Less than 48 hours before his final debate with President Barack Obama, Mitt Romney took a brief break from preparing and did what a lot of Americans do on Sunday. He turned to football.
While campaigning in Delray Beach, Fla., Romney traded in his suit and tie for shorts and sneakers, hitting the sand to watch a game between his aides and traveling reporters. The AP notes that Romney's main role was administering the coin toss. He also passed out a "Friday Night Lights" spinoff bracelet to the team captains.
More from the pool report:
“Let’s see look at the captain, Gail’s a captain is that right? Got a bracelet for you.This is a clear eyes full heart America can’t lose. All right?" Romney said to communications adviser Gail Gitcho.
"Ashley’s a captain. There ya go look at that," Romney said to The New York Times Ashley Parker.
"There ya go shake hands, shake hands," Romney told Gitcho and Parker.
Gitcho and Parker shook hands, and then Romney asked Parker if she was going to call the flip in the air.
"You’re going to call it really? You want it to hit the ground?” he asked her.
“You can catch if you want," Parker said.
Romney decided to throw it up and let it drop, and Parker called tails, and after searching for the coin in the sand, Gitcho found it and announced that it was tails.
“Tails it is! That’s the last call you guys are getting," Romney said.
Romney closed with an assessment of his staff's talent pool, adding "Where’s Chris Christie when we need him? He’s our line."
Below are PHOTOS from the big game at the beach: