Super Bowl Week has begun in North Texas, with some of the activities occurring close to my office on University.
I was excited to see TCU's practice field, where I run some times, painted over with the Steelers logo in the end zone and players or personnel there. I also drove downtown to check out the monster ESPN set in Sundance Square and the giant logos on the Omni Hotel.
With 300 Super Bowl Week events throughout the Metroplex and 250,000 people flooding into North Texas this week, not to mention the icy weather predicted, it is even more important than usual to take precautions while driving on our roads.
First, remember whether you are attending the game or a Super Bowl party, have a designated driver or cab ready, if necessary, and remember that not everyone else next to you has done that.
•If you are hosting a super bowl party, stop serving alcohol during the third quarter
•If you are attending the super bowl, make sure you are consistently aware of the people around you, and report suspicious looking activities to the police
•If you are not attending the Super Bowl, avoid driving in and around Cowboys Stadium, in Arlington if at all possible
•Make sure to have a look at the Headed to the Game link at Star Telegram.com to get tips on area short cuts and construction delays and problems.
Have a safe and fun Super Week!