My sister and brother-in-law, Heather and Will, are in Florida right now. They planned a trip some weeks ago because Will wanted to watch a space shuttle launch in person before NASA retires the program. My sister, being the shrewd negotiator that she is, suggested that they add on a few days in Disney World while they were in the state anyway. And then, when the Saints cracked into the big dance, they decided to make it a three-fer. My brother is on the road right now with some friends of his, all of whom got tickets, none of whom (I think) are actually sitting together. They took what they could get. A lot of teachers from my school are going. My uncle is going. Emeril Lagasse is going. I thought these tickets were supposed to be hard to get.
I’ll be watching at my family’s annual Bowl Bash, but even though we’ll be a few people short this year, something tells me the game is going to be a hell of a lot more meaningful than it usually is. So while we spend these last two days gearing up for the game, let’s remember those last few moments of awesome that got us there. My brother alerted me to this NFL Films video, and it’s already the best movie I’ve seen all year.