This is tailgating picture of my best friend Diane and me.
We go to all the Houston Texans games together, and will be taking a trip to the Super Bowl because that is one of my prizes for being the 2006 Ultimate Texan Fan.
Though I am looking forward to seeing my first Super Bowl in person, what I'm really looking forward to is the spectacle of it. I don't have a rooting interest in the teams, but rather have a rooting interest for fun fans to go.
My buddy Chris who is a ticket broker says that the parties tend not to get firmed up until a few weeks before the Super Bowl. He says that often the parties are harder to get into than the game. They require connections and/or large sums of disposable income, both of those things I don't have much of.
So, this entry is a social experiment. Can someone use the power of the internets to find two free tickets to fabu Super Bowl parties in Miami? I'm going to have fun anyways, but I might as well have more better stuff to write about over here and on my Texans Chick site. I'd be sure to share stuff that my mostly male readers would be interested in.
Someone I know who has been to 30 Super Bowls says that the best thing to do is to plan on very little sleep and take advantage of every waking hour. Two words: Cuban coffee.
Deadspin is going to the Super Bowl, and I've already read with interest the comments there on what you need, where to go, where not to go, and the places where there is a large possibility you will be shot. (I'm guessing I won't have much of a need for amoxicillin though).
And if you are in Miami when we are, and you've read this, be sure to say hi if you see us.