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Old 01-30-06, 01:48 PM
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What did you do when the SuperBowl came to your town?

For those who experienced the SuperBowl week long festivities, what did you do? I live about 15 from Downtown Detroit. Unfortunately, between work and school I have only about two nights available and one morning/afternoon not counting today (I have done nothing today.)

Another question. Im going to the NFL Experience Friday evening but was wondering is this thing just for kids or will all football fans enjoy it. It sounds like fun to me but Im going with my friends (no young ones) and didnt want us to be the only adults there without kids with them.
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I'm planning on heading down on Thursday. The NFL Experience supposedly has a ton of stuff for older folks as well, although I probably won't go in. I just want to walk around and see who I can run into while I'm down there.
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When it comes to St. Louis, I will be enjoying cold drinks chilled by ice from Hell.
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Originally Posted by Drexl
When it comes to St. Louis, I will be enjoying cold drinks chilled by ice from Hell.

A Super Bowl isn't out of the realm of possibility. After all, they have a dome. Heck, if Minneapolis and Detroit can host Super Bowls, why not St Louis.
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When it came to Houston I went Downtown and went to some of the clubs and it was insanely packed and everyone was going crazy. I took a cab since I live a mile and ahalf from downtown and traffic was so bad it was impossible to park anywhere near the nightclubs.

I never did any of the NFL experience type things, and traffic was hell for the whole week and I nearly got trampled in the Galleria mall when the mob that was following Beyonce and Jay-Z started moving. Overall it is fun if you like to go out on the town cause every club is packed and there is a party atmosphere but after a week you are glad everyone is gone so you can drive around town without hitting heavy traffic everywhere.
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When it was in Phoenix (Tempe) we hit as many of the fan sites as possible. many lil things going on. Stood behind ESPN announcers. geeky fan stuff.

Hadn't had my Cardinals tickets for long, so I didn't get picked for tickets. (1 entry per consecutive year of having season tickets for a pool of about 2-3000 seats) We get it again in our stadium (not new stadium as we've never had one) in a couple years, so I hope ta have a small chance of getting tickets!
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Went downtown tonight, a lot of cool stuff going on - the city is just buzzing. I did not go to the NFL Experience, but did check out the Winter Blast stuff and went to the RenCen where all the media is. We saw Shannon Sharpe, Deuce McAllister, Steve Young, Jon Heder, David Spade, Rod Woodson, Marvin Lewis, Jim Rome, and some other random "hey I know him!" people, plus we watched Dan Patrick interview Emmitt Smith. We went to the ESPN TV booth where they were filming a piece for ESPN News with Linda Cohn, Sean Salisbury and Merrill Hodge. I was standing in front of the spot where the two barricades met at a corner, and someone puts his hand on my shoulder and says "excuse me". I turn and it's Ron Jaworski making his way to the set. Finally, when we were going to leave, we were heading up an escalator, and my friend says to the person behind us "hey, good to see you". I turn expecting to see someone he knows, and instead it's Dan Patrick. He says "I'm trying to be incognito, maybe I should wear a Steelers or Seahawks jersey". My friend replied "try a Lions jersey, no one will look at you".
Old 02-02-06, 10:42 PM
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It really does suck that the Super Bowl will never play in the "cold" North unless it's in a dome. What bullshit. A dome and near-grass is just as much an advantage to "fancy" teams as cold weather is to "smash-mouth" teams.
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When it came to Minneapolis, I was a candy vendor. Walking up and down the stands with those damn red ropes. It was a fundraiser thing for church. Not sure how they managed to line that up for the superbowl... But MAN I was drained by halftime.
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I went downtown today. Had alot of fun. Unfortunately I got their too late so I didnt see as many people as Id like. Saw Drew Rosenhaus, Takeo Spikes, Richard Seymour, Lincoln Kennedy, Lynn Swann and alot of the ESPN guys along with local radio and tv personalities. The NFL Experience was cool as well. Unffortunately I have to work tomorrow but Im headed back there on Sunday for the Winter Blast.

PS The area with the SB festivities is only supposed to be getting about 2 inches of snow if that. This is the 3rd warmest January/Febuary in Michigan history so things have worked out great weather wise.
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I stayed home and watched it on TV when it came to Minneapolis.
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Originally Posted by Amel
It really does suck that the Super Bowl will never play in the "cold" North unless it's in a dome. What bullshit. A dome and near-grass is just as much an advantage to "fancy" teams as cold weather is to "smash-mouth" teams.
Imagine how amazing it would be to see a Super Bowl played in the NFL Mecca - Lambeau Field.
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What did you do when the SuperBowl came to your town?

Double homicide.

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PS The area with the SB festivities is only supposed to be getting about 2 inches of snow if that. This is the 3rd warmest January/Febuary in Michigan history so things have worked out great weather wise.
The NWS seems to disagree...now upgraded to winter storm warning, with up to 8" possible around Detroit. No doubt of course this sort of contingency has been planned for...we'll see what happens
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Originally Posted by das Monkey
Double homicide.

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I was still in school in Atlanta when the game was there. Ice storms two consecutive weekends if I recall. The double homcide sure put a damper on the Buckhead scene for a while.
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When we had it in San Diego, I went to the NFL Experience the day of the game. I figured it wouldn't be as crowded and I got home in time to watch the game.

It's a pretty good time and I recommend it. ESPN had a set up where they would take a pic of you holding your athletic gear of your choice, they put it on the cover of ESPN magazine and print out the cover for you. They also had a mock-up of the Sports Center desk and you get read off a teleprompter while they tape it. On the tape is an intro by Chris Berman and they swing it to you reading your script. It's pretty cool and you get to keep the tape.

It was also fun to hang out downtown and talk to the fans that flocked to the city. Many were from colder climates and were loving the weather.
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Bought two tickets early (in September), held onto them, realized I couldn't go to the game, sold the tickets and made a huge profit.
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I'll let you know next year. (Miami!)

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They are saying Ohio is gonna get slammed worst than Michigan by this storm. Might get ugly for the Pittsburgh fans coming up late today, early tomorrow
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Originally Posted by Daryl
They are saying Ohio is gonna get slammed worst than Michigan by this storm. Might get ugly for the Pittsburgh fans coming up late today, early tomorrow


Yes and Yay!
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Originally Posted by Illinois Enema Bandit
The NWS seems to disagree...now upgraded to winter storm warning, with up to 8" possible around Detroit. No doubt of course this sort of contingency has been planned for...we'll see what happens
2-4 inches is what they have now. No biggie. The problem will be the rain that has already fallen will turn to a sheet of ice under the snow.
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Went back Saturday Night for the WinterBlast and more ESPN stuff. The snow did not stick at all cuz it was mixed in with rain. Watched more Sportscenter. Merill Hodge was very nice and approachable. He signed autographs and took pictures for about 20 minutes after the show. I was about 10 feet from him but Im not a huge fan so I just took a picture from that distance. All in all it was a really fun time.
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Never came to my town: Denver, Cincinnati and San Fran.

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