The snow has cleared (in time for more, apparently), the visitors have gone home and the city of Dallas appears to have come out the other side of Super Bowl XLV hosting unscathed. Minus a few minor bumps (thank you Christina Aguilera for creative liberties in our National Anthem) and bruises (oops, you bought a seat and it isn’t safe enough to sit in), most claim to have enjoyed DFW hospitality and found enough partying to be done at one of the million events going on around the city.
I heard on the news about a man from Chi-town unhappy with Dallas because it’s unethical. Because the parking spot was $500 at the big game, he believes the entire city was taking advantage of his presence for the biggest football game of the year. I take it this was his first Super Bowl experience. Otherwise, he’d know that prices would be extraordinary in Poughkeepsie if during a massive, nationally televised, best of the best NFL game.
Otherwise, I do believe we’ve wiped the egg off our faces as a city from being completely debilitated by weather, and managed to throw a spectacular weekend. We were even in on the spirit at Gameday Cloth with Packers and Steelers merchandise. We have hardly any left after a weekend of stir-crazy tourists ready to explore.
What was your favorite part of the weekend? Or the game itself? As I posted on our Facebook page, the VW – Dark Side commercial wins 1st place. But with personal connections to both the halftime show and the 90-second Glee-inspired Chevy ad, they are a close 2nd and 3rd place, respectively.
We took full advantage of the extra excitement surrounding the game this year. We rolled a keg into the closet and threw on a pot of chili, rounded up our craziest friends and watched the Packers own the game. I wore my blue, as promised, and shed a pony tear when Emmanuel Sanders was injured out of the game, leaving me little to personally feel attached to in the game. But, similar to the city, we survived – personally and professionally.
On to the next – March Madness anyone? Spring Training? Which one do you find more exciting?