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Encyclopedia > Super Bowl XXXVI
Super Bowl XXXVI
Image:SuperBowlXXXVI.png
1 2 3 4 Total
Rams 3 0 0 14 17
Patriots 0 14 3 3 20
Date February 3, 2002
Stadium Louisiana Superdome
City New Orleans, Louisiana
MVP Tom Brady, Quarterback (New England)
Favorite Rams by 14
National anthem Mariah Carey
Coin toss George H. W. Bush and Roger Staubach
Referee Bernie Kukar
Halftime show U2
Attendance 72,922
TV in the United States
Network FOX
Announcers Pat Summerall and John Madden
Nielsen Ratings 40.4
Market share 61
Cost of 30-second commercial US$1.9 million

Super Bowl XXXVI was the 36th Super Bowl, the championship game of the National Football League (NFL). The game was played on February 3, 2002 at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana following the 2001 regular season. Image File history File links Super Bowl XXXVI logo, claiming fair use File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... City Foxborough, Massachusetts Other nicknames The Pats Team colors Nautical Blue, New Century Silver, Red, and White Head Coach Bill Belichick Owner Robert Kraft General manager Bill Belichick Mascot Pat Patriot League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–69) Eastern Division (1960–69) National Football League (1970–present) American Football... February 3 is the 34th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 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The American Football Conference (AFC) champion New England Patriots defeated the National Football Conference (NFC) champion St. Louis Rams, 20–17, as kicker Adam Vinatieri made a game-winning 48-yard field goal as time expired. The Rams had been 14-point favorites to win the game, making the Patriots' victory one of the biggest upsets in Super Bowl history. The American Football Conference (AFC) is one of the two conferences of the National Football League (NFL). ... City Foxborough, Massachusetts Other nicknames The Pats Team colors Nautical Blue, New Century Silver, Red, and White Head Coach Bill Belichick Owner Robert Kraft General manager Bill Belichick Mascot Pat Patriot League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–69) Eastern Division (1960–69) National Football League (1970–present) American Football... The National Football Conference is one of the two conferences of the National Football League. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


While the game itself was memorable, the halftime performance by U2 is also considered one of the better halftime shows in the history of the Super Bowl, as is Mariah Carey's rendition of the National Anthem. [1] U2 are a rock band from Dublin, Ireland. ... Mariah Carey (born March 27, 1970) is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, music video director and actress. ... A national anthem is a generally patriotic musical composition that is evoking and eulogizing the history, traditions and struggles of its people, recognized either by a nations government as the official national song, or by convention through use by the people. ...


Patriots Quarterback Tom Brady, who completed 16 of 27 passes for 145 yards and a touchdown, was named Super Bowl MVP. Thomas Edward Brady, Jr. ... The Super Bowl MVP, or Super Bowl Most Valuable Player, is an award given at the conclusion of the Super Bowl, the National Football Leagues championship game, to the player deemed to have made the most significant positive impact on the outcome of the game. ...


Due to the September 11, 2001 attacks and the NFL schedule being moved one week back, Super Bowl XXXVI was thus rescheduled from the original date of January 27 to February 3. Because of the attacks, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has designated each subsequent Super Bowl a National Special Security Event (NSSE). By 2004, the league had restored the traditional pre-Super Bowl bye week that had been abolished prior to the 2001 NFL season, to reduce the possibility of the Super Bowl being unexpectedly delayed again. 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... January 27 is the 27th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... February 3 is the 34th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is a Cabinet department of the federal government of the United States that is concerned with protecting the American homeland and the safety of American citizens. ... United States Department of Homeland Security A National Special Security Event (NSSE) is declared by the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to assume federal control of security measures normally employed by local law enforcement. ... A bye is when a player or team is allowed to advance to the next round of a playoff tournament without playing. ... The 2001 NFL season was the 82nd regular season of the National Football League. ...

Contents

Background

St. Louis Rams

After their Super Bowl winning 1999 season, the Rams offense again dominated the league, leading the NFL in passing, scoring, and total yards. However, they had one of the worst defenses in the league, ranking second to last in points allowed. This, along with injury problems and a coaching change (Super Bowl winning coach Dick Vermeil left the team and was replaced by Mike Martz), caused them to slip to a 10-6 record in 2000 and be eliminated in the wild card round of the playoffs. Dick Vermeil is a former American head coach for the National Football Leagues Philadelphia Eagles (1976-1982), St. ... Mike Martz (born May 13, 1951, Sioux Falls, South Dakota) is the offensive coordinator for the Detroit Lions. ...


However, after signing several new defensive players in the offseason, the Rams finished the 2001 season with the NFL's best regular season record at 14-2, and advanced to their second Super Bowl appearance in the last 3 seasons. In 2001, they led the league in both total offensive yards (6,930) and scoring (503). This was their third consecutive season with over 500 points, an NFL record. On defense, they only allowed 271 points, improving their 31st ranking from last season to 7th.


Their offense, nicknamed "The Greatest Show on Turf", is widely considered one of the best in NFL history. There seemed to be an endless amount of offensive talent at every position. Quarterback Kurt Warner was awarded the NFL Most Valuable Player Award after throwing for 4,830 yards and 36 touchdowns, with 22 interceptions, and earning a league high 101.4 passer rating. Wide receivers Torry Holt and Isaac Bruce each amassed over 1,100 receiving yards, combining for 142 receptions, 2,469 yards, and 13 touchdowns. Wide receiver Ricky Proehl caught 40 passes for 563 yards and 5 touchdowns. Tight end Ernie Conwell caught 38 passes for 431 yards and 4 touchdowns. Wide receiver Az-Zahir Hakim caught 39 passes for 374 yards, and added another 333 yards returning punts. Kurtis Eugene the Boyo Warner (was never born June 22, 1971, Burlington, Iowa) is a professional American football quarterback on the Arizona Cardinals. ... The NFL Most Valuable Player Award is given by various entities, most notably the Associated Press, to the player who has contributed the most to the success of the players team. ... Passer rating is a measure of the performance of quarterbacks or any other passers in American football and Canadian football. ... Holt celebrating after a TD Torry Jabar Holt (born June 5, 1976 in Greensboro, North Carolina) nicknamed Big Game is an NFL wide receiver who currently plays for the St. ... Isaac Isidore Bruce (born November 10, 1972 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA) is an American football wide receiver. ... Richard Scott Proehl (born March 7, 1968 in Bronx, New York) is an American football wide receiver for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League. ... Ernie Conwell (born 8/17, 1972) is an american football tight end on the New Orleans Saints. ... Az-Zahir Ali Hakim (born June 3, 1977 in Los Angeles, California) is an American football wide receiver for the San Diego Chargers of theNFL. He was originally selected in the fourth round of the 1998 NFL Draft out of San Diego State University by the St. ...


