In 2014, for the first time ever, the Super Bowl will be held in the unpredictable winter, in New York City, well North New Jersey. Last year we had a black out, this year we may have a white out in East Rutherford, NJ. The 2014 Super Bowl XLVIII will be held at the New York Giants and Jets home, the New Meadowlands stadium. And if 2013 is any indication, it should be a great one. Obviously, there's always the small chance you could have a team with a home field advantage, but next year you have a slightly greater chance with two teams calling the New Meadowlands stadium their home field.
2013 Super Bowl recap - The Battle of the Harbaugh brothers, blackout, and feisty 49ers.
The 2012-13 Super Bowl XLVII was lopsided to start, odd in the middle, and exciting at the finish. The Ravens and Niners battled until the last minute of the game in New Orleans. The Ravens started with a flurry of scoring including 2 quick touchdowns, the second after a LaMichael James fumble at the Baltimore 25 to ruin a sustained drive by the 49ers. After that fumble, it looked like the Ravens would never look back. At halftime, Beyonce put on a spectacular show featuring several dancers, special effects and some of her most popular songs. After the show and the half, the Ravens took a large 28-6 lead. And just when you thought the game was going to be a blowout, something out of the ordinary occurred; the lights went out in the Superdome and play was halted for 34 minutes. After play resumed, the 49ers really got rolling and cut the lead down....First, Michael Crabtree caught a 31 yard touchdown pass to cut it to 28-13. A couple of minutes later, the Niners ended up with great field position after a 32 yard punt return and scored again to make it 28-20. After cutting it to 8, both teams exchanged field goals, but then things got really close. San Fran cut it down to 31-29, as Colin Kaepernick snuck in the end zone for the longest Quarterback sneak in Super Bowl history. The tension was tight, and the 49ers were forced to go for a 2 point conversion to try and tie it. They would not convert though, as the Baltimore Ravens blitz proved to be too much for the Niners conversion strategy. The Ravens then answered with a field goal making the score 34-29, which meant the 49ers would need a touchdown. On 4th down, Kapernick went to the corner of the end zone to Crabtree again, but the pass sailed over his outstretched hands. After seeing a few instant replays, there might have been defensive holding on the play and half the announcers, and of course, Jim Harbaugh (coach of the 49ers) thought so. That play proved to be the final shot that sank the 49ers ship as the Ravens were able to almost completely run the clock out and the game ended 34-31. The final was 34-31 because the Ravens decided to purposely take a 2 point safety, so they could have a free kick with hardly any time on the clock, rather then a guarded punt with a few extra ticks. All and all it was a good Super Bowl for the TV viewer and spectator, blackout withstanding....As a football and sports fan I thought to myself, What if the Niners would of won? Would we ever hear the end of the blackout talk? Either way it was a great Super Bowl, and next year's in New York should be even better...The best time to get tickets is now, from ABC tickets, your NFL playoff and Super Bowl ticket headquarters!
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2009 Super Bowl Info - Super Bowl XLIII
Super Bowl tickets to see the upstart Arizona Cardinals take on the hard-hitting Pittsburgh Steelers at Tampa’s Raymond James Stadium are still available right here at ABCTickets.com.
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Led by the potent combination of quarterback Kurt Warner and wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald, the Cardinals punched their Super Bowl tickets with an improbable march through the NFC Playoffs.
Warner, who already owns one Super Bowl ring, threw for 4,583 yards and 30 touchdowns this season. The former grocery store bag boy is only the second quarterback ever to lead to two teams to the Super Bowl.
Fitzgerald was on the receiving of 12 of Warner’s touchdowns, including three in the Cardinals’ thrilling win over Philadelphia in the NFC Championship Game. The University of Pittsburgh product has emerged as possibly the premier wide receiver in the NFL. His uncanny ability to go up and get the football at its highest point will surely produce some memorable highlights for Cardinals fans with Super Bowl XLIII tickets.
While Arizona has its explosive offensive to thank for its Super Bowl berth, the Steelers earned their way to Raymond James Stadium with a stiff defense. Just ask Baltimore running back Willis McGahee how hard the Steelers hit. McGahee wound up in the hospital after a scary collision with Pittsburgh safety Ryan Clark in the waning moments of the AFC Championship Game.
As you can tell, Super Bowl XLIII tickets should reward NFL fans with a battle of contrasting styles.
On one hand, you've got the high-powered Arizona Cardinals, who are capable of lighting up the scoreboard at Raymond James Stadium with an array of big plays.
On the other hand, you have the Steelers, owners of the No. 1 defense in all of football.
Which style will prevail? Will Warner earn his second Super Bowl ring? Will Fitzgerald get loose for a big plays against the Steelers secondary? Or will Pittsburgh’s stingy, physical defense set the tone for a low-scoring affair?
