Having not watched or been to a Super Bowl party in at least ten years, great enthusiasm was not oozing from me on Sunday. It's a long story, one I won't bother to share. I did indeed attend a party however
at the Real de Minas Hotel.........and it was FUN!
Expecting only to see a couple of people there, it turned out to be way more then that. The people I was meeting were both from the Seattle area. I had no favorite in the game. My days of loving football were when I knew the old college players who were then in the NFL. Those were heady days - about 30 years ago.
When the Oilers left Houston, I kinda gave up. So imagine my surprise at the fun I had on Sunday - watching everyone else.........and the game.
First of all, the manager of the hotel greeted me with the comment, "You must be John's mother!" which just surprised me. I, nor my son think we look alike, but when this happens sometimes, then I realize that we
must. My son, truly, knows way more people in this town now then I do!
Our reserved table could not have been better. It truly was right in front of the huge screen. The party was in the big ballroom. Originally my opinion was that it would not fill up, but they had clothed tables set at strategic points to take advantage of the multiple screens. The room filled up comfortably.
In addition to the tables, they had printed menus with the food and drink items. Lots of waiters. It was a nice operation.
It was an exciting and intriguing game, to put it mildly. In fact, after this experience, maybe next year I'll either go somewhere or better still, have a bunch of people to my house. I have two TVs - no, not big screen but it still would be fun.
Good food, good friends and good football............what could be better?