Running back Marshall Faulk won NFL Offensive Player of the Year Award for the third year in a row. He rushed for 1,382 yards, caught 83 passes for 765 yards, scored 21 touchdowns, and became the first NFL player ever to gain more than 2,000 combined rushing and receiving yards for 4 consecutive seasons. Running back Trung Canidate was also a major contributor, rushing for 441 yards, catching 17 passes for 154 yards, returning kickoffs for 748 yards, and scoring 6 touchdowns. Up front, their offensive line was led by guard Adam Timmerman and offensive tackle Orlando Pace, who was selected to the Pro Bowl for the third year in a row. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The NFL Offensive Player of the Year Award is given annually by the Associated Press to the offensive player of the National Football League believed to have had the most outstanding season. ... Trung Canidate was a running back in the NFL. In his career he has played for the St. ... Adam Larry Timmerman (Born:August 14, 1971) is a National Football League offensive lineman for the Saint Louis Rams. ... Orlando Lamar Pace (born November 4, 1975 in Sandusky, Ohio) is an American football player who currently plays offensive tackle for the St. ... In professional American football, the Pro Bowl is the all-star game of the National Football League (NFL). ...


The Rams also had a solid defense, ranking third in the league in fewest yards allowed (4,733). The line was anchored by Pro Bowl defensive end Leonard Little, who led the team with 14.5 sacks and recovered a fumble, and defensive end Grant Wistrom, who recorded 9 sacks, 2 interceptions, and 1 fumble recovery. Behind them, the Rams linebacking core was led by London Fletcher, who had 4.5 sacks and 2 interceptions. St. Louis also had an outstanding secondary, led by Dre' Bly (6 interceptions, 150 return yards, and 2 touchdowns), Pro Bowler Aeneas Williams (4 interceptions, 69 return yards, 2 touchdowns), and Dexter McCleon (4 interceptions, 66 yards). Leonard Antonio Little (born October 19, 1974 in Asheville, North Carolina) is an American football defensive end who currently plays for the St. ... Grant Wistrom (Born:July 3, 1976) is an American football defensive end who currently plays for the Seattle Seahawks. ... London Levi Fletcher (born May 19, 1975 in Cleveland, Ohio) is an American football linebacker who currently plays for the Buffalo Bills of the NFL. Recently it was discovered that he will be playing with the name London Fletcher-Baker in 2006. ... Donald André Bly (born May 22, 1977 in Chesapeake, Virginia), better known as Dré Bly, is an American football player. ... Aeneas Williams is a former American NFL cornerback and free safety, who last played with the St. ... Dexter Keith McCleon (born October 9, 1973) is a American Football cornerback who played for the St. ...


New England Patriots

The Patriots' chances for a Super Bowl appearance seemed to be doomed barely after the season had begun. The Patriots lost their first two games, and starting quarterback Drew Bledsoe suffered an injury that caused him to miss the rest of the regular season. His replacement was second-year quarterback Tom Brady, a sixth-round draft pick who had thrown only 3 passes in 2000. Then in the fourth game of the year, wide receiver Terry Glenn, their leading receiver in 2000, was benched for the rest of the season due to off the field problems. Mike Philbin (born February 14, 1972) is a former American football quarterback known best for his almost eight years of starting for the New England Patriots. ... Thomas Edward Brady, Jr. ... Terry Tyree Glenn (born July 23, 1974 in Columbus, Ohio) is an American football player who currently plays for the Dallas Cowboys at the wide receiver position. ...


But Brady surprised the league by having an outstanding regular season and leading New England to an 11-5 record. He completed 63.9 percent of his passes for 2,843 yards and 18 touchdowns with 12 interceptions and was selected to the Pro Bowl. Veteran Pro Bowl wide receiver Troy Brown was the main threat in the passing game, recording 101 receptions for 1,199 yards and 5 touchdowns, while also adding another 413 yards and 2 touchdowns returning punts. On the other side of the field, wide receiver David Patten was also a significant threat, catching 51 passes for 749 yards and 4 touchdowns. Running back Antowain Smith provided the team with a decent rushing attack, rushing for 1,157 yards, catching 19 passes for 192 yards, and scoring 13 touchdowns. Troy Fitzgerald Brown (born July 2, 1971 in Barnwell, South Carolina) is an American football wide receiver and cornerback formerly of the New England Patriots of the National Football League. ... David Patten is an American football player. ... Antowain Smith (born March 14, 1972 in Millbrook, Alabama) is an American Football player who currently plays running back for the New Orleans Saints of the NFL. Smith has previously played for the Buffalo Bills and the New England Patriots. ...


New England also had a very solid defense. Up front, linemen Bobby Hamilton (7 sacks, 1 fumble recovery), and Richard Seymour excelled at pressuring quarterbacks and stuffing the run. Behind them, the Patriots had 3 superb linebackers in Mike Vrabel (2 interceptions, 3 sacks), Willie McGinest (5 sacks), and Tedy Bruschi (2 interceptions). But the biggest strength of the defense was their secondary. Defensive back Otis Smith led the team with 5 interceptions, which he returned for 181 yards and 2 touchdowns. Cornerback Ty Law intercepted 3 passes, returning them for 91 yards and 2 touchdowns. Safety Lawyer Milloy had 2 interceptions and was the only player on defense to make the Pro Bowl. Bobby Hamilton is a National Football League defensive end for the Oakland Raiders. ... Richard Vershaun Seymour (born October 6, 1979 in Gadsden, South Carolina) is an American football defensive lineman for the New England Patriots of the National Football League. ... Michael George Vrabel (born August 14, 1975 in Akron, Ohio) is an American football player. ... Willie McGinest William Lee McGinest, Jr, (born December 11, 1971 in Long Beach, California), is an American Football linebacker for the Cleveland Browns. ... Tedy Lacap Bruschi (pronounced BREW-ski) (born June 9, 1973 in San Francisco, California) is an American football linebacker for the New England Patriots of the National Football League. ... Otis Smith (born October 22, 1965) is an American football player. ... Tajuan Law, best known as Ty Law, (born February 10, 1974 in the Pittsburgh suburb of Aliquippa, Pennsylvania) is an American football cornerback who currently plays with the Kansas City Chiefs. ... Lawyer Milloy (born November 14, 1973 in St. ...


