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.
The Seahawks and Broncos arrive today and they’ll be living and practicing in New Jersey. Additional events in the Garden State include a concert by the Goo Goo Dolls tonight in Liberty State Park and Media Day at the Pru Center in Newark tomorrow. Additional information about events on the Jersey side can be found here.
Super Bowl Boulevard is the hallmark attraction in NYC and opens on Wednesday. But there’s a ton of stuff going on all week, including food, music, more food, and special sporting events including another outdoor hockey game and a basketball buffet at the Garden on Saturday – St. John’s vs. Marquette, Georgetown vs. Michigan State, Knicks vs. Heat.
And, as always, NY offers plenty of options for traveling companions of the football-crazed. If you don’t care to understand the difference between a pigskin and a piggie-in-a-blanket, there are plenty of tickets available to Broadway and off-Broadway shows, the city’s museums offer shelter from the weather and food for the soul, and the Winter Antiques Show at the Park Avenue Armory is one of the best places to daydream for a few hours. I always enjoy playing the fantasy game, “If I owned a $5 million brownstone…”
The point is, there’s something for everyone during Super Bowl week. The primary problem is not finding something to do, but finding the time to do it all. So, let the festivities commence!