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The Honolulu Advertiser

By Aaron Francisco
Special to The Advertiser

Posted on: Sunday, February 7, 2010

Feeling confident about our chances

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Aaron Francisco

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Kahuku High alum Aaron Francisco, a safety for the Indianapolis Colts, provides insight to the Super Bowl

Today was our final day of preparation before Super Bowl XLIV kicks off tomorrow. We had a walk-through in the early afternoon which our families were able to attend. After the walk-through, our families were allowed to greet us on the practice field to take pictures and get autographs.

We were free until 7 p.m. to spend time with our families and friends. It was a beautiful day outside and a lot of us spent time relaxing in front of the pool or on the beach of the resort.

It is a little past 7 p.m. now and our team is on the way to the "secret hotel," a hotel that I don't even know the location to. The reason is so our team can get away from all the distractions at our hotel. The lobby at the team hotel has been crowded with people the past two days so it will be nice to get away the night before the biggest game of our lives.

This being my second consecutive Super Bowl, I am feeling very confident about our chances in tomorrow's game. More so than when I was with the Cardinals last year. We have 25 guys on this team that have been to the "big show" before and have won it. We are a talented group of guys that will go up against anyone, any time, and anywhere.

We are facing an extremely talented football team that is very complicated offensively. They present a great challenge for us in all three phases of the game. But we also present our challenges to them.

It will be the best of the best tomorrow. I know both teams will show up with their "A" game, but only one will leave as world champion.

Aloha from the secret hotel!