The road to the Super Bowl began at 4:41 a.m. Thursday. Well, at least, that’s when I started down the road to Super Bowl 49.
I plan to be in Glendale on Sunday evening in time for a week of festivities surrounding the Seattle-New England championship game. And I plan to collect stories from fans, players and others along the way.
So why so painfully early? Well, my first stop is scheduled to be with former Seahawks running back Dan Doornink in Yakima. He’s a doctor, so I don’t want to keep him waiting. That’s his job.
Four days. 1,600 miles. One driver.
I spent most of Wednesday preparing. Here’s an abbreviated version of my checklist:
“Excuse me, sir,” the elderly woman said. “I smell fire and I noticed your car is smoking … ”
Yeah, a rental car sounds like a good idea.
With New England in the Super Bowl, I’m thinking this might finally be my year.