Despite the lopsided score, Glenn actually found the Super Bowl to be a fairly enjoyable and non-offensive for the first time in a long time. And while Glenn, Pat, and Jeffy watched the big game from home, Stu was at Met Life stadium taking in the action. On radio this morning, Stu talked about his experience… though he refused to admit how much he actually spent on the big weekend.
“Did it seem like a different kind of Super Bowl yesterday, as far as it felt uniting. I wasn’t offended… The kids didn’t have to leave the room. There wasn’t any political nonsense, except the Coke ad,” Glenn said. “I actually walked away – especially with the Declaration of Independence, and I know they do that every year… this year it just stuck out to me. This year I just was like, ‘Wow, that is really tremendous.’”
Stu has attended the last eight Super Bowls, and while he had some apprehension going into this game because of the weather and transportation concerns, he ended up having a great time.
“Even though it was a blowout on TV and a lot of people were disappointed in the game, it doesn’t feel like that at the actual game,” Stu said. “The energy was so high and the Seattle fans are so nuts, that it was still really, really exciting. And the game itself was great. And then in the breaks, you know, it’s totally different. The breaks are really long. The setup for the halftime show is a show in and of itself.”
While there was a lot of hype prior to the game about transportation and security, Stu said his experience wasn’t actually that bad because instead of heeding the advice of game organizers and taking mass transportation, he paid for a parking pass.
“Getting to and from was the easiest thing in my life because of the fact, we mentioned it last hour, that I didn’t listen to everyone’s warnings that you had to take the train. They kept saying this over and over again. ‘Everyone, you have to take the train.’ I drove. I wound up getting a parking pass.”
“You must are have paid a fortune for this thing,” Pat interjected.
While Stu refused to admit how much money he coughed up, it’s safe it say it was a lot. Not only did Stu splurge on parking pass, his seats were not too shabby either.
“We were like on the 10-yard line – opposite side of the cameras were. We were looking at it in reverse on TV. It was great,” Stu said. “It doesn’t get any better than that… It’s never too much of a hassle.”
Weather was another concern for the day, but it actually ended up being a balmy 49 degrees at kickoff. As it turns out, Stu was a little overdressed for the occasion.
“I will say it was cold,” Stu said. “Apparently my friend Chris, who of course runs your company, Glenn, went with me to this game, apparently was tweeting out photos of me and what I was wearing. I may have over prepared, as if I was going to be outside in the arctic.”
Next year, the Super Bowl will be played at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, and it looks like Stu might have some company.
“[Raphe and I have] been watching football, and Raphe was like, ‘Let’s go to the Super Bowl.’ And I’m thinking: It’s New York. It’s going to be cold. It’s going to be miserable. The people are miserable. The cops are miserable. It’s going to be miserable! I didn’t want to go,” Glenn said. “[But] I’m going next year. I’m taking my son next year… and maybe Pat. I’ll invite like all my friends. Stu will be there. Pat will be there… I’ll bring the camera guys. People I don’t even know.”
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