Super Bowl 2011

So this entry has little to do with Family Law, and more to do with how this Family Law Attorney enjoyed the Super Bowl. Last year, as a lifelong New Orleans’ Saints fan, I had the chance of a lifetime to watch my hometown team go to and win the Super Bowl. It was an unreal experience. As my brother and I watched from the very front row in Miami, he turned to me and said “It’s the greatest thing in the history of things”. So of course, this year could not top that, especially when the Saints were knocked out of the playoffs in the first round.

But I still went and had a blast. My law partner and I flew in Sunday morning. We had Tex-Mex lunch (all you can eat tacos and guacamole), stood in line for 2 hours to get into the stadium, and then saw the greatest building every constructed by human beings in my lifetime. The building was as impressive, if not moreso, than the game. There were fanatical fans like the woman in our row from Pittsburg with a cheesehead on her head, with a plastic butcher knife and fake blood protuding and oozing from it, as well as celebrities like Andy Roderick, Coach Jim Mora, Jr., A-Rod, Ashton Kutcher, George W. Bush and many others.

But perhaps most amazing, is that in this day and age, we were able to fly in, go to the game, go to a late dinner, return to the airport and get on a 5am flight, all without even needing to check into a hotel. It was a very full 24 hours. I feel so fortunate to have been able to go. The game was terrific, but really, the whole day, the whole experience of spending a Sunday like that, was unforgettable.

How does this relate to family law? It doesn’t, unless you think that on this day, most Americans were happier than usual, or at least distracted from their every day problems long enough to enjoy the game (or at least the commercials.)

It was fun, but of course Monday always follows Sunday and it too was a full day, culminating with teaching my law school family law class until 9:00p.m. Monday night. But sleep cures a lot and here we are, counting down until the next Super Bowl in Indianapolis, hoping the New Orleans’ Saints return as well.