For the ultimate football fan it would be a dream come true to win tickets to the Super Bowl. Sadly, the luck of 400 people changed this Super Bowl XLV when they were told that their seats were deemed unsafe by the fire marshal. A total of 1,250 seats were unsafe, but around 850 fans were found seating elsewhere in the stadium. For some, this was probably a once in a lifetime chance and the NFL can not put a price on it, or maybe they can. Those who ”were not able to be accommodated with seats inside the stadium” will be refunded three times the face value of their ticket, which is $2,400.
I don’t know if you remember this commercial that Visa ran, but I thought it was amazing how there was a Super Bowl club of four guys that had actually been to every single Super Bowl game- that’s 44 years! I can’t even imagine how much time and planning goes into going to every Super Bowl game. Their record for not one missed game remained spotless until this year. Robert Cook, one of the guys in the “Never Missed a Super Bowl” club, was hospitalized.
Football isn’t really an area of interest for me, but I do know how important it is to cherish the events and people around you. Those who were unable to attend today’s Super Bowl missed an experience that to them seems priceless. It is precious friendships like the “Never Missed a Super Bowl” club that make you think about how human bonds can last a lifetime. Next year we will hopefully see the return of Robert Cook to his very exclusive club and I have high hopes that he will be able to make Super Bowl memories for many years to come.