I'm a mere 207 miles from Indianapolis, which just got awarded the rights to host Super Bowl XLVI on February 5, 2012. Thus I vow to be in attendance, assuming the Mayan apocalypse doesn't happen 10 months early or anything... I wouldn't have to pay for airfare or a hotel room, so it's just too good to pass up. It would be perfect if the Seahawks were involved, but I'd want to go even if it was Rams v. Steelers (yuk).
Of course, I'll be at Lucas Oil Stadium at some point in the 2009 regular season to see the Hawks play the Colts as well. I went to the Seattle/Indy preseason game in 2006:
(more pics here) Here was the highlight of the evening...
We wandered over to the area near the NBC broadcast stage, and Jerome Bettis was signing autographs less than 10 feet away. He started moving towards the stairs to go back into make-up, and suddenly it was the moment of truth. Would I say something about the injustice of XL, or would I just sit there brownthumbed & slack-jawed?
I decided to speak truth to power…
“MR. BETTIS! YOU KNOW THE REFS GAVE YOU THAT RING! YOU KNOW THE REFS GAVE YOU THAT RING!”
He did not acknowledge my insolence, but more than one of the Seahawks fans around me whooped and exclaimed “damn!”