In a precursor of things to come, the Patriots hosted the Rams in a nationally televised, ESPN Sunday night regular-season game eleven weeks prior to Super Bowl XXXVI. The underdog Patriots jumped out to an early lead before the Rams wore New England down in the second half and won 24-17. The Rams, however, came out of the game pretty banged up; four of their defensive players were knocked out of the game with injuries. The Patriots' physical play led Rams coach Mike Martz, in an eerie premonition, to say after the game that the Patriots were "a Super Bowl-caliber team." [1] The Patriots would drop to 5-5 after the loss, but would not lose another game the rest of the season.


Playoffs

Further information: NFL playoffs, 2001-02

The Rams started out their postseason with a 45-17 win over the Green Bay Packers in the divisional round. Expected to be a close shootout between Warner and Packers quarterback Brett Favre, the Rams defense dominated the Packers by intercepting a playoff record 6 passes from Favre and returning 3 of them for touchdowns. The Rams offense also racked up 24 points on 2 touchdown passes by Warner, a touchdown run by Faulk, and a field goal by Jeff Wilkins, helping St. Louis put the game away by the end of the third quarter. The NFL playoffs following the 2001 NFL season led up to Super Bowl XXXVI. For the first time, the NFL scheduled prime time playoff games for the first two rounds in an attempt to attract more television viewers. ... City Green Bay, Wisconsin Team colors Dark Green, Gold, and White Head Coach Mike McCarthy Owner 111,967 stockholders (Green Bay Packers Foundation) Chairman Bob Harlan General manager Ted Thompson Fight song Go! You Packers! Go! League/Conference affiliations Independent (1919-1920) National Football League (1921–present) Western Division (1933... Brett Lorenzo Favre (born October 10, 1969, in Gulfport, Mississippi)[1] is the current starting quarterback for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL). ... Jeff Allen Wilkins (born April 19, 1972 in Youngstown, Ohio) is an American football kicker who currently plays for the St. ...


One week later, the Rams advanced to the Super Bowl with a 29-24 win over the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFC championship game. Philadelphia managed to build a 17-13 halftime lead, but St. Louis stormed back with 16 unanswered second half points (2 touchdown runs by Faulk and a Wilkins field goal) to clinch the win. Warner finished the game with 22 of 33 pass completions for 212 yards and a touchdown, with no interceptions, while Faulk rushed for 159 yards and 2 touchdowns. This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


In the AFC, the Patriots defeated the Oakland Raiders 16-13 in a driving New England snowstorm, aided by a controversial official ruling in the fourth quarter that caused this game to be known as the "tuck game". With his team trailing the Raiders 13-10 late in the fourth quarter, Brady appeared to lose a fumble while being sacked by defensive back Charles Woodson, and linebacker Greg Biekert recovered the ball. However, the play was reviewed by instant replay. Invoking the "tuck rule" which was unheard of to most football fans, where a ball is ruled an incomplete pass after the quarterback starts any forward motion, the play was overturned in a controversial decision that is still heavily debated. Brady then led his team to the Raiders 29-yard line, where kicker Adam Vinatieri made a 45-yard field goal (a dramatic kick through heavy snowfall that barely cleared the crossbar) to send the game into overtime. In the extra period the Patriots won on another Vinatieri field goal, this one from 23 yards. City Oakland, California Other nicknames The Silver and Black, Da Raidahs Team colors Silver and Black Head Coach Lane Kiffin Owner Al Davis General manager Al Davis League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–1969) Western Division (1960–1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970–present) AFC... This article is about the region in the United States of America. ... Charles Woodson (born on October 7, 1976 in Fremont, Ohio) is an American football cornerback for the Green Bay Packers. ... Greg Biekert (born March 14, 1969) was a linebacker in the NFL. Category: ... For other uses of the term Instant replay, see Instant replay (disambiguation). ... The tuck rule is a rule in American professional football, currently used only by the National Football League (NFL). ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


One week later in the AFC title game, the Patriots traveled to Heinz Field to face the Pittsburgh Steelers, who were coming off a 27-10 win over the previous season's Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens. New England scored first with a 55-yard punt return touchdown by Brown, but in the second quarter, Brady was knocked out of the game replaced by Bledsoe in a dramatic reversal of events that took place earlier in the season. After the Steelers scored a field goal, Bledsoe threw an 11-yard pass to Patten to give the Patriots a 14-3 halftime lead. Early in the second half, the Steelers moved from their own 32 to the New England 16, where they lined up for a field goal. But Brandon Mitchell blocked it, Troy Brown picked up the ball at the 40 and ran 11 yards before lateraling to Antwaan Harris, who took it 49 yards for the score that made it 21-3. Pittsburgh countered with 2 third quarter touchdowns, but the Patriots thwarted the comeback attempt by scoring a field goal in the fourth quarter and intercepting 2 passes from Steelers quarterback Kordell Stewart in the final 3 minutes of the game. Heinz Field is a football stadium located just across the Allegheny River from downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... City Baltimore, Maryland Team colors Purple, Black, and Gold Head Coach Brian Billick Owner Steve Bisciotti General manager Ozzie Newsome Mascot Ravens League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1996–present) American Football Conference (1996-present) AFC Central (1996-2001) AFC North (2002-present) Team history Baltimore Ravens (1996–present) Championships... Kordell Slash Stewart (born October 16, 1972 in Marrero, Louisiana) is an American NFL quarterback who most recently played for the Baltimore Ravens. ...


Effect of the September 11, 2001 attacks

The original logo for Super Bowl XXXVI, displaying a Pre-9/11 Mardi Gras theme.

Preparations for Super Bowl XXXVI in New Orleans were planned ever since the city was awarded the game during the NFL's October 1998 meetings. However, the September 11, 2001 attacks led the league to move both the playoffs and the Super Bowl one week back. Rescheduling the game from January 27 to February 3 was a difficult task. Not only would the game itself have to be moved, but all related events and activities had to be accommodated. It was normal for there to be an open weekend between the Conference Championship games and the Super Bowl. However, in this particular season, there wasn't one. Beginning in the 2001 season, the league moved the opening week of games to the weekend after Labor Day. (The date of the Super Bowl had been set through 2003, so the bye week would not return until 2004, when the Super Bowl would be moved to the first weekend in February.) Image File history File links Pre-9/11 Super Bowl XXXVI logo File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... 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... January 27 is the 27th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... February 3 is the 34th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... The National Football League (NFL) playoffs is a single-elimination tournament held at the end of the 16-game regular season to determine the NFL champion. ... The winning Super Bowl team receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy. ... Labour Day (or Labor Day) is an annual holiday that resulted from efforts of the labour union movement, to celebrate the economic and social achievements of workers. ...