So many questions, so many storylines are in store for fans with Super Bowl tickets.
Super Bowl XLIII kicks off on Feb. 1 at Raymond James Stadium.
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More 2009 SuperBowl tix information - Super Bowl 43 Steelers/Cardinals
The 2009 Super Bowl will feature the rough and tumble defense and offense of the Pittsburgh Steelers, led by Ben Roethlisberger, against the pass happy offense and bend but not break defense of the Arizona Cardinals led by veteran big arm quarterback, Kurt Warner. The game will be played at the Tampa Bay Bucs home field, Raymond James stadium in beautiful Tampa, Florida. The Steelers are small favorites in the game which is sure to be a good one. Will The Steelers be able to contain Larry Fitzgerald, or will Troy Polamalu have his way? Will the vaunted Steelers defense and Big Ben be able to crush the arguably weaker Arizona offense/defense, or will Arizona's speed and athleticism prevail? These questions and more will be answered on February 1st in Tampa in the NFL's "Big Game" the bowl of all bowls, Super Bowl 43.
2008 Super Bowl - Phoenix, AZ
2007 Super Bowl information - Super Bowl XLI - back to the beach
Where will you be on February 4, Super Bowl Sunday? Trying to find a bar stool and a clear view of the TV at the local sports bar? Listening to your grandma’s analysis on the Ben Roethlisberger’s beard? Or dipping little smokies in nacho cheese at your buddy’s kegger? If you’re not exactly stoked about those options, you’ve come to the right place. Specializing in locating Super Bowl XLI tickets, ABCTickets.com will put you in the best seats at Miami’s sparkling Dolphins Stadium to see the best teams in the NFC and AFC. Last Year in Super Bowl XL, Pittsburgh survived a mid-season injury to Roethlisberger and seemed to come together after a disappointing performance in a loss to the Indianapolis Colts on Monday Night Football. After being overwhelmed by Peyton Manning and the Colts, the Steelers began clicking on all cylinders and marched into the playoffs on a four-game win streak. After disposing of division rival Cincinnati in the first round, Bill Cowher’s resilient squad avenged the earlier loss to the Colts in an NFL classic. With the dramatic upset, Roethlisberger became the first quarterback to ever start in the AFC Championship Game in each of his first two seasons in the NFL. The Miami (OH) product seemingly made every big throw in the Steelers' romp over Denver to secure their berth in Super Bowl XL. Seattle was equally impressive in its march to the franchise’s first Super Bowl. Yet, despite winning 13 of their last 14 games, the NFC’s top seed arrives in Detroit as an underdog to the sixth-seeded Steelers. Pro Bowl quarterback Matt Hasselbeck and NFL MVP Shaun Alexander are just fine with that role, though. After Alexander was knocked out of the divisional playoff game against Washington, Hasselbeck put the Seahawks on his shoulders and ignited a 20-10 victory over the Redskins. Alexander returned in time to lead a 34-14 rout of the Carolina Panthers in the NFC Championship Game. With two teams from opposite sides of the NFL spectrum, Super Bowl XL promises to be one to remember. The Steelers have been Super Bowling six times; The Seahawks never. Last year was a pretty good Super Bowl with the Steelers winning by 11 points
Super Bowl History
The birth of the NFL's biggest game of the year was when the AFL and NFL agreed to play a championship game after the 1966 season. The game was originally just called the AFL/NFL Championship game, it was soon nicknamed the Super Bowl. According to one story, a team owner who thought the formal title was too bland, came up with the new name while watching his grandson play with a super ball, which seems to be somewhat outlandish. The truth seems to be that some sportswriter invented the nickname and it stuck with the news media and eventually the NFL. Since the NFL/AFL merger, the Super Bowl has been the NFL Championship Game, played between the NFC and AFC champions, who come out from a round of playoffs (tournament format). The Super Bowl is sometimes the culmination of a great NFL season but other times, especially when the two final teams are mismatched, the game is a blow out and more of a media extravaganza then a sports spectacle.
The average margin of victory has been 14 points or so, well above the average for a regular season NFL game, and there have been a lot of romps, some of the most memorable were the 49ers with Joe Montana destroying the Broncos in the late 80's.
