It’s here . . . it’s finally here! My hometown is host to the Super Bowl this year and man, oh man, are we ever ready.
The city is ready. It’s ready to shake this notion that because we’re smaller and not as showy as Miami or New Orleans, we’re not worthy. It’s ready to party rock and talk about something else other than Jim Irsay’s cryptic tweets and Peyton Manning’s nerve regeneration. This city is ready to show you a good time.
The Six family is ready. We’re ready to shake this cabin fever and break out of this infirmary. We’re ready to party rock and talk about something else other than janky knees, infected ears and barf buckets. We’re ready to have someone show us a good time.
What are we super excited about?
Monday: Mike, Elena and I are headed downtown to have lunch with our favorite sports writer, Peter King. Last fall I asked Peter if he would be kind enough to donate a signed book to our school’s silent auction. Instead he offered to donate lunch for 4 with him during Super Bowl week. Make fun of social media all you want, but it’s thanks to the oddball world of Twitter that I’m able to call such a gracious, stand-up guy my friend. Looking forward to this lunch very, very much and will try to restrain myself from bringing up the topic of a possible life in Indy without Peyton.
Tuesday: Mike and I will spend the day downtown together. I bought us tickets for Media Day – the first time ever the NFL has opened Media Day up to the general public. Hoping to get close enough to Tom Brady that I can give him my best mean face and close enough to Eli Manning to get a decent picture of my 2nd favorite Manning. We’ll check out Super Bowl Village before heading over to Scotty’s Brewhouse for a tweet-up with Peter King.
Thursday: Not sure how, but I managed to score two tickets to the taping of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. The lineup for the evening? Taylor Lautner, Drew Brees, Adam Levine, Michael Strahan and Nas. Mike’s super excited about Nas, I’m super hoping Taylor forgets his shirt.
Saturday: We’re taking the kids downtown to the NFL Experience and Super Bowl Village. I know they’ll have a blast and it will be a day we won’t soon forget. Hopefully I can convince Eli to leave the Steelers jersey at home, though.
On second thought, maybe I prefer the Steelers jersey. When given his choice of 33 NFL-themed Indy cars to have his picture taken with, which one did he choose? No, it’s not the Chiefs. He wanted to be by the Arizona Cardinals, or as he refers to his “new” favorite team – the Woodpeckers.
If you’re anywhere near Indy I sincerely hope you’ll make some time to enjoy the city. This party is just as much for us as it is for all the other fans and bigwigs. If you’re too far to make the trek I hope you can enjoy it through me. I promise to post pictures and quick updates throughout the week.
And just in case you weren’t sure who to root for …