Got $9,000? Hit the Super Bowl in style

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Greg Cote
Thursday, February 4, 2010
— Trump International Beach Resort in Sunny Isles is offering a luxury Super Bowl package under the banner: “Don’t Tailgate. Tail-GREAT—Trump Style!”

The Friday-through-Sunday deal is three nights for two in an ocean-side “super suite”—with rooms in your team’s colors and stocked with souvenirs and game-day gear—plus luxury sports car rental, personal chef to prepare all meals, traveling chef to cater your tailgate party, transportation to and from game, and two Section 400 tickets.

The cost? A mere $9,000—or only $4,500 per person.

Smirk (me) was told sales have been slow.

I think it is because anyone who can afford the luxury Trump package probably got here in a personal yacht the size of a cruise ship, is getting around by chauffeured helicopter, will be watching the game from Diddy’s suite and, in lieu of a personal chef, purchased his favorite local restaurants.

The wealthy are different. I hear that many of the ultra-rich, in order to reduce the risk of stress, pay surrogates to sit beside them at the Super Bowl and cheer or groan on their behalf.

-- Scoop! Saints win Super Bowl, 27-25! WhatIfSports.com determined that result based on 10,001 computer simulations that found New Orleans—though a betting underdog—winning 62.2 percent of the time. Upon hearing that, the NFL and both teams agreed to cancel Sunday’s Super Bowl in a cost-cutting move.

-- Tuesday was annual Media Day at the stadium, attracting some 2,000 writers, broadcasters, bloggers, tweeters, precocious kid reporters, correspondents for Jay Leno and David Letterman, celeb-media like Deion Sanders big-footing actual professional journalists, and Mexican TV personalities dressed like beauty queens with tiaras. Highlight: They haven’t credentialed defrocked MTV alum “Downtown” Julie Brown for years.

-- South Florida SB Host Committee media party was Tuesday night in Miami Beach at 16th and Collins. Smirk was there. Unfortunately, I did not win the media lottery drawing at the party. Grand prize was a nonstop, direct flight to Sunday.

-- Tuesday’s silly media center sighting: Windell Middlebrooks, the burly Miller High Life deliveryman from the TV ads, doing interviews on Radio Row. (Poignant sighting? Indy receiver Pierre Garcon wearing a bandanna with the Haitian flag.)

-- The “Bud Light Hotel” (taking over the Surfcomber in South Beach) opened Tuesday and runs through Sunday, hosting parties by GQ and Usher, and a show by Jamie Foxx. No tickets and you can’t book a room; all private. Crazy thought, but shouldn’t the promotion of a blue-collar beer be a bit accessible to commoners? Just asking!

-- Super Bowl Fan Zone runs Wednesday through Saturday, off Ocean Drive at Eighth Street in South Beach. NFL players are scheduled to appear and sign autographs—unless they pull a Bryant McKinnie, who was a no-show for Pro Bowl practices, got kicked off the team, claimed he was injured, then was seen partying the night of the game with rapper Lil’ Kim at 400 Club.

-- Emmitt Smith visited Carol City Middle School fifth-graders Tuesday, preaching the benefits of wearing mouth guards in an appearance sponsored by the American Association of Orthodontics. You wanna talk about Super Bowl excitement!

Last updated: 1:01 pm Thursday, December 13, 2012

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