Super Bowl foreshadowing.
Leaving WDSU at 6 a.m. on February 2nd with photographer Steve Paretti.
Sunrise in Mississippi.
The ice chest that Steve never used the entire trip.
The one and only Steve Paretti.
Our first stop in Defuniak Springs, FL. Not the sign I wanted to see.
Even the U.S. Postal Service was pulling for the Saints.
Paretti's neck contraption that he wore while driving.
Sonny's BBQ for lunch. Somewhere in Florida.
Arriving in Orlando, FL.
My former station, WESH-TV.
This sign was still up in the hallway. I made it just in time. It was taken down the next day. Coincidence?
The night crew at WESH.
Anchor Martha Sugalski and me.
Some of my old WESH 2 News Sunrise peeps. Meterologist Jason Brewer on the left, floor director/camera op Damon Brown on the right.
J.D. Cronk runs camera/floor directs. He replaced Damon on the right.
My former co-anchor Syan Rhodes got creative with the magnet we used to share.
On set with Syan.
WESH 2 News Sunrise producer Jon Carlisle. One of the best I've worked with.
Jason Guy (my replacement) and Syan on the set. Elizabeth Williamson, one of the floor crew, looks on.
The WESH 2 Control Room.
Pit stop for food somewhere between Orlando and Miami.
Paretti looking for some new Crocs.
Awesome belt buckles.
Super Bowl Media Center at the Ft. Lauderdale Convention Center.
Heading to South Beach.
Ocean Drive on South Beach.
Paretti's lens fell off. That shouldn't happen. Somehow he fixed it.
Our set at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, FL.
Pancakes at IHOP at 1 a.m. I ordered the all you can eat pancakes and had five. Guy there said someone had 43 a few nights earlier.
The view from our hotel room at the Embassy Suites in Ft. Lauderdale.
Waiting for The Who.
The Who broke into a performance and did three songs.
Media Center's wall of Super Bowl banners.
My 5 p.m. co-anchor Camille Whitworth.
Sports anchor Fletcher Mackel with a few members of the Lingerie Football team.
Some of the Who Dat Nation that hunted us down at our broadcast location in Hollywood, FL.
Gus Kattengell, Larry Holder and me after a long day at the office. Gus and Larry host "The Sports Hangover" on WIST 990 AM.
Paretti editing one of my stories.
Producing broadcast excellence with WDSU sports anchor Fletcher Mackel.
Paretti moments after he spilled an entire milk shake from Johnny Rockets.
News photographer Alvin Moore.
More of the Who Dat Nation.
Most of the Miami crew after our final broadcast before the Super Bowl.
Fletcher's helmet fit fine. Mine was a little snug.
This is the South Beach pizza place we ended up at after not getting into Kim Kardashian's party. We apparently showed up too late.
The pool from the hotel room.
Sun Life Stadium, the day before the Super Bowl.
The media compound.
Checking out the live shot platform.
Fletcher trying to look busy.
Executive Producer Rich Kiss joining Fletcher in trying to look busy.
Live shot platform used by many, many news organizations.
Ellen's mom was staying at our hotel. Drew Brees and his wife Brittany hooked her up with Super Bowl tickets.
A break by the pool.
Fletcher playing chauffeur.
WDSU morning anchor Melanie Hebert and me.
Fletcher and Rich plotting something.
Most of the Miami crew.
Rescuing my iPhone from the hotel pond.
The view from my seat at Sun Life Stadium.
Camille and I in the stands right after kickoff.
Fletcher and I on the field right before Tracy Porter's interception.
Taking a moment for a picture after a long night of coverage. Don't know what happened to Fletcher and Keli.
Ah, there they are.
The field was a mess after a post-game party.