Super Bowl Week unofficially kicked off yesterday with an NHL hockey game at Yankees Stadium. The Rangers spanked the Devils 7-3, delighting the heavily blueshirted crowd. The game was delayed an hour due to sun glare off the ice. It wasn’t a warm glare, mind you; game time temps hovered around 25 degrees. Snow showers later in the day made for great television and a terrific experience for freezing fans.
Congratulations to the Seahawks and Broncos. Their fans are happily scrambling for Super Bowl tickets, flights and hotel rooms. If you’re heading to NY/NJ for the festivities, I’d like to address the issue that strikes fear in the hearts of travelers everywhere. What do you do when someone in your party screams, “I gotta go!!!”
When the kids were little, this cry from the backseat would set off a complex chain of events that once resulted in a wrong-way detour down a one-way street to access a Johnny-on-the-Spot on a construction site. Mothers become experts at gauging, to the minute, how much time they have to locate a restroom based on a child’s gyrations and the urgency of their whine.