On this, the eve of Visa's Never Miss A Super Bowl Club member and moral cripple Larry Jacobson's big day, it'd be a travesty not to mention a new tidbit that arrived by way of American Profile magazine.
Weddings and births aren't the only things he's blown off to watch a pro-football championship game each year. Honoring an adoption that he and his wife arranged wasn't worth missing a game, either.
Jacobson and his wife were participating in an open adoption in the 1970s and he says the birth mother's only prerequisite was that the adoptive parents be present for the birth of the baby. The problem was that the baby was due on Super Bowl weekend.
"I said it's no problem," he recalls. "I'll take the red-eye (flight), watch the game and take the red-eye back. That was fine with my wife, but it wasn't with the mother."
Because of Larry's growing obsession, he and his wife passed on that adoption but later adopted two biological sisters, neither of which knew until recently the story of the abandoned adoption.
"My daughter said she was glad about the Super Bowl," Jacobson says. "If we'd gotten that child, we wouldn't have gotten our daughters. So they think the Super Bowl is a good thing."
Enjoy the game, person who may now know you weren't worth more than a football ticket as a baby.
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