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Encyclopedia > Super Bowl XLII
Super Bowl XLII
Visiting Team NFC Champion
Home Team AFC Champion
Date February 3, 2008
Stadium University of Phoenix Stadium
City Glendale, Arizona
TV in the United States
Network FOX
Announcers Joe Buck * and Troy Aikman *
Expected announcer, subject to change.*

Super Bowl XLII will be the 42nd annual championship game of the National Football League (NFL) between the National Football Conference (NFC) and American Football Conference (AFC) champions. The game is scheduled to be played following the 2007 regular season on February 3, 2008 at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. This will be the second time that the Phoenix, Arizona, metropolitan area will host a Super Bowl game; Super Bowl XXX in January 1996 was played in Tempe's Sun Devil Stadium. Image File history File links Soccerball_current_event. ... Sport from childhood. ... Womens Australian rules football is a team sport. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... National Football Conference logo. ... American Football Conference logo. ... is the 34th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) will be a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... | {{Infobox_Stadium | stadium_name = University of Phoenix Stadium | image = | address = 1 Cardinals Drive, Glendale, AZ 85305 | construction start = July 30, 2003 | opened = August 1, 2006 | owner = Arizona Sports and Tourism Authority | operator = Global Spectrum | surface = Tifway 419 Hybrid Bermuda Grass | construction_cost = $455 million | architect = Peter Eisenman|HOK Sport | former_names = Cardinals Stadium (August... Location in Maricopa County and the state of Arizona Coordinates: , Country State Counties Maricopa Government  - Mayor Elaine Scruggs (R) Area  - City  55. ... A television network is a distribution network for television content whereby a central operation provides programming for many television stations. ... NFL on FOX is the brand name of the Fox Broadcasting Companys coverage of the National Football Leagues National Football Conference games, produced by Fox Sports. ... A sportscaster is an announcer on radio or television who specializes in reporting or commenting on sports events. ... For the fictional character, see Midnight Cowboy. ... Troy Kenneth Aikman (born November 21, 1966 in West Covina, California) // The youngest of three children, Aikman was born in West Covina, California on November 21, 1966 to Charlyn and Kenneth Aikman, and lived in Cerritos, California until age 12, when his family moved to a farm in Henryetta, Oklahoma. ... NFL redirects here. ... National Football Conference logo. ... American Football Conference logo. ... Super Bowl XLII will be the 42nd Super Bowl, the annual championship game of the National Football League (NFL) between the National Football Conference (NFC) and American Football Conference (AFC) champions. ... is the 34th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) will be a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... | {{Infobox_Stadium | stadium_name = University of Phoenix Stadium | image = | address = 1 Cardinals Drive, Glendale, AZ 85305 | construction start = July 30, 2003 | opened = August 1, 2006 | owner = Arizona Sports and Tourism Authority | operator = Global Spectrum | surface = Tifway 419 Hybrid Bermuda Grass | construction_cost = $455 million | architect = Peter Eisenman|HOK Sport | former_names = Cardinals Stadium (August... Location in Maricopa County and the state of Arizona Coordinates: , Country State Counties Maricopa Government  - Mayor Elaine Scruggs (R) Area  - City  55. ... Nickname: Location in Maricopa County and the state of Arizona Coordinates: , Country State Counties Maricopa Incorporated February 25, 1881 Government  - Type Council-Manager  - Mayor Phil Gordon (D) Area  - City  515. ... Date January 28, 1996 Stadium Sun Devil Stadium City Tempe, Arizona MVP Larry Brown, Cornerback Favorite Cowboys by 13 1/2 National anthem Vanessa Williams Coin toss Joe Montana representing previous Super Bowl MVPs Referee Red Cashion Halftime show Diana Ross Attendance 76,347 TV in the United States Network... Location in Maricopa County and the state of Arizona Coordinates: Country United States State Arizona Counties Maricopa Incorporated November 29, 1894 Government  - Mayor Hugh Hallman Area  - City  39. ... Sun Devil Stadium, Frank Kush Field is located on the campus of Arizona State University in Tempe. ...

Contents

Host selection process

The league contemplated the idea of holding Super Bowl XLII in either New York City or Washington, D.C. as a symbol of the recovery from the September 11, 2001 attacks.[1] However, New York City was not even considered as a finalist for the following two reasons:[2] New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... For other uses, see Washington, D.C. (disambiguation). ... A sequential look at United Flight 175 crashing into the south tower of the World Trade Center The September 11, 2001 attacks (often referred to as 9/11—pronounced nine eleven or nine one one) consisted of a series of coordinated terrorist[1] suicide attacks upon the United States, predominantly...

