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RenoZag
01-21-2008, 07:38 PM
http://www.wwltv.com/sports/superbowl/stories/M_IMAGE.1103f92a75e.93.88.fa.d0.2621d954.jpg

Let the hype & fun begin !!

RenoZag
01-21-2008, 07:44 PM
The New England Patriots have sauntered through the rest of the league this year. But on the verge of perfection, their leader has become gimpy.

Multiple media reports in Boston say that Tom Brady was spotted in New York on Monday wearing a walking cast. The Boston Herald's Web site shows a photograph of the quarterback wearing the walking cast while carrying flowers. A video of Brady in the cast is available on TMZ.com.

The Herald reported that Brady was visiting the apartment of his girlfriend, Gisele Bundchen.

During his weekly radio show on WEEI, Brady did not deny that he suffered some sort of injury during Sunday's win over the San Diego Chargers.

"Ah, you know, there's always bumps and bruises. I'll be ready for the Super Bowl," Brady said, according to the Boston Herald. "I'm not worried about that. I'm not missing this one. I'd have to be on a stretcher to miss this one. There will be treatment this week. In games like this, you get a little nicked up. It's nothing serious."



LINK (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/playoffs07/news/story?id=3207592)

There were also reports that Brady was seen feeding 500 Times Square tourists with three loaves of sourdough and half a rack of baby back ribs. . .

RenoZag
01-26-2008, 06:59 PM
http://sports-ak.espn.go.com/nfl/playoffs07/series?series=nygnwe2007

RenoZag
01-26-2008, 07:05 PM
http://static.howstuffworks.com/gif/super-bowl-ring.jpg

One of the Patriot's Championship Rings. . .

Bocco
01-27-2008, 07:37 AM
Any team I have any interest in has been eliminated, so it appears that my primary interests will be consuming some Bullet or other appropriate beverage at the annual family Super Bowl party, rating the commercials that are shown, and in passing root for the Giants just because rooting for the underdog in the most Foo thing to do.

RenoZag
01-27-2008, 01:46 PM
LINK (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/playoffs07/news/story?id=3217487)


NEW YORK -- Die-hard Giants and Patriots fan are paying record prices to scalpers for tickets to this year's Super Bowl in Glendale, Ariz., and the total dollar volume of resold seats could be the biggest ever, according to ticketing firms.

Asking prices for the Feb. 3 game range from $2,450 to $19,446 at StubHub, a unit of eBay Inc. and the biggest of the online resellers. Officials there say the average price so far is $4,300 for tickets that the National Football League originally priced at either $700 or $900.

"It appears our face value is underpriced based on demand and what people are willing to pay," said NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy, who seems resigned to the fact that the league is mostly powerless to stop the profitable turnover of tickets.

Bocco
01-27-2008, 06:07 PM
NEW YORK --"It appears our face value is underpriced based on demand and what people are willing to pay," said NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy, who seems resigned to the fact that the league is mostly powerless to stop the profitable turnover of tickets.


So does this mean that next year the NFL will charge $3-4,000 per ticket?

RenoZag
01-29-2008, 10:46 PM
If they're $700 & $900 face value this year, then I would bet they'll move 'em up a Benjamin each for next year. . .

RenoZag
01-29-2008, 10:55 PM
Big Bucks Only (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/playoffs07/news/story?id=3218670)


The game isn't the only hot ticket in Arizona. The Super Bowl host committee's "big ticket gala" costs $10,000, if you'd like an NFL Hall of Famer to grace your table. Tickets to the Playboy and Maxim parties, perennially among the week's top bashes, are going for $2,000 to $3,000. VIP tickets to the "Super Village" in Scottsdale, where events such as a celebrity flag-football game featuring Pamela Anderson and Matt Leinart will be staged, are going for $500.


Each year, the NFL gives the local host committee about 750 game tickets. Sullivan's group used theirs primarily for fund-raising. It put together packages ranging in price from $4,000 (for a ticket, a parking pass and access to pregame and postgame hospitality areas) to $100,000 (for 10 tickets and a table for 10 at the Big Ticket gala, where Jay Leno will provide the entertainment).

The committee still had 15 packages for sale … until last week. Then on Tuesday, two days following the NFC conference championship game, a big swarm of orders started coming in from the Big Apple. The packages sold out in, well, a New York minute. The host committee put another 30 packages on sale Saturday, nearly half of which had been sold by Monday.

RenoZag
01-29-2008, 10:57 PM
FWIW:

I think the Pats win but don't cover the spread: 33 - 28.

And you ??

RenoZag
01-30-2008, 08:10 AM
STORY LINK (http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/0126gl-sbdog-ON.html)


Sometimes Alpo just doesn't cut it.

Buddy, a 3-year-old Labrador retriever opted for high-end snacks - two Super Bowl XLII tickets.

Face value: $900 each.

The mishap occurred Wednesday when Chris Gallagher requested that a courier leave the anticipated package under the doormat of his Avondale home.

The courier instead slipped the envelope under the front door.

Buddy accepted delivery.

He didn't sign, but he licked, mauled, chewed and swallowed portions of the coveted tickets.