The NFC and AFC conference championship games have at times been more interesting to watch. However there have been a few gems, such as the 2002, 2000, 1982 games to name a few. The game's commercials, pageantry, and media attention has made it a great American pastime, more so then even Baseball's World Series to many. After two weeks of extravagant media attention, it draws millions of television viewers, many of whom wouldn't think of watching any other football game, and the number of Super Bowl parties such as the Maxim magazine party, Playboy party and Taste of the NFL official party also add a party atmosphere to the event. The Super Bowl is the ratings leader year after year among all televised sports events and, on the list of the fifty top-rated TV broadcasts, the game appears twenty times. The first Super Bowl however, between the NFL's Green Bay Packers and the Underdog AFL's Kansas City Chiefs, wasn't so eagerly anticipated. The main question seemed to be how large Green Bay's margin of victory would be. Tickets cost only $12, and the game still wasn't a sellout, today tickets range from $2000 up to in some cases $6000! The Packers won that game, 35-10, and they also won Super Bowl II, 33-14 over the Oakland Raiders. But when Joe Namath guaranteed victory for the AFL's underdog New York Jets in Super Bowl III and then delivered a 16-7 win over the Baltimore Colts, interest rose, especially with the impending merger of the two leagues.
Kansas City's win in Super Bowl IV evened the series between the AFL and NFL. After the merger, the AFC won nine of the next eleven. That record was skewed somewhat, though, by the fact that former NFL teams accounted for five of the victories. Since Super Bowl XVI, after the 1981 season, the NFC had won fifteen of sixteen games, thirteen in a row, before the Denver Broncos beat the Green Bay Packers in Super Bowl XXXII. The next year Denver won Super Bowl XXXIII, with John Elway beating an under matched Atlanta Falcons team who had beaten the favored Minnesota Vikings led by Randall Cunningham in the NFC Championship game. The following year was one of the best Super Bowl's in the last few years, the heavily favored St. Louis Rams with their "greatest show on turf" offense featuring Marshall Faulk, Kurt Warner and company faced off against the miracle and gritty Tennessee Titans led by tough nosed quarterback Steve Mcnair and rough and tumble speedster running back Eddie George. The Titans had gotten to the game by beating the Buffalo Bills with the Music City miracle, a kick return in waning seconds of that game where a questionable lateral pass by full back Frank Wycheck, a crazy play.
Well, The Titans luck ran out against the Rams but they actually came inches away from tying the game in the waning seconds when receiver Kevin Dyson got tackled with little time remaining at the goal line about a foot away from the end zone.
In 2001, the Ravens with their defensive juggernaut won handily against the Giants, but in 2002 another great game and story unfolded. Tom Brady, the bright eyed and young quarterback for the New England Patriots led his team to victory against the heavily favored Rams on a last second kick by clutch field goal kicker Adam Vinatieri. A kick that would send the Patriots into a dynasty and etch them as one of the best franchises of the 2000's. In 2003, defense prevailed again as the Buccaneers led by Warren Sapp and a little known QB, Trent Dilfer destroyed the Rich Gannon led Oakland Raiders. In 2004 New England held on to beat the upstart Carolina Panthers and high flying receiver, Steve Smith. The game looks pretty close on paper, 32-29, but it was actually a meaningless touchdown by Carolina that made it look close then it really was. In 2005, the Philadelphia Eagles got their first shot at a Super Bowl since 1981 facing a veteran Tom Brady and New England. The Eagles would fall short just like the Panthers however and play catch up most of the game, scoring another meaningless touchdown and running out of time in the 4th quarter with no time outs and a tired and weary quarterback in one Donovan Mcnabb. The story of the game however was taken away from the Patriots as the Eagles flamboyant (to put it nicely) wide receiver, Terrell Owens showed heart and courage playing hurt and racking up 130+ receiving yards against the Pats. Who knows what the future will tell in the next few years as the Super Bowl heads to Detroit and possibly New York, but it is still and probably will be America's favorite "Big game" for years to come.