  1. The proposed renovations to Giants Stadium were still being disputed among its stadium representatives.
  2. At the time, New York City and the New York Jets still had not finalized a plan to build the new West Side Stadium (Ultimately, the deal fell through).

When NFL owners awarded Super Bowl XLII to Glendale during their October 30, 2003 meeting in Chicago, Illinois, they rejected Washington because they preferred a warmer and drier climate.[3] Giants Stadium, frequently referred to as The Meadowlands, is the home stadium for the New York Giants and New York Jets football teams of the NFL, and the Red Bull New York soccer team of MLS. It is located in East Rutherford, New Jersey in the Meadowlands Sports Complex, which... City East Rutherford, New Jersey Other nicknames Gang Green, the Green and White Team colors Hunter green and white Head Coach Eric Mangini Owner Woody Johnson General manager Mike Tannenbaum League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Eastern Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference... An artists rendition of how the West Side Stadium would have looked. ... is the 303rd day of the year (304th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location Location in Chicagoland and northern Illinois Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Illinois Cook, DuPage Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 606. ...


During a February 6, 2007 ceremony with Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano, the NFL and the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee unveiled the slogan "Who Wants It More?" along with its mascot "Spike the Super Ball" (an anthropomorphized football with sunglasses and sneakers) and a large "Super Bowl XLII Countdown Clock" at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.[4] The Super Bowl XLII logo was also unveiled, featuring the shape of the state of Arizona in red. The two horizontal white stripes in the middle represent the vertical lines on the University of Phoenix Stadium. The turquoise Roman Numerals represent the Native American culture of Arizona. The red star represents the AFC and the blue star represents the NFC. [4] is the 37th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... Janet Georgia Napolitano (b. ... NFL redirects here. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... “PHX” redirects here. ...


Television

The game will be televised in the United States on FOX, and will most likely be called by Joe Buck and Troy Aikman. The pre-game will likely be handled by the FOX NFL Sunday pregame show team led by Curt Menefee. The Fox Broadcasting Company, usually referred to as just Fox (the company itself prefers the capitalized version FOX), is a television network in the United States. ... For the fictional character, see Midnight Cowboy. ... Troy Kenneth Aikman (born November 21, 1966 in West Covina, California) // The youngest of three children, Aikman was born in West Covina, California on November 21, 1966 to Charlyn and Kenneth Aikman, and lived in Cerritos, California until age 12, when his family moved to a farm in Henryetta, Oklahoma. ... NFL on FOX logo. ... Curt Menefee is a play-by-play commentator on the NFL on FOX. Prior to joining Fox full-time, he was a sports reporter for MSG Networks SportsDesk show. ...


In Canada, CTV has acquired the rights to the game, ending Global's longtime coverage. This article is about the Broadcast Television Network CTV, for the broadcasting television company see CTVglobemedia. ... The Global Television Network (more commonly called Global) is a major English-language television network in Canada, owned by CanWest Global Communications. ...


In the United Kingdom, the BBC have acquired the rights to show the game live on BBC Two, ending ITV Sport's coverage which began in 2005. The British Broadcasting Corporation, which is usually known as the BBC, is the largest broadcasting corporation in the world in terms of audience numbers, employing 26,000 staff in the United Kingdom alone and with a budget of more than GB£4 billion. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... ITV Sport is a sport producer and brand name owned by ITV plc. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Venue

This will be the second Super Bowl played in a retractable-roof stadium (Designed by Peter Eisenman and HOK Sport). During the regular season, the home team decides 90 minutes before kickoff if the roof would be open or closed, and an open roof must remain open unless weather conditions get worse. However, as a neutral site, the NFL controls the option to open or close without any restrictions. The first time this was employed in Super Bowl XXXVIII at Reliant Stadium; the roof was open for pregame and halftime shows and closed during the game.[5] A retractable roof is a technology used in many sports venues. ... Installation art by Peter Eisenman in the courtyard of Castelvecchio Museum in Verona, Italy, Entitled: Il giardino dei passi perduti, (The garden of the lost steps) Peter Eisenman (born August 11, 1932 in Newark, New Jersey) is one of the foremost practitioners of deconstructivism in American architecture. ... HOK Sport is a division of the international architectural firm HOK which specializes in sports facilities. ... Date February 1, 2004 Stadium Reliant Stadium City Houston, Texas MVP Tom Brady, Quarterback Favorite Patriots by 7 National anthem Beyoncé Coin toss Earl Campbell, Ollie Matson, Don Maynard, Y.A. Tittle, Mike Singletary, Gene Upshaw Referee Ed Hochuli Halftime show Janet Jackson, Justin Timberlake, Outkast, P. Diddy, Kid Rock... Reliant Stadium is a football stadium in Houston, Texas. ...