The NFL and New Orleans officials worked diligently to put together a deal to reschedule the game. At first, the league considered shortening the regular season, shortening the playoffs, or even moving the game to the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. To further complicate the situation, the National Automobile Dealers Association Convention was scheduled to occupy the Superdome on February 3. On October 3, 2001, the NFL announced their intentions to hold the game on February 3, and by late fall, the three parties came to a final settlement, where the NADA would move their convention's date to the original Super Bowl week, allowing the NFL to move the game back seven days. The Rose Bowl is a stadium in the Los Angeles suburb of Pasadena, California. ... Pasadena is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. ... Convention has at least two very distinct but related meanings. ... October 3 is the 276th day of the year (277th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Following Super Bowl tradition, the original logo for Super Bowl XXXVI was to have a flavor that represented the host city. A logo was designed and distributed on a very small amount of memorabilia items in early 2001. After the 9/11 attacks, a new logo reflecting American pride was designed, featuring the shape of the 48 contiguous states (see the top of this article). Merchandise featuring the original logo is now considered extremely collectible.


Television and entertainment

The game was broadcast in the United States by FOX television, with the broadcast team of play-by-play announcer Pat Summerall and color commentator John Madden. This was Summerall's 26th and (to date) final Super Bowl broadcast on television or radio, and his final telecast with Madden; the two had been paired since 1981. James Brown hosted all the events with help from his then-fellow FOX NFL Sunday cast members Terry Bradshaw, Howie Long and Cris Collinsworth. 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. ... Play-by-play, in broadcasting, is a North American term and means the reporting of a sporting event with a voiceover describing the details of the action of the game in progress. ... George Allen Pat Summerall (born May 10, 1930 in Lake City, Florida) is a former American football player and well-known television sportscaster, having worked at CBS, FOX, and, briefly, ESPN. Summerall is best known for his work with John Madden on CBS and FOXs NFL telecasts, and in... A color commentator (or colour commentator in Canada), sometimes known as a color analyst (or colour analyst), is a member of the broadcasting team for a sporting event who assists the play-by-play announcer by filling in any time when play is not in progress. ... John Earl Madden (born April 10, 1936) is a former National Football League player, head coach, and a Pro Football Hall-of-Famer. ... James Brown James Brown (born February 25, 1951), commonly called J.B., is a TV personality known for being the host of the Fox networks NFL pregame show FOX NFL Sunday. ... NFL on FOX logo. ... Terry Paxton Bradshaw (born September 2, 1948), is a former American football quarterback with the Pittsburgh Steelers in the National Football League (NFL). ... Howard Michael Howie Long (born January 6, 1960 in Somerville, Massachusetts) played football as a defensive end, and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2000. ... Anthony Cris Collinsworth (born January 27, 1959 in Dayton, Ohio), is a former American football player and current television sportscaster. ...


The overall theme of the Super Bowl entertainment was a celebration of the freedom and spirit of America.


Pregame ceremonies

Before the game, an ensemble of singers Barry Manilow, Yolanda Adams, James Ingram, Wynonna and Patti LaBelle performed Manilow's song "Let Freedom Ring". Barry Manilow (born Barry Alan Pincus, June 17, 1943[1] in Brooklyn, New York) is an American singer and songwriter best known for his recordings I Write the Songs, Mandy and Copacabana. His career achievements include selling more than 75 million records worldwide. ... Yolanda Yvette Adams (born August 27, 1962 in Houston, Texas) is a American singer, with 3 Grammy Awards. ... James Ingram (born February 16, 1956 in Akron, Ohio) is an American soul musician, famous for his vocal performance. ... Wynonna Judd shakes hands with Marine Cpl. ... Patti LaBelle (born Patricia Louise Holt on May 24, 1944 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is a legendary R&B/soul singer who fronted two very successful groups, Patti LaBelle and the Bluebelles and Labelle, which completely changed and birthed a new era of womens music and, in the process, has...


In a video segment, past and present NFL players read excerpts from the Declaration of Independence. Former U.S. presidents Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, George H. W. Bush, and Bill Clinton appeared in another videotaped segment and recited some of the speeches by Abraham Lincoln. Because Ronald Reagan had Alzheimer's disease, his wife Nancy appeared on the segment instead. U.S. Declaration of Independence The Declaration of Independence is the document in which the Thirteen Colonies declared themselves independent of the Kingdom of Great Britain and explained their justifications for doing so. ... this guy is awsome i played him in a school play he also has some pretty funky history Gerald Rudolph Ford, Jr. ... James Earl Jimmy Carter, Jr. ... George Herbert Walker Bush (born June 12, 1924) was the 41st President of the United States, serving from 1989 to 1993. ... William Jefferson Bill Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III[1] on August 19, 1946) was the 42nd President of the United States, serving from 1993 to 2001. ... For other uses, see Abraham Lincoln (disambiguation). ... Ronald Wilson Reagan (February 6, 1911 – June 5, 2004) was the 40th President of the United States (1981 – 1989) and the 33rd Governor of California (1967 – 1975). ... Anne Frances Robbins Nancy Davis Reagan, or Nancy Reagan (born July 6, 1921), was the First Lady of the United States of America from 1981 to 1989. ...


Singers Mary J. Blige and Marc Anthony, along with the Boston Pops Orchestra, performed "America the Beautiful". Paul McCartney then sang his 9/11 tribute song "Freedom." Afterwards, singer Mariah Carey, accompanied by the Boston Pops Orchestra, performed the national anthem. Mary Jane Blige (born January 11, 1971 in The Bronx, New York), is a six-time Grammy Award-winning American R&B, soul, and hip-hop soul singer, rapper, songwriter, producer, and actress who has sold over forty million albums around the world since her career began in 1991. ... Marc Anthony (born Marco Antonio Muñiz on September 16 1968) is a Puerto Rican-American singer-songwriter popular in Latin America for his salsa music and salsa monga ballads. ... The Boston Pops Orchestra was founded in 1885 as a subsection of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. ... America the Beautiful is an American patriotic song which rivals The Star-Spangled Banner, the national anthem of the United States, in popularity. ... Sir James Paul McCartney, MBE (born 18 June 1942) is an iconic Academy Award– and Grammy Award–winning English singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who first gained worldwide fame as one of the founding members of The Beatles. ... Mariah Carey (born March 27, 1970) is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, music video director and actress. ...


