Forgive us for buying into such a schlocky headline, but its Super Bowl Sunday, everybody! Kickoff is at 3:30 p.m. PT/6:30 p.m. ET, at which point we will be dutifully liveblogging all the action, heartbreak, animated .gifs and potential rioting right here on SFist. In the meantime, what are you up to? Are you picking up your takeout? Heating up the grill? Holding seats at the bar? Telling your boyfriend to cool it on the Bud Light Limes or else he might not last until the fourth quarter? (Just kidding, drink all the Bud Light Limes you want, buddy.) While we anxiously await the coin toss, we're taking a look at what we're missing down in New Orleans:
SFist 49ers correspondent Daisy Barringer pulled the trigger (get it? pistol offense joke) and bought a plane ticket down to New Orleans on Friday where she quickly went on the prowl for a ticket to the game. Fortune favors the bold, it seems: Daisy managed to find her ticket, photobomb Jerome Bettis and get on two TV shows. She also got punched in the face by a girl and has determined that New Orleans Police are corrupt. And that was just her Saturday night:
In case anyone is keeping score, a girl just punched me in the face, I told the police, and they said they'd arrest.. Wait for it... Me.— daisy barringer (@daisy) February 3, 2013
Chronicle columnist Chuck Nevius is also down in the Big Easy where it was apparently his assignment to try and get into as many invite-only parties as possible. Just a week ago, Nevius had a hard time finding the sizzle on this year's Super Bowl squad, but after Friday night's Playboy party (brought to you by Crown Royal), Chuck's Super Bowl fever must have spiked.
Elsewhere in New Orleans, SFAppeal correspondent April Siese is documenting the swarm of capitalism that has descended on the city: AXE Body Spray Astronauts, the DIRECTV blimp (which is going to shoot aerial shots of the roof of the Superdome, we guess?), and "just about everything is sponsored by something else." But the main attraction was the fiery roman numerals set along the bank of the Mississippi, illuminated by fireworks and photographed by all for their jealous Facebook friends back home.
Again: Kickoff is at 3:30 p.m. PT/6:30 p.m. ET. SFist will be back with a liveblog about half an hour prior to kickoff. Come join us.
Until then, keep watching the puppy bowl.