This will be the first time a Super Bowl is played on a retractable natural-grass field surface, as the University of Phoenix Stadium removable surface is unique for American sports venues.[6]


Entertainment

According to the entertainment publication Variety, as of February 2007, the NFL is developing a wish list for the halftime performer(s). Bruce Springsteen and Norah Jones are reported as potential targets.[7] Although country music seems to be a major interest for the NFL, and is looking into a 10-year contract with CMT as the halftime show producer[8]. On August 16, the NFL and FOX confirmed that Ryan Seacrest will serve as the pre-game and halftime show host. Variety is a daily newspaper for the entertainment industry. ... The following is a list of Super Bowl halftime shows. ... Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen (born September 23, 1949) is an influential American singer, songwriter, and guitarist. ... Norah Jones (born Geethali Norah Jones Shankar on March 30, 1979 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American singer-songwriter, musician and occasional actress. ... This article includes a list of works cited but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... CMT can refer to: Cadmium Mercury Telluride Canal Metropolitano Televisión Catalog Management Table Certified Market Technician Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease Childrens Musical Theatreworks of Fresno, California Chip Multi Threading Comision del Mercado de las Telecommunicaciones, the Spanish communications industry regulator. ... Ryan John Seacrest (born December 24, 1974) is an American radio, television personality, and anchorman. ...


Commercials

The scheduled date for Super Bowl XLII is Sunday, February 3; this is two days before Super Tuesday, the date in which many states are holding their presidential primaries. As such, some presidential hopefuls are considering purchasing Super Bowl ads. Says Republican presidential candidate John McCain, the football audience is "a very ripe and timely target."[9] Although there has been speculation that ads will be more serious and tamed, due to several controversies involving Super Bowl XLI's commercials, one involving an alleged homophobic Snickers ad, and one General Motors ad allegedly mocking suicides and depression. In the United States, Super Tuesday commonly refers to a Tuesday in early March of a presidential election year. ... The series of Presidential primary elections and caucuses is one of the first steps in the process of electing the President of the United States of America. ... The Republican Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States of America, along with the Democratic Party. ... “McCain” redirects here. ... Date February 4, 2007 Stadium Dolphin Stadium City Miami Gardens, Florida MVP Peyton Manning, Quarterback, Colts Favorite Colts by 6. ... Homophobia is a term used to describe: A culturally determined phobia manifesting as fear, revulsion, or contempt for homosexuality. ... Snickers (original) Snickers (original) Snickers (original) Snickers is a candy bar made by Mars, Incorporated. ... General Motors Corporation, also known as GM or The General, an American multinational corporation, is the worlds largest auto company. ... For other uses, see Suicide (disambiguation). ... Look up depression in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


References

  1. ^ Loverro, Thom. "D.C.'s so unSuper in winter", Washington Times. Retrieved on 2005-09-10. 
  2. ^ Pedulla, Tom. "N.Y./N.J. Super Bowl in 2008 may not come to pass", USA Today, 2003-09-22. Retrieved on 2005-09-10. 
  3. ^ "Arizona awarded 2008 Super Bowl", NFL.com, 2003-10-30. Retrieved on 2007-02-08. 
  4. ^ a b Governor Napolitano and Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee Unveil Countdown Clock, Official Super Bowl Logo, Statewide Outreach Program, and Mascot. Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee (2007-02-06). Retrieved on 2007-02-07.
  5. ^ Associated Press (2004-01-22). Stadium roof could be open for Super Bowl. Superbowl.com. Retrieved on 2007-02-08.
  6. ^ CMX (2006-06-15). Cards stadium rolls field into place for 1st time. Press release. Retrieved on 2007-05-09.
  7. ^ The Arizona Republic (2007-02-28). NFL not naming wish list for Super Bowl halftime. azcentral.com. Retrieved on 2007-03-01.
  8. ^ http://www.flyawaycafe.com/talking-about-the-super-bowl-already/
  9. ^ "Political ads during Super Bowl?", Associated Press. Retrieved on 2007-05-21. 

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