The Cubs: Behind the Scenes 

January, 31, 2012
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Getting four 18-year-olds in one place is a difficult task, and so, for the video we had to settle for three (Terry Richardson, James Ross and Royce Jenkins-Stone). Each of the players was in the middle of exam week when we shot the video, and tight end Devin Funchess couldn’t make the trip from Farmington Hills to Southfield, Mich. where the Rosses live. Ross' father was the original coach of the Cubs, so it was fitting that we all gathered there.

I can say that these guys really do like one another -- that was no gimmick. They're incredibly comfortable around one another. Every time Richardson said something funny or incorrect, Ross would reach over and pinch him on the neck, which is apparently something he has always done.

And hugs went around when Richardson and Jenkins-Stone showed up to the house. The two pestered Ross' younger brother, Josh, about his football team. Josh is 12, and it was evident how much he looks up to James and his friends. He sat in the kitchen and watched the three during the entire video shoot and sheepishly introduced himself to Tom VanHaaren and myself.
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