Forget the Superdome power outage. That’s so last week. The NFL and organizers in New Orleans have a new headache.
The Giants made a perilous decision. They’re banking on David Wilson and Andre Brown — two younger, unproven backs — to develop into Brandon Jacobs and Bradshaw at half the price.
If the weather is brutal, and New Jersey gets hit by a blizzard and the game is impacted or postponed, then what? It’s a multi-billion dollar gamble. The NFL is betting that there won’t be a blizzard and there won’t be a worst-case scenario.
Boomer has his story, and he’s sticking to it: “There was no embellishment … there was no agenda from where I got the story from, nobody was looking to embarrass anybody.”
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell was sitting with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie at the game Sunday, and they talked about avoiding a repeat of the blackout at next year’s game at the Meadowlands.
Watching the great Super Bowl XLVII power outage on television was strange enough. Imagine being in the Superdome radio booth on Sunday night, trying to broadcast football’s biggest game in the dark.
The game fell short of setting a viewership record, but it stands as the third most-watched program in U.S. television history.
Power went down in the Superdome during the third quarter of the Super Bowl, taking down many of the lights and the scoreboard for more than 30 minutes.
Congrats, Baltimore — the NFL title is yours!
Of all the topics that Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis wanted to talk about at Super Bowl media day, deer-antler spray probably was not on the list.
After the 49ers arrived on Sunday, it was the Ravens’ turn to touch down in New Orleans on Monday. They held their first media session at their hotel, the Hilton New Orleans Riverside.
I landed in NOLA on Sunday night, and it didn’t take long to realize how much time and effort the city of New Orleans and the Host Committee put into preparing for the Super Bowl.