my pick. I've been on the Bliss bandwagon for years now.
Jimmy Butler and Deena Fagiano in Rosemont, IL-March 2013.