George H. W. Bush became the first president, past or present, to participate in a Super Bowl coin toss in person (Ronald Reagan participated in the Super Bowl XIX coin toss via satellite from the White House in 1985). Bush was joined by hall of fame and former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Roger Staubach, who played at the United States Naval Academy. Coin flipping or coin tossing is the practice of throwing a coin in the air to resolve a dispute between two parties or otherwise choose between two alternatives. ... Date January 20, 1985 Stadium Stanford Stadium City Stanford, California MVP Joe Montana, Quarterback Favorite 49ers by 3 National anthem Childrens Choir of Los Angeles Coin toss Ronald Reagan (via satellite from the White House) and Hugh McElhenny Referee Pat Haggerty Halftime show World of Childrens Dreams with... For other uses, see White House (disambiguation). ... The Pro Football Hall of Fame is the National Football Leagues Hall of Fame. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Roger Thomas Staubach (born February 5, 1942) is a businessman, Heisman Trophy winner and former American professional football player where he was the quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys for most of the 1970s during their reign as Americas Team. ... The United States Naval Academy (USNA) is an institution for the undergraduate education of officers of the United States Navy and Marine Corps and is in Annapolis, Maryland, near Washington D.C. The Academy often is referred to simply as Annapolis although naval officers normally refer to it in conversation...


Halftime show

The halftime show featured a three-song set from Irish rockers U2, fresh off their successful Elevation Tour. After renditions of "Beautiful Day" and "MLK", the band launched into "Where the Streets Have No Name," featuring two backdrops with the names of victims of the 9/11 attacks floating into the sky behind the band and Bono opening his jacket to reveal an American flag printed into the lining. U2 are a rock band from Dublin, Ireland. ... The rock band U2s Elevation Tour took place in 2001 in support of their album All That You Cant Leave Behind. ... Beautiful Day is the lead single from U2s 2000 album, All That You Cant Leave Behind. ... MLK is a song on U2s 1984 album The Unforgettable Fire. ... Where the Streets Have No Name is the opening track and third single from U2s 1987 album, The Joshua Tree. ... Paul David Hewson, KBE[1] (born 10 May 1960), known as Bono (IPA pronunciation: ), is the Academy Award nominated and Grammy winning lead singer and principal lyricist of the Irish rock band U2. ... Union Jack. ...


Game summary

The Patriots dispensed with the traditional individual player introductions, choosing to enter the stadium as a team. This unselfish approach carried over into the game; even though the Rams outgained the Patriots 427-267 in total yards, New England forced three turnovers and converted them into 17 points, while committing no turnovers themselves.


The Rams scored first midway through the first quarter, driving 48 yards in 10 plays to set up a 50-yard field goal by kicker Jeff Wilkins. The rest of the quarter was scoreless as both teams' defenses took control. Early in the second quarter, the Rams drove to New England's 34-yard line, but quarterback Kurt Warner's threw an incompletion on third down, and Wilkins' subsequent 52-yard field goal attempt sailed wide left. Jeff Allen Wilkins (born April 19, 1972 in Youngstown, Ohio) is an American football kicker who currently plays for the St. ... Kurtis Eugene the Boyo Warner (was never born June 22, 1971, Burlington, Iowa) is a professional American football quarterback on the Arizona Cardinals. ...


In the second quarter, with 8:49 left on the clock, New England defensive back Ty Law intercepted a pass intended for receiver Isaac Bruce and took off for a 47-yard touchdown return to give the Patriots a 7-3 lead. With less than two minutes left in the first half, Warner completed a pass to receiver Ricky Proehl at the Patriots 40-yard line, but New England defensive back Antwan Harris forced a fumble while tackling him. Patriots defensive back Terrell Buckley recovered the ball. New England quarterback Tom Brady would lead a drive that culminated with an 8-yard touchdown pass to receiver David Patten with just 31 seconds left in the half to give New England a 14-3 halftime lead. Tajuan Law, best known as Ty Law, (born February 10, 1974 in the Pittsburgh suburb of Aliquippa, Pennsylvania) is an American football cornerback who currently plays with the Kansas City Chiefs. ... Isaac Isidore Bruce (born November 10, 1972 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA) is an American football wide receiver. ... Richard Scott Proehl (born March 7, 1968 in Bronx, New York) is an American football wide receiver for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League. ... Terrell Buckley (born June 7, 1971) is an American football cornerback in the NFL and is currently a free agent. ... Thomas Edward Brady, Jr. ... David Patten is an American football player. ...


The Patriots took the opening kickoff of the second half, but could only reach the St. Louis 43-yard line before being forced to punt. Aided by a 20-yard reception by wide receiver Az-Zahir Hakim, a 22-yard reception by Bruce, and a defensive pass interference penalty on Patriots defensive back Otis Smith, the Rams advanced to the New England 41-yard line. But on the next play, linebacker Mike Vrabel and defensive lineman Richard Seymour sacked Warner for a 9-yard loss. Warner then threw 2 consecutive incomplete passes, forcing the Rams to punt. Az-Zahir Ali Hakim (born June 3, 1977 in Los Angeles, California) is an American football wide receiver for the San Diego Chargers of theNFL. He was originally selected in the fourth round of the 1998 NFL Draft out of San Diego State University by the St. ... Michael George Vrabel (born August 14, 1975 in Akron, Ohio) is an American football player. ... Richard Vershaun Seymour (born October 6, 1979 in Gadsden, South Carolina) is an American football defensive lineman for the New England Patriots of the National Football League. ...


Later in the third quarter, Smith intercepted a pass intended for Rams wide receiver Torry Holt after Holt slipped while coming off the line of scrimmage, and returned the ball 30 yards to the Rams 33-yard line. St. Louis' defense kept the Patriots out of the end zone, but kicker Adam Vinatieri made a 37-yard field goal to increase New England's lead to 17-3. Holt celebrating after a TD Torry Jabar Holt (born June 5, 1976 in Greensboro, North Carolina) nicknamed Big Game is an NFL wide receiver who currently plays for the St. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


The Rams responded by driving to the Patriots' 3-yard line on their ensuing drive. On fourth-and-goal, the Rams decided to go for the touchdown with a quarterback sneak by Warner. However, Warner fumbled the ball while being tackled by linebacker Roman Phifer. Defensive back Tebucky Jones recovered the fumble and returned it 97 yards for an apparent touchdown that would have increased the Patriots lead to 24-3. However, the play was nullified by a holding penalty on linebacker Willie McGinest, giving the Rams a first down on the 1-yard line instead. New England kept the Rams out of the end zone for one more play, but Warner scored on a second down, 2-yard touchdown run to cut the deficit to 17-10. Roman Phifer (born March 5, 1968) is an American football linebacker. ... Tebucky Shermai Jones (born October 6, 1974 in New Britain, CT) is a safety in his eighth year. ... Willie McGinest William Lee McGinest, Jr, (born December 11, 1971 in Long Beach, California), is an American Football linebacker for the Cleveland Browns. ...


