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"This is no junior college. This is the notorious University of Miami.” -- Marlins starter Dontrelle Willis, after getting knocked around for six runs in 2 1/3 innings by the Canes.

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Mike's Super Bowl XLIII Experience: Part 2

Two things I forgot in the last post: seat cushions and post game t-shirt sales.

I've seen Super Bowl seat cushions from time to time and I always wondered about them. Sometimes people have them at a Marlins game or a Canes game. Well, we got them. Everyone at the Super Bowl gets a soft, souvenir seat cushion to take home. I guess that's why the face value of the tickets is $800.

After the game we walked past a guy selling Steelers Super Bowl champions shirts. Since we happened to be walking with a group of Cardinals fans, someone asked "do you have any for the other team?" The guy said that he did and that he'd sell them to us for $10 each. They were knockoffs though. Had they been real, I probably would have bought one or two. Then I could cry every time I looked at it.

5 Comments:

  • At 12:32 PM, February 04, 2009, Blogger wiggins said…

    So sad...

    One question I've always had - did the Springsteen crowd on the field come from the stands? And how hard was it to get them all back to their seats, if so...

     
  • At 12:35 PM, February 04, 2009, Blogger Mike said…

    No - they were extras. They had their own parking lot and everything.

    They didn't have seats for the game, at least as far as I could tell. It wasn't like the band at a college game.

     
  • At 12:44 PM, February 04, 2009, Blogger wiggins said…

    That's hilarious. I always wondered...

    Do they have to buy tickets? To a twelve-minute crap concert?

     
  • At 12:53 PM, February 04, 2009, Blogger Mike said…

    If they want to stay for the game they have to buy tickets.

    They're volunteers. And believe it or not they have a few dress rehearsals on the field in the days leading up to the game.

     
  • At 1:11 PM, February 04, 2009, Blogger wiggins said…

    Hah! That is magnificent. I want that gig. I'm sure they are treated very well, too...

     

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