Cold over comfort: Decker's pregnant wife chooses end zone over box seats
It could be 35 degrees on Super Bowl Sunday, but that won't stop Jessie James Decker from making sure she's close to the action instead of being comfortable in a luxury box seat. She wants to see her man, Eric Decker, play up close and personal.
In an interview with the New York Post, Decker's brave and eight-month-pregnant wife said she passed up box seats so she could be as close to her Broncos wide reciever husband as possible, even with a baby that feels like it's ready to come out.
"(Eric) could have put me in the box but I just wanted to be as close as possible. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and I am not going to miss the chance to see my husband score a touchdown right there," the 25-year-old country music singer said.
Even after her hubby tried to change her mind with the toasty comfort of sitting indoors, she turned down his offer. Sitting only a few rows from the action sounds better to her.
"He really wanted me to sit in the box to protect myself from the weather and everything. He keeps trying. He sent a text to me yesterday (writing) 'Are you sure, baby, are you sure you don't want to sit in the box?'"
"I'm like, 'No. I'm going to be out there. I want to smell the sweat. I want to see your face,'" she said.
While flying from Los Angeles to Nashville last week, James had a big health scare as her heart rate shot up to almost twice the normal rate, she said. An ambulence rushed her to the hospital, where doctors diagnosed her with a bad case of the flu.
"It was very scary ... (But) I rested for a couple days. I went back to Denver, packed for New York and here I am. So it's been a whirlwind," she said.
Thermal underwear will be worn, including a heavy North Face coat and boots as James prepares to bundle up and face the elements.
On her first night in New York, James passed on a yacht party that other football wives attended so she could chill out in her cozy Manhattan hotel room. It's safe to say her focus is on watching her hubby play the biggest game of his life.
"This is one of the most incredible things you could imagine happening for your significant other: going to the Super Bowl. This is really, really special," she said.