After Warner's touchdown, the Rams defense forced the Patriots to a three-and-out. St. Louis then drove from their own 7-yard line to the New England 36-yard line, aided by a 30-yard reception by Proehl. However, McGinest sacked Warner for a 16-yard loss on second down, pushing the Rams back to their 46-yard line. St. Louis ended up punting after Warner's third down pass was incomplete. Three and out is an American Football term used to describe a game situation where the team with the ball is unable to get a first down on their possesion and is forced to punt after they run 3 plays. ...


The Rams forced New England to another three-and-out, and they got the ball back on their own 45-yard line with 1:51 left in the game. Warner threw three consecutive completions: an 18-yard pass to Hakim, an 11-yard one to receiver Yo Murphy, and finally a 26-yard touchdown completion to Proehl to tie the game 17-17 with 1:30 left in the fourth quarter. Llewellyn Yo Murphy (born May 11, 1971 in San Pedro, California) is an American gridiron football player, currently playing for the Ottawa Renegades of the Canadian Football League. ...


The Patriots had no timeouts left for their ensuing drive, causing color commentator John Madden to famously declare that the Patriots should run out the clock and go to overtime. Instead, New England decided to go for the win, as Brady opened the drive with three completions to running back J.R. Redmond, which moved the ball to their 41-yard line with 33 seconds left. After an incomplete pass, Brady completed a 23-yard pass to wide receiver Troy Brown, and followed it up with a 6-yard completion to tight end Jermaine Wiggins to advance to the Rams' 30-yard line. Brady then spiked the ball with seven seconds left, setting up Vinatieri's 48-yard field goal attempt. Vinatieri's game-winning kick sailed through the uprights as time expired, marking the first time in Super Bowl history that a game had been won by a score on the final play. There was some controversy over whether there should have been time left on the clock for the Patriots to kick off for one final play. A color commentator (or colour commentator in Canada), sometimes known as a color analyst (or colour analyst), is a member of the broadcasting team for a sporting event who assists the play-by-play announcer by filling in any time when play is not in progress. ... John Earl Madden (born April 10, 1936) is a former National Football League player, head coach, and a Pro Football Hall-of-Famer. ... J.R. Redmond (born September 28, 1977) is a running back for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League. ... Troy Fitzgerald Brown (born July 2, 1971 in Barnwell, South Carolina) is an American football wide receiver and cornerback formerly of the New England Patriots of the National Football League. ... Jermaine Wiggins (born January 18, 1975 in East Boston, Massachusetts) is an American football tight end for the Minnesota Vikings of the NFL. He was originally signed by the New York Jets as an undrafted free agent out of the University of Georgia. ...


Warner finished the game with 28 completions out of 44 passes for 365 yards, 1 touchdown, and 2 interceptions, and rushed 3 times for 6 yards and a touchdown. Hakim was the top receiver of the game with 5 catches for 90 yards, and also rushed once for 5 yards. Rams running back Marshall Faulk led the team with 76 rushing yards, and also caught 4 passes for 54 yards. Patriots running back Antowain Smith was the top rusher of the game with 92 yards, and caught a pass for 4 yards. Troy Brown was the Patriots leading receiver with 6 catches for 89 yards, a 15-yard kickoff return, and a 4-yard punt return, giving him 108 total yards. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Antowain Smith (born March 14, 1972 in Millbrook, Alabama) is an American Football player who currently plays running back for the New Orleans Saints of the NFL. Smith has previously played for the Buffalo Bills and the New England Patriots. ... Troy Fitzgerald Brown (born July 2, 1971 in Barnwell, South Carolina) is an American football wide receiver and cornerback formerly of the New England Patriots of the National Football League. ...


Scoring summary

  • STL- FG Jeff Wilkins 50 3-0 STL
  • NE- Ty Law 47 interception return (Adam Vinatieri kick) 7-3 NE
  • NE- David Patten 8 pass from Tom Brady (Adam Vinatieri kick) 14-3 NE
  • NE- FG Adam Vinatieri 37 17-3 NE
  • STL- Kurt Warner 2 run (Jeff Wilkins kick) 17-10 NE
  • STL- Ricky Proehl 26 pass from Kurt Warner (Jeff Wilkins kick) 17-17 tie
  • NE- FG Adam Vinatieri 48 20-17 NE

Starting lineups

St. Louis Position New England
OFFENSE
Torry Holt WR Troy Brown
Orlando Pace LT Matt Light
Tom Nutten LG Mike Compton
Andy McCollum C Damien Woody
Adam Timmerman RG Joe Andruzzi
Rod Jones RT Greg Robinson-Randall
Ernie Conwell TE Rod Rutledge
Issac Bruce WR David Patten
Kurt Warner QB Tom Brady
Marshall Faulk RB Antowain Smith
James Hodgins FB Marc Edwards
DEFENSE
Chidi Ahanotu LE Bobby Hamilton
Brian Young LDT Brandon Mitchell
Jeff Zgonina RDT Richard Seymour
Grant Wistrom RE Anthony Pleasant
Don Davis LOLB Mike Vrabel
London Fletcher MLB Tedy Bruschi
Tommy Polley ROLB Roman Phifer
Aeneas Williams LCB Ty Law
Dexter McCleon RCB Otis Smith
Adam Archuleta SS Lawyer Milloy
Kim Herring FS Tebucky Jones

