By People Staff
Updated January 05, 2010 12:00 AM
Craig Sjodin/ABC

Hello all,

I want to start off by saying what a great looking group of women! I wasn’t nervous until the first limo pulled up and beautiful Rozyln, the first bachelorette of the night very elegantly stepped out and approached me. My tie became a snake around my neck. I was so nervous! The most memorable moment meeting the women was with the stunning Ashley H. It’s not everyday that I get be a hero. She swears that her fall into my arms was on purpose. Lol. I don’t buy it!

Several hours passed at the cocktail party before my nerves started to settle down a bit. I was so fidgety! The Bachelor Bowl football game was an awesome breath of fresh air. Thank you Elizabeth! Blondes vs. Brunettes. This impromptu game really told me a lot about the character of the women. Most of them, in their sequined gowns, kicked off their heels and played a very competitive game. Poor Jesse jumped into a huge rosebush trying to catch a stray pass. Okay, so I did read Chris Harrison‘s blog that says I throw like a girl … Lol! Chris, lets see how well you can throw a football in a fitted suit jacket without ripping it.

It was so awesome to see Jillian and Ed, who are truly a perfect match. A super honorable thing that you didn’t get to see was Jillian giving me back the silver wings I gave her out of the limo on The Bachelorette.

All I can say is I wish there was more time. The evening just flew by. There were some extremely wonderful and memorable women that went home the first night but after the evening was over, I was very confident that I had made great choices. –Jake

Tell us: Do you agree with Jake’s choices? Any predictions about which of the women will make it far in the competition?Craig Sjodin/ABC