I flew back into LAX from the Eagles/Cowboys game on week 17, 1/10/10 (Dad is a Cowboys fan). I was still wearing my Cardinals gear.
On the shuttle back to the car, it was relatively dark and quiet. My phone wasn't working or not getting internet, forgot what the issue was and I generally asked if anyone knew the score to the game (Sunday night) Jets vs Bengals was. After about a minute someone sorta next to me responded and told me the update/score.
A little bit later my dad asked, you know who that is, don't you? I tried to see him and I didn't really recognize him (and wouldn't have at the time).
He goes on to tell me that's Pete Caroll, coach at USC. I was like oh wow. We get to the Parking Spot and while we wait for our cars to arrive we all kinda talked football, the game we were just at and the game that was playing sunday night (Mark Sanchez AND Carson Palmer, his olds QB playing, the game I asked the score about, to make things more interesting).
So I'm still decked in my Cardinal gear right. So eventually our cars pull up and we go our separate ways. The following day he was announced as the Seahawks new coach. We think he had a quiet/secret trip to Seattle he was just getting back from.
I still wonder if he ever remembers our interaction whenever he played the Cardinals. Honestly pretty surreal, given our first interaction.