How did you get tickets you ask? First off, I had attempted to win the lottery for the tickets. Unfortunately, I did not win (kinda like the H1B lottery). So, around the mid-late November, and the Patriots were doing well, I started looking online to see if there were packages available for purchase. I came across the "NFL on Location." This company is part of the NFL. So, I figured, might as well attempt to e-mail to see if they have packages available. Unfortunately, they were sold out around June. So, in early January (end of the season), I reached out again to NFL on Location and asked if there were packages available. Of course, they were none available and with each passing day, it becomes less and less likely there will be more available.
At this point, disappointed I still wanted to be a 'part of the Super Bowl,' there was a race called, 'Run the Road to Super Bowl 50.' It was a 10k race. So, I ran it ... without any training. The last time I had run was in August. Here is an official 'Run the Road to Super Bowl 50' photos. As you can tell, its one of my finest photos.
After some recovery time
Looking back, it was one of my best races. I felt really good (considering I hadn't ran in about 4 months) and I had a good pace. My official time was: 1:06:03.
Jets were practicing near our apartment!
So, Wild Card weekend passed. No news. Divisional Playoffs passed. No News. Friday morning at 8:30 am, before the Conference Championships, I got an email from NFL on Location. There are packages available! A lot of people asked, how much was it? Let's just say it was pricey. We got one of the better packages and with ACCESS ON THE FIELD after the game! Once we secured our tickets, we went out an bought replica jerseys! I figured, if you are going to buy SUPER BOWL tickets, why not just spend a little more on a couple of jerseys!
Traitor for the day!
Super Bowl Day! We boarded the boys for a couple of days because well, apparently now all you know, Tucker likes to PEEEEEEE! We got up 'early' - 10:00 am and left the apartment by 10:30. We took Uber to and from the stadium - $15 each way. Even Uber got into the 'Golden Super Bowl' by colouring the cars gold.
Jeffrey was an awesome driver!
So getting into the stadium took quite some. Security was crazy! I had never felt more secure.
One of several national guard officers
As part of the package, there was a pre-game fancy party we could attend. That's why we got up so early for the game. The food was super fancy and I was hoping for game day food. Nachos, hot dogs, fries, etc ... But it was crab, sushi, fancy cut chicken and roast beef (Zeroth world problems here). They had a guest speaker ... SHANNON SHARPE!
Shannon Sharpe and me!
At the museum with the 49ers' Super Bowl Trophies
Queue the pictures of the game.
View from our seats
Fancy Bud Light
Half Time Show
So much confetti! (Don't worry I got a bag full)
Post game on the field!!
Post game on the field!!
Confetti Angel! - Needed more confetti :(
Lay down on the 40-yard line? Sure!
So, while wandering on the field post game. I saw ARASH MADANI of Sportsnet! It was hilarious. I shouted out, "Oh man! Its Arash Madani!" He had a real surprised look on his face. I'm guessing he wasn't expecting to be recognized in Santa Clara. He was a great sport and nice guy. Especially since he was talking to a some what inebriated guy on the field of the Super Bowl!
And yes, I will start to lock down my account. Darn boys!