It's the Wednesday before, four days 'til gametime, and here's another dose...
1. Thousands of journalists are here from across the country and hundreds more from abroad to cover the Super Bowl. There would not be more media here for a major political convention.
So this would not be a good week for Fidel Castro to die. I suspect the reaction to his demise across much of Miami -- outright celebration -- would be portrayed by the gathered press as an embarrassment to South Florida.
Already we are ripe for criticism for that city-organized event at the Orange Bowl upon Castro's death. There were plans for music and T-shirts, plans to make it nothing less than a party, until an outcry forced the city to retreat. Loved the line on CNN: "When Castro dies, Miami will party like it's 1959."
Let the people who despise Cuba's dictator dance in the streets upon his death if they wish. It's a free country. But how unseemly for Miami's city and county officials to have a hand in the carnival.
[The preceding political rant has nothing to do with the Super Bowl at all, of course, a tangient that may be indicative of the writer's increasing boredom with Super Bowl Week].
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