“He’s a laugh a minute,” Amidon said. “He was a really nice guy, too. Very down-to-earth and just kind.”
What he wasn’t expecting was a local connection to the show. Amidon said one of the staff who is responsible for hyping up the crowd in the studio knew the Springfield area and even knew Broc’s history teacher at his high school, Mitch McCurdy.
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“We laughed about it,” Amidon said. “We even took a selfie with him and sent it to the McCurdys. It was something else.”
Amidon went on to say that he can’t talk about who will ultimately win Sunday night, but the celebration is going to be kept mostly to family only. At the very least, whatever prize the family will win won’t be going toward a new phone for Broc.
“He got that replaced pretty quick,” he said. “After we got home, he had a new one about four hours later.”
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