Okay, so the Superbowl is officially over and as a proud New Jerseyan, I’m honored to have had the Superbowl in my state. (And yes, it was in New Jersey- take a look at a map if you don’t believe me.) Anyway, the great struggle that all New Jerseyans and New Yorkers are currently facing is the mass influx of tourists currently FLOODING our metropolitan area. I’m pretty sure NJ Transit put every single train they had on the tracks this past week and Times Square was more crowded than New Year’s Eve. Here’s a run down of the chaos and how to avoid it.
Basically, don’t take NJ Transit unless you’re going to the game.
— NJ TRANSIT (@NJTRANSIT) February 2, 2014
Beware of your neighbors in North and Central Jersey because they probably rented their house out, like this family from Montclair.
Avoid all the areas circled on this map because that’s where all the crazy Super Bowl people are. Also copious amounts of traffic and public drunkenness.
Also, in case you were flying anywhere just cancel and save yourself the frustration of a million people who don’t know where they’re going.
Delays are high and increasing. Please check with airline for flight status.
— Newark Airport (@Newark_Liberty) February 5, 2011
However, here are some positive notes for your cynical mood. You can laugh at all the fans who are freaking out about the weather.
Also, you can revel in the homemade snacks and your comfortable couch as you watch people sit for 12+ hours in a cold stadium buying overpriced beer.
So although you’re basically trapped in your house until the thousands of people leave to continue their normal lives (half of them on top of the world, half of them disappointed beyond all belief) you can still watch the game or the Puppy Bowl if that’s what you’re in to and enjoy it.