The Super Bowl at The Super Dome
Last year Super Bowl XLVI was played in Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, and Eli Manning and the New York Giants would beat the New England Patriots 21-17 as 3 point underdogs.
This year Super Bowl XLVII is being played at the Super Dome in New Orleans, where the favored San Francisco 49ers take on the Baltimore Ravens. The total is in the 48.5 point range.
Hosting the Super Bowl is big business for the host city as it pulls in anywhere from $200-$500 million to the local economy.
To say the NFL "likes" New Orleans would be an understatement I'd have to say, as the city has hosted the Super Bowl nine times previously.
Some interesting facts about the stadium:
Name: Louisiana Mercedes Benz Superdome (Domed/indoor)
Average February temp: 65 H - 46 L. Average February precipitation: 5.47"
It has a 70,000+ seating capacity. Known for housing residents of New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina.
On October 3rd 1975: Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash, and June Carter performed among others.
In 1978: Muhammad Ali beat Leon Spinks in his last professional victory in front of over 65,000.
In 1987: Pope John Paul II spoke to 80,000 children.
After Katrina: $185 million was spent to repair and refurbish it after the hurricane.
Some other interesting facts about the game:
First ever brother vs. brother head coaching matchup in Super Bowl history.
CBS will be charging a record-high $4,000,000 for each thirty-second advertisement slot.
The featured performer is Beyonce.
Upcoming Super Bowls: In 2014 the Super Bowl will be at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey; in 2015 the Super Bowl will be at the University of Phoenix Stadium.
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The Rockies squeaked out a win last night but I expect the home side to bounce back with its best pitcher taking the mound. Colorado sends Jorge De La Rosa (0-2, 9.69 ERA) to hill the hill after a game in which he was pounded for six earned runs over just 4 1/3 innings of work. De La Rosa has a career 4.92 ERA versus the Friars. The Padres who couldn’t hold a late lead in yesterday’s game will send their ace to the mound in Andrew Cashner (1-1, 1.29 ERA). Cashner is coming of a near perfect game where he allowed zero runs on one hit while striking out 11 in a win over the Detroit Tigers. Cashner has given up just one run in 15 innings of work this year at Petco Park and I expect some more solid pitching here. Colorado is just 3-6 on the road this season. San Diego is playing some good ball right now with four wins in the last six games. These two pitchers are no strangers as they faced off twice last season, with the Rockies getting the better of the deal. The Rockies have already found a way to lose a lot of games this season that have been close so I feel even if De La Rosa finds his groove, the bullpen will be at risk after pitching so many innings of late. Consider laying the price on the clearly superior starter.