Maybe Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson was looking to explore the best pizza options in the greater Seattle area his rookie year.
It's tough to find Gumby's Pizza anywhere, and his short stint at the University of Wisconsin may have brought him to the Madison area's best pizza. The story goes, Wilson was at the Seahawks' facility late in the night watching film of a recent practice. The pizza delivery guy thought it was the wrong address; pizza isn't often delivered to the headquarters of professional athletes.
That was Wilson's reputation. Not the pizza eating as much as the work ethic.
Two offseasons after that one, Wilson's hand was adorned with a Super Bowl ring and the late-night film sessions helped prepare him to go from a back-up in that first preseason to starter to "game manager" to the game's most winning quarterback.
He and the Seahawks are now on the stage against perhaps the generation's most prolific quarterback. The position itself became split between wins and statistics in terms of defining characteristics when the Peyton Manning vs. Tom Brady hype machine hit its peak sometime around 2007.
Brady was the winner. Now, it's Wilson.
He's led the Seahawks to a ridiculous 36-12 mark in the regular season, and hasn't lost a playoff game since 2012. His five consecutive wins include a Super Bowl beat-down of the Broncos as well as the most improbable late-game comeback of all time.
The dynamic Wilson presents fits his nickname, "DangeRuss" well. The Seahawks do an excellent job of getting him to press the edge of the pocket, setting defenders on immediate alert. Wilson uses that fear to his advantage, waiting for coverage to break down just enough to flick precise passes to open receivers.
This compliments an excellent running scheme, and all of it is bolstered by a dynastic defense that's one win away from general acceptance into the Club of All Time Greats. The Seahawks would join the Packers, Dolphins, Cowboys, 49ers, Broncos, Patriots and Steelers as the teams with repeat championships.
They all had great defenses to varying levels but they all got great quarterback play.
Wilson had a career high 452 pass attempts in 2014 with a career-low seven interceptions. His game is rooted in consistency, as in, he consistently makes the right reads, he consistently makes good throws down the field and he consistently leads his team from whatever deficit to victory. His 10 4th quarter comebacks in the last two years combined (not counting the playoffs) is the highest in the NFL.
All of that changed in what could be argued was the worst game of his career. His fourth interception of the NFC Championship game bounced off the hands of Jermaine Kearse and into the waiting arms of Morgan Burnett of the Packers. Instead of rushing for more yards, Burnett went down, indicating he wasn't willing to risk a fumble when his team is up 12 points with five minutes to go, the best passing quarterback in the game about to come back on the field to ice the win.
Even a little crack is enough for Wilson to kick open the door.
Marshawn Lynch went into Beast Mode, the Seahawks' special teams got the bounce (or the slip-up) they needed, and Wilson drilled Kearse on an overtime beauty of a game-winning touchdown pass, and Seattle was headed back to the Super Bowl.
Wilson didn't rant about being the best quarterback in the game - electing not to follow his outspoken teammate Richard Sherman from the previous NFC title win. Wilson simply broke down in tears, seemingly genuinely appreciative of what was truly a team effort in the most dramatic comeback ever.
By his own admission, Wilson didn't play well against Green Bay. But the same reason that compelled him to stay at the team's headquarters late into the night studying practice film and getting the most convenient meal he could is the reason he led the Seahawks to that win.
He's a winner.