Chad and I have been swamped since our return from
the happiest place on earth (no not Disney World)...
THE SUPER BOWL!!!!! I finally have pictures for you
all here! I hope you enjoy them.
We had the best time and it truly was a dream come
true to be there and see our beloved Steelers win
and become World Champions. You know what fanatics
we are, so to us... it was better than our wedding
day!!!! We both agree so it's okay!
We got in on Thursday before Super Bowl and toured
the city, scoped out Ford Field and then had dinner
with our favorite clients, Chris Smith and family
(who were ever so gracious in offering us a place
to stay while in Detroit!) As you can see we decked
out my car in all Steelers and it was a big hit around
town and in lots of pictures.
Friday we checked out Hockeytown Cafe, where KDKA
TV did their news from and ate there... there was
a big sign in the doorway that said Welcome Steeler
Nation and it definitely was a Steelers bar that week!
We also checked out the Steelers hotel on Friday and
got to see some players (Jeff Reed, Mr. and Mr.s Bettis
and some others) which was fun.
Saturday we watched a lot of ESPN and NFL network
and rested up for our big day, especially since Chad
wasn't feeling well to start with!
Sunday we arrived in town about 9 a.m., lucked out
with some great off street free parking about a hundred
yards from the stadium... we didn't go to Hockeytown
since it was already like a three hour wait! We instead
went across the street to Johnny Rockets and had a
great time there; some of the waitresses even had
on Steelers stuff! We got in line for the stadium
at 1:30 and were inside by 2:05!!!! So as you can
see in some of the pictures, we were one of the first
one's in. It was so cool to be amongst so many Steelers
fans. I believe they said officially it was 90% Steelers
fans ... so that would be 7,000 Seahawk fans to 63,000
Steelers fans! It was a pathetic turnout by them;
Steelers fans travel anywhere for are beloved team
even in regular season. In fact Seahawk fans had to
pass out their copycat green towels at entry... we
bring our own terrible towels, no freebies needed!
When the Seahawk fans would yell SEAHAWKS in the stadium,
the rest of us would yell SUCK! It was fun! We also
greatly booed Tom Brady and Larry Brown when they
were announced... Tom Brady laughed! We sat in the
Steelers end zone four rows from the field, which
was cool, but not a great view of the game. We did
get a great view of Joey Porter and company taking
pre game photos, as you will see.... and also of the
NFL postgame show. Aretha and Aaron stunk up the National
Anthem; it actually sounded worse in person. The Stones
were just okay. I was there to see football though!
Winning was something else, unbelievable and oh so
much fun! It was worth every penny spent and also
worth the box mac and cheese we will eat for months
I hope you enjoy the pictures!
Renee and Chad!