A couple of factors were working against SaturdayÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s 52 Fest, an event benefiting the recovery efforts of Rutgers football player Eric LeGrand, who was paralyzed from the neck down during a game against Army last year.
For one, the venue was sort of hard to find. I drove around Woodbridge, N.J., for about 45 minutes before I stopped at a bar and was directed to a park on a peninsula next to a PSE&G plant. Though honestly, that could have been more about my admittedly horrible sense of direction than anything else.
And the fact that it was roughly 1,000 degrees outside with a chance of thunderstorms likely kept some people away who might have ordinarily shown up.
But if there was a theme to the afternoon, itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s that itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s not worth getting caught up in such trivialities.