It won't happen of course, because Mark Uyeyama will be too busy Sunday, attending to the needs of the San Francisco 49ers on the sideline of pro football's biggest stage.
But there would be no better time than kickoff of the Super Bowl for someone who grew up attending Steveston Secondary School to examine his sacrifices and savour the moment, even for a second.
Uyeyama is the 49ers strength and conditioning coach, the NFL team's equivalent of Chris Boyko of the B.C. Lions, and the work he has put in to reach his position is no less inspiring than the players asked to follow his training program.
Part of a successful family in the B.C. high school coaching fraternity, the 37-year-old didn't make it as a player but got serious about strength work while at Utah State. He landed an associate post with the 49ers in 2008 and was promoted when Jim Harbaugh took over as head coach two seasons ago.
For a guy who only got married two years ago and is expecting twins next month, a Super Bowl ring would put a bow on a positive part of his career. But for the time being, little sways his attention besides work, which is where a typically Canadian approach shines through in a sea of Randy Moss bravado.
That's because for Uyeyama (pronounced ooh-ee-YAH-muh), there is more to be taken from knowing friends and family attending the game will get a chance to enjoy his moment more than anything he can experience for himself.
"To have my parents, my uncle and aunt and all my guys who have been my number-one fans on hand, I'm telling you that's what this is all worth," he said from New Orleans.
Part of the football pedigree comes from an uncle, Ron Uyeyama, a member of the Delta Sports Hall of Fame whose high school coaching exploits guided the careers of players like Harald Hasselbeck and Greg Frers.
But Uyeyama's stock has grown with the 49ers, who clearly appear to be onside with his methodology, to the point he was named NFL conditioning coach of the year in 2012 by American Football Monthly.
"He won't just give you something right out of a book, or give it to you because it's something he's seen," 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis explained on the team's website. "He actually goes through it and does the workout himself to get a feel for it. He doesn't force every guy to do the same thing or do it the same exact way."
Friends suggest that typecasting Uyeyama as being driven is selling him short.
"He eats, sleeps and thinks strength coaching. When you talk to him you can sense the passion," said former Lions offensive lineman Bobby Singh, currently the only Richmond product with a Super Bowl ring, thanks to the year in 2001 he spent on the practice roster of the St. Louis Rams.
Among Uyeyama's bigger projects this week is run-stopping Pro Bowl defensive end Justin Smith, who has played down the stretch with torn triceps.
Though the end of a season would suggest a need to go easy on conditioning, Uyeyama says it's quite the opposite this week.
"We would be foolish," he said. "If you're scaling back in practice I guarantee you we'll crank it up in the weight room this week. That's where you really see where our guys are built for the long haul."
And Uyeyama says his team hasn't forgotten the near miss by the 49ers in the NFC championship against the New York Giants last year either.
"It really left a bad taste," he said. "I can just tell among the players that there's a little unfinished business."
For Uyeyama, that means setting up the friends and family who helped him along the way with game tickets Sunday.
Singh, who has run a football camp the last four years at Minoru Park with Uyeyama's volunteer help, will be in New Orleans. So will Davis Sanchez, another retired CFLer from North Delta who gets his friend to help his workout business, Game Ready Fitness, and Uyeyama's parents, who still live in Richmond.
Let them figure out the way to the French Quarter. There's still some heavy lifting to be done.
"I'm from Vancouver. I'm very proud to be Canadian. I just don't need people to know what I'm doing. To reach this level I'm not pounding my chest," Uyeyama said.
"I'll enjoy the moment, but guys who know me realize this didn't fall out of the sky. This was planned. They know I'm not done yet either."
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