The NFC champion Bears like their Super Bowl itinerary already! They are taking advantage of their early arrival to luxuriate in sunny, 65-degree weather, and not just during their one-hour practice at the University of Miami.
"I'm going to enjoy every moment of this," linebacker Lance Briggs said. "I look out my hotel room and I see a guy on a jet ski. I'm coming from Chicago, where it's below 20."
Warm, beautiful weather was one reason to arrive early.
Partying, shopping and real estate previewing was another.
"You get partying and stuff out of the way," Berrian said. "Pretty soon everyone gets tired of doing everything. That gets out of your system, and you try to concentrate and go play."
"Some people are from around this area, so they'll have a little more acquaintance about where to go and what to do," Indy tight end Dallas Clark said. "Me, being from Iowa and only having been down here a couple times, I'll just follow other people to see what's going on.
The Bears already took advantage of their head start Sunday night.
"We hung out a little bit," defensive end Adewale Ogunleye said. "I can't say too much. It was the only night I'm going to be able to do that. We had most of the guys on the team there - most of the single guys. I don't want to get the married guys in trouble. But the single guys hung out."
Details may be sketchy, but it's easy to imagine how much fun a group of millionaire athletes can find - especially in South Florida, the kind of place where a 7-foot NBA All-Star center can be seen chasing down a hit-and-run driver at 4 o'clock in the morning.
Katerina Brosda, Broker Associate with Century 21 Oceanfront Realty is extremely busy this week showing condos and investment properties to some Bears and Colts team members.
Prices were up, both in Broward and Dade County for 2006; in Broward County even a whopping 10% despite all the media-generated angst of a potential housing bubble.
“Strip malls and rental apartment complexes are hot items for these football players and businessmen”, Katerina Brosda said.
“Miami is Miami. It is a growing city as a matter of fact, one of the fastest growing cities in the past and certainly of the future”, Ms. Brosda added
About Katerina Brosda
Katerina Brosda is a preeminent negotiator dominating her industry and field of expertise. As the sole principal at MiamiJustListed.com Ms. Brosda is charged with the day-to-day operations of a boutique real estate services and development firm that caters to the haves and wants of an international upscale clientele in the greater Miami area and in particular on the beaches. Ms. Brosda is recognized by the largest real estate services firm in the world, Century 21, as one of its most successful and outstanding professionals. Ms. Brosda’s firm is located in chic Sunny Isles Beach, Florida, a barrier reef island in North Miami.
About Century 21 Real Estate LLC
Century 21 Real Estate is the franchisor of the world’s largest residential real estate sales organization, providing comprehensive training, management, administrative and marketing support for the CENTURY 21 System. The System is comprised of more than 7,800 independently owned and operated franchised broker offices in 42 countries and territories worldwide. Century 21 Real Estate LLC is a subsidiary of Realogy Corporation (NYSE: H), the world’s largest real estate franchisor.
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Katerina Brosda, Broker Associate
Century 21 Oceanfront Realty
Sunny Isles Beach, Florida 33160