Getting nervous, feeling a little sick, killing time until we go to the stadium.
I don't care much for Miami. The next time I come back from New Orleans and someone asks me how the city is, are they recovering, is it still bad there, I'm going to tell them that they should worry about Miami. I've never seen so many closed businesses and empty strip malls. This place is messed up. Sure there are nice, extravagant shopping areas and beautiful homes but that's not where I hang out. Took a drive around yesterday and actually got a little scared at one point. Lots of rich happy people, lots of poor not so happy people.
Went down to breakfast today, about got in a fight with a loudmouth idiot. Claimed to be a Colts fan but probably just a non stop loud trash talker. I got pretty mad, suzjo4 said my face was white. Had to lead the dining room in a couple of choruses of the who dat cheer, or else get up and punch him. Suzjo4: "Do we need to leave? Do we?" No. I just sat there and took the abuse and he stopped, because he couldn't get any more of a reaction out of me.
Blue Shoe whatever is talking like the local media is all behind the Saints, but don't believe it. I don't think the town cares, other than they have a hard time finding a Colts fan to interview on the street. Probably 2 to 1 Saints fans here, maybe more, who knows how many have game tickets.
I paid too much for our tickets. A ticket broker has a conference room set up here in the hotel, selling tickets. I said "Hey, can I get field level seats for under $2,000?" He said yeah (probably endzone). I think you could probably get sideline field tickets for way under $2,000 this morning from him, if you had the nerve to travel here without tickets in hand. He's got PC's and credit card terminals, ready to go.
Hit the beach yesterday. Women ask me what's on the back of my shirt. Problem is they are under 18 and over 60 in age, and they ask me in front of Suzjo4.