Marcy and John's Pre-Game Marriage Proposal

How We Met

John and I met because both of our best friends were dating at the time. It’s funny because we thought we would all be able to go on double dates, but I don’t think we ever did!

How He Asked

I am a professional NFL cheerleader for the Oakland Raiders (we are known as the Raiderettes). This is my 5th season on the squad, and John HATES going to my games because he’s a Colts fan (boo!). I finally got to the point where I don’t even ask him to come anymore since I know he’d rather watch the football games on TV. He has been very supportive of me and my passion for cheerleading over the years, but he was very excited when I decided that this would be my last year on the field so I could spend more time with him!

For our very first season home game against the Baltimore Ravens, my parents had scheduled to fly in from Hawaii to see me perform. We practiced extra hard for this game because we were hosting the Junior Raiderettes, a program where girls ages 7-14 get to practice and perform with us on the field during our pregame performance. I was really excited because the game was sold out – there were 54,000 people expected to be there! We walk out to center field and the music comes on… It’s showtime! The performance goes off perfectly without a hitch. Then we hit our final ending pose and wait for our cue to run off the field. We are standing there for a while, waiting, and I look to one of our coaches who has a big smile on her face and looking straight at me… And then time started moving in slow motion.

Bruno Mars’ “I think I Wanna Marry You” infiltrates my eardrums. I feel a tap on my shoulder. I look to my left. John comes up behind me with a mischievous look on his face. “Is this a dream?” I think to myself, “Why are you on the field? That’s a really nice velvet jacket!” John gets down on one knee and it hits me. “HE’S PROPOSING TO ME THE BEST WAY I COULD HAVE EVER IMAGINED!!!”

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I couldn’t believe it. John is more of a quiet, private person so I never would have theight that he would ask me on the field during a game. I was so surprised that instead of saying yes, I kept saying, “THANK YOU” over and over. He finally said, “So, is that a yes?” I nodded and gave him a big hug!

Keep in mind that this was pregame and I still had to cheer the entire game! John planned a surprise engagement party after the game and invited all of our friends and family. It was my perfect proposal!

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