MIAMI -- NFC North colleague Kevin Seifert, who’s been helping cover the Saints this week, and I just took a walk around the outside of Sun Life Stadium.
We just wanted to get a little flavor of what the fans get and it was pretty interesting. We wandered past the NFL Experience, observed a lot of corporate parties and some of the pregame entertainment.
The one thing that stood out to me was how balanced the crowd seemed to be. I had heard a ticket broker on Miami television this week speculate that the crowd was going to be about 75 percent in favor of the Saints. From what I saw in an unofficial sampling, there’s about a 50-50 split on the number of jerseys for the Saints and Colts.
Did get to spend a minute with Christa V., who has done some talk-radio work in the New Orleans area, but is here as a fan. She said this is an experience every Saints’ fan should have -- and that’s before the game has even started.