Super Bowl Week
San Diego, CA
January 21 - 26, 2003
Well both Cactus Jack and I both made it to San Diego for the super
bowl. The first thing we had to do was get official credentials
so we could get into our work areas. With a smile and a little
effort I even got Jack an ESPN credential. We almost got him an
official Super Bowl
tag but the lady to talk to was always to busy to deal with someone as
important as Jack. Tuesday night was media night at the NFL
Experience. They had all sorts of fun activities and great food
just for members of the media. You could also pose in you
favorite NFL team jersey. This is
the Tampa Bay uniform. It took me most of the night to find the
Arizona Cardinals mannequin.
We spent most of our time at the La Jolla Torrey Pines Hilton.
Every morning the Tampa Bay team would give a press conference.
and I would shoot it and beam it to ESPN news . Every time the
was talking I was in the truck so just imagine football coaches and
behind the podium. On Sunday we moved from the back of the hotel
the golf course to the front of the hotel where we could see the team
leave. Jack was all ready to do a live report.
I did finally make it to the stadium. Jack was a disappointed
Raider fan but happy to make it to the stadium. For the entire
week the stadium was basically off limits. Our camera crew went
over there on Wednesday for Media Day and said it was just insane.
All the ESPN people I was talking with were instructed to ride
the light rail over on game day. There will be NO parking at the
stadium. Two days after the game however the crows were gone and they
were still cleaning the mess inside. I walked down on
the field and there was still confetti laying about.
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