NEW YORK, NY - JULY 21: Dhani Jones visits FOX Business Network's Amercia's Nightly Scoreboard at FOX Studios on July 21, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Getty Images)
There's really no question that middle linebacker Dhani Jones was a Bengals fan favorite when he was in stripes from 2007 through 2010. He was a great leader, he almost always led the team in tackling, he had a great personality and he represented the team well, especially on his TV show "Dhani Tackles the Globe." I know that I wouldn't be the only Bengals fan that was sad to see him go after the 2010 season, but I also know that Dhani is destined to excel outside of football like he did on the field.
Thanks to the Courtyard by Marriott, you have a chance at winning a free football signed by Dhani Jones, and you don't need to do anything more than you usually do on this site.
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The Courtyard by Marriot, the Official Hotel Sponsor of the NFL, is going to be showcasing their refreshed lobby at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis for the Super Bowl. They will be the host of the NFL Experience, the NFL's interactive theme park, from Friday, January 27 through February 4.
From the Courtyard by Marriot's official release.
In addition to the survey results, Courtyard will be showcasing its refreshed lobby at the Indiana Convention Center during the NFL Experience, pro football's interactive theme park open to the public Friday, January 27 through Saturday, February 4. Courtyard is holding NFL player autograph signings with NFL stars including Cam Newton, Matthew Stafford, DeMarco Murray, Mark Ingram and more. Dhani Jones, former linebacker for the Cincinnati Bengals and host of Travel Channel's Dhani Tackles the Globe, will also be in attendance.
While meeting the NFL players, fans can relax in Courtyard's renovated lobby on-site at the NFL Experience complete with video walls, public seating areas, media pods with TVs and even the Courtyard GoBoard®. Fans will also have a chance to experience Courtyard's Greatness on the Road photo booth, where images of iconic football stadiums across the country will be dropped into a green screen for fans to create a virtual picture album of themselves in front of their favorite stadiums.
Compared to where the Super Bowl is usually hosted, Indianapolis is just a short drive from Cincinnati. If you go, you should stop by to meet the players and go through the NFL Experience and the Courtyard's renovated lobby.
When it comes to the Dhani Jones-signed football, all you have to do is leave a comment telling me why you want the football (of course Cincy Jungle staff are excluded). The contest will go from now until the 11 a.m. of the Super Bowl. Please only leave one comment per person. At 11 a.m. on Sunday morning, I'll enter all of the names of the people who commented into a system that will choose one at random. Once a name is chosen, I'll get some more information from that lucky winner and they'll get their autographed football.
Thanks to all of you who frequent the site and thanks to the Courtyard by Marriott for setting us up to give you guys something back for making our jobs easier.
Let the contest begin.