Kayaking To The Super Bowl In The Meadowlands
Super Bowl XLVIII will be played on February 2, 2014 at Met Life stadium in the Meadowlands in New Jersey. Many people don’t know that the area is actually a large swamp that’s been, in some cases, turned into accessible areas for people, vehicles and buildings. On the other hand, there is a list of failed or partially constructed projects that have been foiled by the great swamp.
A photographer and two other men, one a writer who wrote the “definitive” book about the Meadowlands, recently embarked on a kayaking trip to see if they could actually paddle to the stadium. I’m not sure if they just wanted a plan to miss out on the traffic jam or that they simply wanted to find out if it was possible.
The video they made is very entertaining as they discuss the area, it’s follies, failed projects and myths (Jimmy Hoffa’s final resting place). On the map, it looks like an easy paddle. Check out the video to see how it all turned out.