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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- May 30, 2016 - 8:00 PM
- Offered at:
- 5dimes @ Under 5.5 -130
1* free play on SJS@PIT to go UNDER...
The San Jose Sharks and the Pittsburgh Penguins will meet in the Stanley Cup Finals, and Game 1 goes Saturday. These are the two highest scoring teams in the playoffs, and because of that we see a higher than usual total (5.5). I expect both teams to have a more cautious and conservative approach in the series opener.
Here are my keys to the game:
1. Previous History - Pittsburgh won the last meeting by a score of 5-1, but the total went under in each of the previous three meetings. Goals have been few and far between when these teams play in Pittsburgh, going under at a rate of 5-1-1 in the last seven.
2. Martin Jones - The Sharks netminder stopped 24-of-26 shots in a big win in Game 7 of the Western Conference Final, and he's 12-6 with a 2.12 GAA in the post-season. Jones has registered three shutouts in his last seven starts.
3. X-Factor - The under is 8-3-2 in Penguins last 13 Stanley Cup Finals games.
Selection - This is a play on the Sharks@Pens to go UNDER the total (Free)