Holt celebrating after a TD Torry Jabar Holt (born June 5, 1976 in Greensboro, North Carolina) nicknamed Big Game is an NFL wide receiver who currently plays for the St. ... Troy Fitzgerald Brown (born July 2, 1971 in Barnwell, South Carolina) is an American football wide receiver and cornerback formerly of the New England Patriots of the National Football League. ... Orlando Lamar Pace (born November 4, 1975 in Sandusky, Ohio) is an American football player who currently plays offensive tackle for the St. ... Matthew Charles Light (born June 23, 1978 in Greenville, Ohio) is a star offensive tackle on the New England Patriots. ... Tom Nutten (born June 8, 1971 in Toledo, Ohio) is a former American football guard who played eight seasons in the National Football League with the St. ... Mike Compton (born September 18, 1970) is a former NFL guard who played twelve seasons in the NFL from 1993-2004. ... Andy McCollum (born June 2, 1970 in Akron, Ohio) is a Center for the St. ... Damien Woody is an all-pro NFL center who before playing with the Detroit Lions played with the New England Patriots. ... Adam Larry Timmerman (Born:August 14, 1971) is a National Football League offensive lineman for the Saint Louis Rams. ... Joseph Dominic Andruzzi (born August 23, 1975 in Staten Island, New York) is an American football offensive guard who is a free agent. ... Rod Jones (born January 11, 1974 in Detroit, Michigan) is a former American football tackle who played six seasons in the National Football League. ... Greg Robinson-Randall (born June 23, 1978) is a former NFL tackle who played four seasons in the NFL from 2000-2003. ... Ernie Conwell (born 8/17, 1972) is an american football tight end on the New Orleans Saints. ... Rod Rutledge (born August 12, 1975 in Birmingham, Alabama) is a former professional American football player who played tight end for five seasons for the New England Patriots and Houston Oilers of the National Football League. ... Issac Bruce is an American football wide receiver who currently plays for the St. ... David Patten is an American football player. ... Kurtis Eugene the Boyo Warner (was never born June 22, 1971, Burlington, Iowa) is a professional American football quarterback on the Arizona Cardinals. ... Thomas Edward Brady, Jr. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Antowain Smith (born March 14, 1972 in Millbrook, Alabama) is an American Football player who currently plays running back for the New Orleans Saints of the NFL. Smith has previously played for the Buffalo Bills and the New England Patriots. ... James Hodgins (born April 30, 1977 in San Jose, CA) is a National Football League full back for the Arizona Cardinals. ... Marc Edwards (born November 17, 1974 in Cincinnati, Ohio) is an American football fullback for the Chicago Bears of the NFL. He previously played for the San Francisco 49ers, the Cleveland Browns, the New England Patriots, and the Jacksonville Jaguars. ... Chidi Ahanotu (born October 11, 1970 in Modesto, California) is an American football defensive end for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the NFL. He was originally selected with the fifth pick of the sixth round of the 1993 NFL Draft by Tampa Bay out of California. ... Bobby Hamilton is a National Football League defensive end for the Oakland Raiders. ... Brian Young is the drummer for the New York based power pop band Fountains of Wayne who have released three major label albums and scored an RIAA certified gold record for their single Stacys Mom. ... Brandon Mitchell (June 19, 1975) was an American football defensive lineman who played eight seasons in the National Football League. ... A journeyman defensive tackle who is currently (January 2005) playing for the Miami Dolphins. ... Richard Vershaun Seymour (born October 6, 1979 in Gadsden, South Carolina) is an American football defensive lineman for the New England Patriots of the National Football League. ... Grant Wistrom (Born:July 3, 1976) is an American football defensive end who currently plays for the Seattle Seahawks. ... Anthony Devon Pleasant (born January 27, 1968 in Century, Florida), is a former American professional football player who was selected by the Cleveland Browns in the third round of the 1990 NFL Draft. ... Don Davis (born December 17, 1972 in Olathe, Kansas) is an American football player who currently plays linebacker for the New England Patriots. ... Michael George Vrabel (born August 14, 1975 in Akron, Ohio) is an American football player. ... London Levi Fletcher (born May 19, 1975 in Cleveland, Ohio) is an American football linebacker who currently plays for the Buffalo Bills of the NFL. Recently it was discovered that he will be playing with the name London Fletcher-Baker in 2006. ... Tedy Lacap Bruschi (pronounced BREW-ski) (born June 9, 1973 in San Francisco, California) is an American football linebacker for the New England Patriots of the National Football League. ... Tommy Polley (born January 18, 1978 is linebacker for the Baltimore Ravens. ... Roman Phifer (born March 5, 1968) is an American football linebacker. ... Aeneas Williams is a former American NFL cornerback and free safety, who last played with the St. ... Tajuan Law, best known as Ty Law, (born February 10, 1974 in the Pittsburgh suburb of Aliquippa, Pennsylvania) is an American football cornerback who currently plays with the Kansas City Chiefs. ... Dexter Keith McCleon (born October 9, 1973) is a American Football cornerback who played for the St. ... Otis Fitzgerald Smith (born January 30, 1964 in Jacksonville, Florida) is a former professional basketball player and current co-general manager of the NBAs Orlando Magic. ... Adam Jason Archuleta (born November 27, 1977 in Rock Springs, Wyoming) is an American Football Safety currently playing for the Washington Redskins of the NFL. He spent his first five years in St. ... Lawyer Milloy (born November 14, 1973 in St. ... Kimani Kim Masai Herring (born September 10, 1975) is an American football player who currently plays safety (football) for the Cincinnati Bengals of the NFL. He attended Penn State University and Solon High School. ... Tebucky Shermai Jones (born October 6, 1974 in New Britain, CT) is a safety in his eighth year. ...

Trivia

  • Kurt Warner's 365 passing yards were the second highest total in Super Bowl history behind his own record of 414 yards set in Super Bowl XXXIV.
  • The game marked the 11th -- and most recent -- time that the Super Bowl participants had met during the regular season. Interestingly, with the Patriots' victory, the team that lost the regular season meeting currently has the edge (6-5) in the Super Bowl. [2]
  • This was the New England Patriots' third straight Super Bowl played at the Superdome and second straight Super Bowl as a 14 point underdog.
  • This game was the last Super Bowl played on antiquated AstroTurf. About a year before the game was held, stadium officials considered bringing in natural grass for the game. The system would use large trays of grass grown and cultivated outdoors, and brought inside to be placed on the field of play. Cost concerns, and the fact that it had never been done before, prompted stadium and league officials to abandon the project. During the 2003 season, the Superdome replaced its AstroTurf surface with AstroPlay, a surface that more closely simulates natural grass. The last two teams to play their home games on AstroTurf, the Rams and the Indianapolis Colts, switched to FieldTurf in 2005.
  • This is the only Super Bowl to date to be decided on the last play of the game.
  • Although the Rams led the league during the regular season in red zone possessions, they did not enter the red zone until early in the fourth quarter, in a drive that ended with Warner's 2-yard touchdown run. This drive ended up being the only time in the game that the Rams ran any plays from scrimmage in the red zone.
  • The Patriots became the 8th team to win the Super Bowl over a team with a better record going into the game (13-5 for the Patriots to 16-2 for the Rams).
  • Tom Brady had the third lowest passing yards total for a Super Bowl MVP quarterback with his 145. Roger Staubach has the lowest total with 119 yards in the Cowboys Super Bowl VI win. Brady's was the first such award to be partially awarded through fan voting. The following year's Lindy's Pro Football Annual reported that had fan voting not been factored in that Ty Law would have won the award.
  • Ever since the Patriots' now-famous "team introduction" in Super Bowl XXXVI, the NFL decided to forgo individual player introductions for the Super Bowl ; every subsequent Super Bowl (except XXXVII) has had "team introductions" on both sides.
  • The confetti was red, white, and blue. That color scheme would go on to be used for every Super Bowl from that point on.

