Monday February 2, 2009
When it comes down to breathtaking, nail-biting excitement, it's tough to top the classic that Super Bowl XLIII turned out to be. But what else would you expect when one of the league's most explosive offenses meets the meanest, nastiest, and stingiest defense in the NFL? In this case, it turned out a championship game for the ages that ranks among the best contests in Super Bowl history
. Sure, the Cinderella Arizona Cardinals
' glass slipper was shattered 27-23 by the Pittsburgh Steelers
, who took home an unprecedented sixth Super Bowl championship. But neither team had anything to be ashamed of when the dust finally settled in Tampa Bay. Read more...
Photo: Chris Graythen/Getty Images
Saturday January 31, 2009
Super Bowl XLIII is being billed as your typical David vs. Goliath scenario with the Arizona Cardinals
, of course, playing the Cinderella role while the Pittsburgh Steelers
come in as the neighborhood bully. And at first glance, it may seem the outcome of the contest is a no-brainer. But, after looking at the matchups, I'm not so sure this is going to be as one-sided as many believe. Read More...
Friday January 30, 2009
This weekend marks the climax of the NFL season as the Pittsburgh Steelers
and Arizona Cardinals
battle for the NFL championship. It's the weekend we've all been looking for since training camps opened back in late July. And it's a bittersweet moment for many fans as it also marks the end of all meaningful football for the next eight months. Sure, there's the Pro Bowl next weekend, but does anyone really care about that game? Believe it or not, though, despite all the hype over the last two weeks, life will go on after Super Bowl Sunday.
With that in mind, we've spent much of the last week or so overhauling Read More...
Thursday January 29, 2009
At one time or another, we've all thought about what it would be like to actually be sitting in the stands on Super Bowl Sunday instead of watching the game at home, right? Nearly every football fan has dreamed of doing just that at one time or another, but most are not even aware of how the NFL distributes the tickets made available for the general public. The system itself is very simple, takes very little time, and involves little more than dropping a quick note in the nearest mailbox. Of course, a whole lot of Lady Luck is important as well. Read more...
Photo: Andy Lyons/Getty Images
Wednesday January 28, 2009
Which stadium was the first Super Bowl played in? Which city hosted the first Super Bowl north of the Mason-Dixon Line? Name the player who has played on the most winning Super Bowl teams.
If you're a trivia buff, you'll enjoy this collection of 10 trivia quizzes designed to test your Super Bowl knowledge
. Several of these trivia quizzes focus on a particular theme, such as records, MVPs, and stadiums, while others mix it up with a variety of general Super Bowl Trivia. We also have the resources to explore the history of the Super Bowl
, including results of all the games, all-time Super Bowl standings, National Anthem performers, and a whole lot more!
Sunday January 25, 2009
We've yet to make official our prediction for Super Bowl XLIII, but already, as hard as it is to believe, there's talk about who will win in 2010. In fact, odds have already been released by Las Vegas Sports Consultants for next year's big game. The New England Patriots
didn't even make the playoffs this year, but it should come as no surprise that they are being picked by odds makers to win Super Bowl XLIV. All this seems a bit premature, of course, considering we have no idea how free agency or the NFL Draft
are going to play out.
But hey, if you have to pick a team at this point, why not New England? After all, they should have quarterback Tom Brady back to lead what is relatively the same team that went 16-0 during the 2007 season. So, regardless of who wins this year between the Arizona Cardinals and Pittsburgh Steelers, it's tough to argue that either should be favored over a Patriots team with a healthy Tom Brady at quarterback. Read More...
Saturday January 24, 2009
Are the water systems of major cities in danger of collapsing because of so many simultaneous toilet flushings at half-time of the Super Bowl? Are more women physically abused by spouses and boyfriends on Super Bowl Sunday than any other day of the year? Are two-thirds of all the avocados sold yearly in the United States really purchased during the three weeks prior to the big game?
Urban Legends Guide David Emery examines these, and other Super Bowl legends and folklore. Read more...
Friday January 23, 2009
Earlier we touched on some party tips
for those of you planning on entertaining on Super Bowl Sunday. Those tips include a variety of ideas to fill your menu, which, for a guy like me, is a huge component of a successful get together. But we haven't touched yet on perhaps the most important feature needed to make the day complete. A viable option for viewing the game. Read More...
Thursday January 22, 2009
Millions of people around the world will be tuning in on the action on February 1, as the Pittsburgh Steelers
take on the Arizona Cardinals
in Super Bowl XLIII. But the game itself is only part of the entire entertainment package. In fact, many tune in as much for the cutting-edge commercials
and halftime entertainment as they do for the game itself.
This year's entertainment is headlined by rock star Bruce Springsteen, who got his start in the music industry by playing mainly in the intimate setting of small clubs in and around New Jersey before exploding onto the rock-and-roll scene in the 1970s. Since that time he has become a rock icon, and now the Boss will be playing on what is perhaps the world's biggest stage when he performs during halftime. Read More...
Wednesday January 21, 2009
With the big game approaching, chances are you've been invited to a Super Bowl party or you're planning one yourself. But how much fun can you have if you don't understand the game itself? After all, football's biggest annual event is the purpose of the party and will be a large focus of attention and conversation throughout the day. So, unless you prefer standing in the background twiddling your thumbs while everyone else is engrossed in the action, let us help you do something about it.
To a beginner, the game of football can seem very complicated, but it's really very simple once you learn the basics. That's why we've put together this three-step course
designed to arm you with all the knowledge you need in plenty of time for this year's contest. In three easy-to-follow lessons, you'll learn all the basics, from the object of the game and the various ways to score, to the layout of the football field and the components of the team itself. We've also created a glossary
that defines hundreds of football terms you can bookmark for quick reference when needed.