Super Bowl Results
Game Date Result
XLVII Feb. 3, 2013 Mercedes-Benz Superdome (New Orleans) Baltimore Ravens 34, San Francisco 49ers 31
XLVI Feb. 5, 2012 Lucas Oil Stadium (Indianapolis) New York Giants 21, New England Patriots 17
XLV Feb. 6, 2011 Cowboys Stadium (Arlington, Texas) Green Bay Packers 31, Pittsburgh Steelers 25
XLIV Feb. 7, 2010 Sun Life Stadium (Miami) New Orleans Saints 31, Indianapolis Colts 17
XLIII Feb. 1, 2009 Raymond James Stadium (Tampa, Fla.) Pittsburgh Steelers 27, Arizona Cardinals 23
XLII Feb. 3, 2008 University of Phoenix Stadium (Glendale, Ariz.) New York Giants 17, New England 14
XLI Feb. 4, 2007 Dolphin Stadium (Miami) Indianapolis 29, Chicago 17
XL Feb. 5, 2006 Ford Field (Detroit) Pittsburgh 21, Seattle 10
XXXIX Feb. 6, 2005 New England 24, Philadelphia 21
XXXVIII Feb. 1, 2004 New England 32, Carolina 29
XXXVII Jan. 26, 2003 Tampa Bay 48, Oakland 21
XXXVI Feb. 3, 2002 New England 20, St. Louis 17
XXXV Jan. 28, 2001 Baltimore 34, N. Y. Giants 7
XXXIV Jan. 30, 2000 St. Louis 23, Tennessee 16
XXXIII Jan. 31, 1999 Denver 34, Atlanta 19
XXXII Jan. 25, 1998 Denver 31, Green Bay 24
XXXI Jan. 26, 1997 Green Bay 35, New England 21
XXX Jan. 28, 1996 Dallas 27, Pittsburgh 17
XXIX Jan. 29, 1995 San Francisco 49, San Diego 26
XXVIII Jan. 30, 1994 Dallas 30, Buffalo 13
XXVII Jan. 31, 1993 Dallas 52, Buffalo 17
XXVI Jan. 26, 1992 Washington 37, Buffalo 24
XXV Jan. 27, 1991 N. Y. Giants 20, Buffalo 19
XXIV Jan. 28, 1990 San Francisco 55, Denver 10
XXIII Jan. 22, 1989 San Francisco 20, Cincinnati 16
XXII Jan. 31, 1988 Washington 42, Denver 10
XXI Jan. 25, 1987 N. Y. Giants 39, Denver 20
XX Jan. 26, 1986 Chicago 46, New England 10
XIX Jan. 20, 1985 San Francisco 38, Miami 16
XVIII Jan. 22, 1984 L. A. Raiders 38, Washington 9
XVII Jan. 30, 1983 Washington 27, Miami 17
XVI Jan. 24, 1982 San Francisco 26, Cincinnati 21
XV Jan. 25, 1981 Oakland 27, Philadelphia 10
XIV Jan. 20, 1980 Pittsburgh 31, L. A. Rams 19
XIII Jan. 21, 1979 Pittsburgh 35, Dallas 31
XII Jan. 15, 1978 Dallas 27, Denver 10
XI Jan. 9, 1977 Oakland 32, Minnesota 14
X Jan. 18, 1976 Pittsburgh 21, Dallas 17
IX Jan. 12, 1975 Pittsburgh 16, Minnesota 6
VIII Jan. 13, 1974 Miami 24, Minnesota 7
VII Jan. 14, 1973 Miami 14, Washington 7
VI Jan. 16, 1972 Dallas 24, Miami 3
V Jan. 17, 1971 Baltimore 16, Dallas 13
IV Jan. 11, 1970 Kansas City 23, Minnesota 7
III Jan. 12, 1969 N. Y. Jets 16, Baltimore 7
II Jan. 14, 1968 Green Bay 33, Oakland 14
Superbowl I Jan. 15, 1967 Green Bay 35, Kansas City 10
MVP awards by Super Bowl
XXXIX Feb. 6, 2005 Deion Branch
XXXVIII Feb. 1, 2004 Tom Brady
XXXVII Jan. 26, 2003 Dexter Jackson
XXXVI Feb. 3, 2002 Tom Brady
XXXV Jan. 28, 2001 Ray Lewis
XXXIV Jan. 30, 2000 Kurt Warner
XXXIII Jan. 31, 1999 John Elway
XXXII Jan. 25, 1998 Terrell Davis
XXXI Jan. 26, 1997 Desmond Howard
XXX Jan. 28, 1996 Larry Brown
XXIX Jan. 29, 1995 Steve Young
XXVIII Jan. 30, 1994 Emmitt Smith
XXVII Jan. 31, 1993 Troy Aikman
XXVI Jan. 26, 1992 Mark Rypien
XXV Jan. 27, 1991 Ottis Anderson
XXIV Jan. 28, 1990 Joe Montana
XXIII Jan. 22, 1989 Jerry Rice
XXII Jan. 31, 1988 Doug Williams
XXI Jan. 25, 1987 Phil Simms
XX Jan. 26, 1986 Richard Dent
XIX Jan. 20, 1985 Joe Montana
XVIII Jan. 22, 1984 Marcus Allen
XVII Jan. 30, 1983 John Riggins
XVI Jan. 24, 1982 Joe Montana
XV Jan. 25, 1981 Jim Plunkett
XIV Jan. 20, 1980 Terry Bradshaw
XIII Jan. 21, 1979 Terry Bradshaw
XII Jan. 15, 1978 Randy White, Harvey Martin
XI Jan. 9, 1977 Fred Biletnikoff
X Jan. 18, 1976 Lynn Swann
IX Jan. 12, 1975 Franco Harris
VIII Jan. 13, 1974 Larry Csonka
VII Jan. 14, 1973 Jake Scott
VI Jan. 16, 1972 Roger Staubach
V Jan. 17, 1971 Chuck Howley
IV Jan. 11, 1970 Len Dawson
III Jan. 12, 1969 Joe Namath
II Jan. 14, 1968 Bart Starr
I Jan. 15, 1967 Bart Starr