Diet Pepsi Machine makes an appearance

February 5, 2006 Link to post  Permalink

We saw the Diet Pepsi machine at the NFL Experience yesterday. It was wearing a large baseball cap.

Tom Arnold is stalking me again

February 5, 2006 Link to post  Permalink

I’ve seen Tom Arnold at every Super Bowl I’ve been to. This one was no different. He was doing stuff with AOL at the NFL Experience yesterday. He’s looking thin, and his spiky hair really doesn’t work.

A few years ago, he followed me back to Redmond after the New Orleans Super Bowl and made an appearance in my builing’s cafeteria.

He’s stalking me….

Steeler town? I don't think so!

February 5, 2006 Link to post  Permalink

If you watch the NFL Network live at the NFL Experience, you’d think that only Steeler fans are here. That isn’t the case, there are a fair number of Seahawk fans here too – not as many, but they are here.

We're here!

February 3, 2006 Link to post  Permalink

We’ve made it to Detroit!

The travel was pretty good, PrimeSport has this all worked out. Our luggage did get put in the wrong room (but someone in our party, so no big deal).

We’re at the Crowne Plaza at the airport, not a bad hotel. We spent the evening drinking beer and eating wings in the bar here (good wings!) Tomorrow, we venture out into Steeler Town North.

I’m using free wireless from the hotel across the street. I’ve noticed that the more expensive the hotel, the worse the network is – here we have wired access (and it probably costs money) – the cheaper hotel has the free wireless. How does that work?

What to pack for Detroit?

February 1, 2006 Link to post  Permalink

What should I pack for my Super Bowl trip? Something warm, clearly, but what else? My new NFC Champions T-Shirt – of course, my Seahawks rasta hat for the game – oh yeah! My big, warm Seahawks coat (that covers the warm part.)

I have another warm Seahawks hat (it’s meant to be blue outside, green inside, but I wear it inside out) for daily use.

Which towel to bring? We got a green one sometime during the season, but I don’t know where that went. We have white ones from more recent games. Should we even bring towels at all? The Steelers own the towel thing, so perhaps we should skip it.

So many choices, so little time…

Super Bowl seats

February 1, 2006 Link to post  Permalink

This will be my fourth Super Bowl. For each one, I’ve had seats in the corner of the end-zone on the lower level. What are the odds?

These may be the best yet, as they are in row 4, on the corner of the end zone on the Seahawks side of the field. Lisa has a problem with people standing, as she can’t see over the people in front. Row 4 should help with this.

In Atlanta, the final play of the most exciting Super Bowl up to then happened right in front of us – Dyson being tackled one yard short to give the Rams their win.

Temporary change of direction

January 28, 2006 Link to post  Permalink

My blog is going to change direction for the next week or so, since the Seahawks are in the Super Bowl, and we’re heading there to see the game.

Programming stuff will come back after the big game.

Go Hawks!

We have our Superbowl tickets

January 27, 2006 Link to post  Permalink

When we went to pick up our superbowl tickets yesterday, the Seahawks had the NFC champions trophy and were taking pictures of people with the trophy. Here’s us!

Our 15 seconds of fame continues

January 27, 2006 Link to post  Permalink

Lisa was on the news last night!

We were in the Seahawks store buying yet more goodies, when a KOMO crew stopped and asked Lisa some questions. They were doing a story on how fast the gear was going. They interviewed a bunch of people, but only Lisa’s interview was used in the piece.

I’m in print, Lisa’s on the telly. How cool is that?

It looks like the 11pm KOMO news used a different clip, but kept Lisa’s name in the caption! The 5 and 6:30 newscasts were the real Lisa.

At least Rich thinks I'm funny

January 24, 2006 Link to post  Permalink

I sent an email to Rich Eisen at the NFL Network (The most watched NFL Network owned by the NFL). Actually, I sent two emails. He printed them both in his weekly column!

Here’s the relevant chunk, in case the article goes away in the far distant future.

This one could be my favorite one of all because in chastising me for getting Jackson’s name wrong, John got wrong the wrong name by which I called Jackson. Not to pick nits, John, but I called Jackson “Dexter” not “Derrick.” But, then, three hours later, this email hit the inbox.