Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry is a hardcore NFL fan, so much so that one of his life goals will be completed this weekend on ESPN’s Sunday NFL Countdown.
The reason: the Jaguars are hosting a playoff game, and Curry proclaimed standout defensive end Calais Campbell the mayor of “Sacksonville.”
An ESPN producer reached out Tuesday via email:
“We are heading down to Jacksonville this week to speak to the Jaguars defensive line, and Calais Campbell, who last month you proclaimed as the ‘Mayor of Sacksonville.'”
“Would you have a window of availability any time on Thursday or Friday to be interviewed on camera about your proclamation? We’d be happy to conduct the interview in your office as it would only take about 15 minutes (we would just need about an hour or so to setup),” the producer wrote.
While we haven’t confirmed Curry’s participation in this, sources familiar with his thinking say there is no way he would miss this opportunity.
Campbell, a tenth-year player from Miami, has 14.5 sacks on the season; the big-ticket free agent holds the franchise record.
The Jaguars are favored in Sunday’s tilt against the Buffalo Bills by upwards of 7 points. Tickets for the game are sold out and are the hottest ticket among the wildcard games on the resale market.
The Jaguars are a #3 seed in the AFC playoffs, meaning that barring a string of upsets in the first two rounds, this will be their only home playoff game.