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John Mercure: Mercurey Rising

Charles Woodson, His Ring, and the Black and White Ball

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John and Michelle Mercure with World Champion Charles Woodson


I was at an amazing charity event on Saturday.  It was the Milwaukee Urban League's annual Black and White Ball down at the Bradley Center.  Wisconsin's Morning News Host Gene Mueller, Today's TMJ Four Anchor Carole Meekins, Journal Broadcast Head Man Steve Wexler, Sales Savant Lon Rudolph and our wives attended.  We got all tux'ed up and had a great night.


As the program unfolded we noticed that Green Bay Packer Charles Woodson was at the next table.  The emcee gave Woodson a shout out.  As he stood to say thank you we couldn't help but notice how the former defensive player of the year was weighted down by the huge Super Bowl ring he was sporting.  Someone at our table said, "Nice ring, Woodson."  Then the most amazing thing happened.  Woodson took off the ring and handed it to our table.  He said, "This is all of ours.  You are the best fans in the league.  This is OUR ring and OUR championship."   He then handed the ring over and and we had it for about 15 minutes.  I think all ten of us tried it on and posed for pictures with it.  It was HUGE.  It was Heavy.  It was beautiful.  I haven't seen Carole Meekins that excited since Mike Jacobs told her he would be gone for two weeks. 


My Beautiful Bride with the beautiful ring


Carole Meekins and Hubby


Steve Wexler and his beautiful wife, Amy


#21's Ring


It really was an amazing night!

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