Charles O. is a Houston native and was able to take a quick drive over to The Big Game. Over the course of his weekend-long experience, Charles brought his wife to meet the other winners in attendance and even caught a Houston Rockets game. They also checked out some of the NFL Experience and attended the Antonio Brown Celebrity Charity Basketball game before heading to The Big Game on Sunday. A football fan through and through, Charles hopes to one day see his hometown Houston Texans playing on The Big Game Sunday!
Q Give us a play-by-play of your experience? Did you travel from far? What was your favorite part of your experience?
A I'm a Houston native, so my wife and I drove from Cypress, TX to the Westin. We did something everyday. 2-2-17 we attended a meet and greet with other winners and Brian. Then, we went to the Rockets vs Hawks game. After that, we ended 2-2-17 at The Big Gameve in Discovery Green to watch Solange's performance. 2-3-17 we were supposed to spend the day at NFL Experience in the George R. Brown Convention Center. My wife was under the weather so we stayed at the hotel and went to the Antonio Brown Celebrity Basketball game to finish the night. 2-4-17 we spent all day at the NFL Experience, and then partied at City Center and Galeria venues.
Q What was the date of the experience you won?
A I won 11/13/16 and attended 2/5/17
Q Who did you bring with you on your experience?
A My wife
Q Where are you from?
A Houston, TX
Q Tell us about your winning contest "sweat". What qualifier did you enter (e.g. $3 PGA Qualifier)? Who was in your winning lineup?
A $16, players on my team were: Mariota, Bell, D. Murray, Baldwin, J. Matthews, T. Williams, & D. Walker week 10!
Q Where were you when you won? How did you celebrate? Fist pump like Tiger? Riverdance like Chad Ochocinco? “Ride the Bull” like Happy Gilmore?
A I was upstairs in my media room watching the Sunday Night game. My wife was sleeping, so I did a silent celebration by pantomiming me beating my chest and fake screaming, "lets gooooooo"!
Q Favorite team? How long have you been a fan of this team? Favorite team moment?
A My favorite team is the Houston Texans. I've been a fan since their first season in 2002. I did grow up a Cowboys fan, being that the Oilers left before I started watching football. I still like the Cowboys, but I kove the Texans. It's all about the home town teams. My favorite moment is defensive MVP, J.J. Watt's, pick 6 in Texans' first playoff win.
Q Favorite athlete?
A J.J. Watt
Q Favorite sports movie?
A Any Given Sunday
Q Favorite sports memory?
A My team beating, 12th in the nation, Case Keenum and UH in 2009 at home in El Paso, TX.
Q Favorite sport to play on DraftKings?
A Football. I only honestly play football, because that's the sport I know. I'm too casual of a fan in other sports to be competitive on Draftkings.
Q What else is on your sports bucket list?
A Another The Big Game. In Texas, football is king. I don't really care about any sport other than NFL football. If I had to choose though, I'd like to go to Wrestlemania again.
Q What do you love most about DraftKings?
A Winning money, football competition, and being the best fantasy football player all my friends know.