The unofficial national holiday is once again here! This is the time of year when we get together with friends, eat snack food all day, drink beer, hope for a good football game and anticipate the strange commercials. We should all get Monday off after the Super Bowl.
So this year we get, for me, and absolute toss-up of a game. I like Peyton Manning, and I like Drew Brees. I actually have no opinion one way or the other on who I would rather win tonight. The only thing that separates the Colts and Saints in my mind is the fact that I like Indianapolis WAY better than I do New Orleans. Not that Indianapolis is an exciting, vacation-worthy destination, but I surely had a better time there than I did in New Orleans. I went to New Orleans pre-Katrina and I have to say it was the dirtiest city I have ever been…in every sense of the word. It smelled bad, the people acted bad, the police were bad, and the meeting that I was there for didn’t really go well either. I saw things on Bourbon street that I really never care to see again. Sure the food was good and there were some highlights but for the most part it was not an experience I would like to have again. Now Indianapolis was a quiet city, at least what I remember of it. I was very young when my brother, mom, and I boarded a Greyhound bus to travel and meet my Dad there. I remember being impressed by the city as I had no pre-knowledge of what to expect and I remember everything we did being fairly interesting. Most importantly I never remember being afraid I might die…can’t say the same for New Orleans!
So as we prepare for the day long snackfest that is Super Bowl Sunday I am going to say the Colts come out on top…based solely on my experiences in their home towns.
PS: Pitchers and Catchers report in 10 days! The real reason we are celebrating today.