When the lights went out in the Superdome during Super Bowl XLVII, my first thought was that it may be a terrorist attack. My second thought was that we would never get out alive if a fire ignited. I was especially nervous because my children were there.
After we regained electricity, my husband went to the concession stand to get a drink. When he returned he said that they ran out of cups and he brought a bottled beer. The beer was fine, but I was surprised that they did not order enough cups for the Super Bowl crowd. Can you imagine that not only did the Superdome lose power, but they ran out of cups too?
Excitement fills the BWI Airport terminal as exuberant-purple-and-black-clad-Balltimore-Ravens’ fans head to New Orleans for the Super Bowl. There is a lot to be excited about. The Baltimore Ravens, who are usually the underdogs and hated by many, are playing in the Super Bowl for the first time in 12 years. Ha, ha take that you naysayers! Also, two brothers, John Harbaugh coach of the Baltimore Ravens and Jim Harbaugh coach of the San Francisco 49ers will match wits in a “once in a lifetime game” for the Super Bowl trophy. To add to this excitement, Ray Lewis the Ravens’ middle linebacker who sources say is one of the greatest middle linebackers of all time will play his last game. What a great way to go out!
The Seven Nation Army chant reverberates through my head as we hurry through the terminal. Ohhhhh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, we have to board our flight!