Sunday, December 11, 2005

Behind the Scenes: Heisman After Party

Last night the hottest ticket in New York was for the VIP room at Marquee -- in fact, it might have been one of the most difficult nights to get into the club since it opened two years ago.

The line of people waiting to get in was consistently fifty deep. One woman turned away at the door called a friend and complained, "I guess I don't look good enough to get in."

The reason everyone was trying to get in? There were two Heisman Trophy winners partying inside.

At two reserved tables in the VIP section upstairs, Matt Leinart and Reggie Bush celebrated Bush's win with a small group of friends. Bush was joined by teammate LenDale White and Leinart partied with professional surfer Bron Heussenstamm, who was celebrating a birthday.

Bush, who won this year's Heisman by the largest margin in history, couldn't stop smiling. Throughout the night he and was bombarded with well-wishers, and made a point to thank each for their congratulations.

Even ESPN's Kirk Herbstreit stopped by to say hello to Bush and Leinart and compliment them on their seasons.

The party was still going strong when we left at 4:30 am, nearly eight hours after Bush was announced as the winner.

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