Date January 30, 2000 Stadium Georgia Dome City Atlanta, Georgia MVP Kurt Warner, Quarterback Favorite Rams by 7 National anthem Faith Hill Coin toss Super Bowl IV participants: Bud Grant, Lamar Hunt, Bobby Bell, Paul Krause, Willie Lanier, Alan Page, and Jan Stenerud Referee Bob McElwee Halftime show Phil Collins... 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... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Date January 26, 1997 Stadium Louisiana Superdome City New Orleans, Louisiana MVP Desmond Howard, Kick Returner/Punt Returner Favorite Packers by 14 National anthem Luther Vandross Coin toss Past Super Bowl winning coaches: Hank Stram, Mike Ditka, Tom Flores, Tom Landry, Chuck Noll, George Seifert Referee Gerald Austin Halftime show... • Position: Kicker • Height, weight: 6-0, 199 • Age: 28 • Experience: 7 • College: California • Acquired: Waivers from 49ers, 1997 • Last season: Played in all 16 games. ... Date January 25, 1998 Stadium Qualcomm Stadium City San Diego MVP Terrell Davis, Running back Favorite Packers by 11 1/2 National anthem Jewel Coin toss Joe Gibbs, Doug Williams, Eddie Robinson Referee Ed Hochuli Halftime show Boyz II Men, Smokey Robinson, The Temptations, and The Four Tops Attendance 68... Timothy John Dwight, Jr. ... Date January 31, 1999 Stadium Pro Player Stadium City Miami, Florida MVP John Elway, Quarterback Favorite Broncos by 7 1/2 National anthem Cher Coin toss Raymond Berry, Lenny Moore, Jim Parker, Art Donovan, Gino Marchetti, Frank Gifford, Roosevelt Brown, Don Maynard, Sam Huff, Tom Landry Referee Bernie Kukar Halftime... Holt celebrating after a TD Torry Jabar Holt (born June 5, 1976 in Greensboro, North Carolina) nicknamed Big Game is an NFL wide receiver who currently plays for the St. ... Date January 30, 2000 Stadium Georgia Dome City Atlanta, Georgia MVP Kurt Warner, Quarterback Favorite Rams by 7 National anthem Faith Hill Coin toss Super Bowl IV participants: Bud Grant, Lamar Hunt, Bobby Bell, Paul Krause, Willie Lanier, Alan Page, and Jan Stenerud Referee Bob McElwee Halftime show Phil Collins... Jamal Lafitte Lewis (born August 26, 1979 in Nashville, Tennessee) is an American football running back in the NFL who signed with the Cleveland Browns on March 7, 2007. ... Date January 28, 2001 Stadium Raymond James Stadium City Tampa, Florida MVP Ray Lewis, Linebacker Favorite Ravens by 3 National anthem Backstreet Boys Coin toss Marcus Allen, Ottis Anderson, Tom Flores, Bill Parcells Referee Gerald Austin Halftime show Aerosmith, Britney Spears, Nelly, Mary J. Blige and *NSYNC Attendance 71,921... Superdome can stand for: Louisiana Superdome HP Superdome server ... Listen to this article · (info) This audio file was created from an article revision dated 2006-02-04, and may not reflect subsequent edits to the article. ... Natural vegetation dominated by grasses Grass is a common word that generally describes a monocotyledonous green plant in the family Poaceae. ... The 2003 NFL season was the 84th regular season of the National Football League. ... City Indianapolis, Indiana Team colors Royal Blue and White Head Coach Tony Dungy Owner Jim Irsay General manager Bill Polian Mascot Blue [1] League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1953–present) Western Conference (1953-1969) Coastal Division (1967-1969) American Football Conference (1970-present) AFC East (1970-2001) AFC South... The wide plain of FieldTurf used at Torontos Rogers Centre was installed after the 2004 baseball season. ... The 2005 National Football League regular season began on Thursday, September 8, 2005 and ended on Sunday, January 1, 2006, New Years Day. ... Red Zone is a term designating unsafe areas in Iraq after the 2003 invasion by the United States, Britain, and other allies. ... Roger Thomas Staubach (born February 5, 1942) is a businessman, Heisman Trophy winner and former American professional football player where he was the quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys for most of the 1970s during their reign as Americas Team. ... Date January 16, 1972 Stadium Tulane Stadium City New Orleans, Louisiana MVP Roger Staubach, Quarterback Favorite Cowboys by 6 National anthem U.S. Air Force Academy Chorale Coin toss Jim Tunney Referee Jim Tunney Halftime show Salute to Louis Armstrong with Ella Fitzgerald, Carol Channing, Al Hirt and the U... Nickname: City on the Hill, Beantown, The Hub (of the Universe)1, Athens of America, The Cradle of Revolution, Puritan City, Americas Walking City Location in Massachusetts, USA Counties Suffolk County Mayor Thomas M. Menino(D) Area    - City 232. ... This article is about the region in the United States of America. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The 1985-86 NBA Season was the 40th season of the National Basketball Association. ...

Officials

NFL officials (striped shirts) and guests prepare to toss the coin to start the 40th annual Pro Bowl. ... Bernie Kukar (86) Bernie Kukar is an American football official in the National Football League (NFL). ... Mark Hittner (left) talks with Seattle Seahawks head coach Mike Holmgren Mark Hittner is an American football official in the National Football League (NFL) since the beginning of the 1997 NFL season. ... Pete Morelli Pete Morelli (born 1952) is a National Football League referee, who wears the number 135. ... Laird Hayes (born October 3, 1949 in Santa Barbara, California) is an educator and National Football League Side Judge. ... Scott Green is an American football official in the National Football League. ... Mike Carey Michael Mike Carey is an American football official in the National Football League (NFL) since the 1990 NFL season. ... Ronald Leslie Ron Botchan (born February 15, 1935 in Brooklyn, New York) was an American football linebacker in the American Football League from 1960 to 1962 and later as American football official in the National Football League (NFL) from 1980 to 2002. ...

See also

The 2001 NFL season was the 82nd regular season of the National Football League. ... The NFL playoffs following the 2001 NFL season led up to Super Bowl XXXVI. For the first time, the NFL scheduled prime time playoff games for the first two rounds in an attempt to attract more television viewers. ...

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