Monday, January 24, 2011

45 Stops to Super Bowl XLV: #41-#45

The "45 Stops to Super Bowl XLV" is a series that will feature stories, stats and interesting trivia that you can use to act smart as you prepare for Super Bowl XLV. I've done this on SPORTZASSASSIN.COM for Super Bowls XL, XLI, XLIII, XLIV and for AOL's FanHouse for Super Bowl XLII.

#41-SUPER BOWL ON FOX: This will be the sixth time the Super Bowl has been televised by Fox. The last time was in 2008 when Joe Buck and Troy Aikman called the Giants upset of the Patriots in Super Bowl XLII. This will be the third Super Bowl that Buck/Aikman have called. The first three Fox telecasts featured Pat Summerall and John Madden.

#42-AFC LOVES FEBRUARY: The Super Bowl will be held on February 6th. Since the first February Super Bowl in 2002, the AFC is 6-2 in those games held in the calendar's shortest month:

Super Bowl XXXVI: Patriots beat Rams on February 3, 2002
Super Bowl XXXVIII: Patriots beat Panthers on February 1, 2004
Super Bowl XXXIX: Patriots beat Eagles on February 6, 2005
Super Bowl XL: Steelers beat Seahawks on February 5, 2006
Super Bowl XLI: Colts beat Bears on February 4, 2007
Super Bowl XLII: Giants beat Patriots on February 3, 2008
Super Bowl XLIII: Steelers beat Cardinals on February 1, 2009
Super Bowl XLIV: Saints beat Colts on February 7, 2010

#43-SCORE EARLY AND OFTEN: The team who scores first in a Super Bowl is 28-16. However, the team who has scored first has lost six of the last nine Super Bowls.

*Teams who score at least 30 points are 22-1.
*Teams that score the first TD are 31-13.
*Teams leading at the half are 33-9 (there have been two ties)

#44-SUPER BOWL AND WORLD SERIES: Dallas/Ft. Worth will be just the fifth city to host both a Super Bowl and a World Series in the same "sports season". Only six cities/metro areas have hosted the World Series and Super Bowl back-to-back. Remember that the Texas Rangers made their first World Series appearance last October.

1966/1967-Los Angeles: The Dodgers were swept in the 1966 World Series and the LA Coliseum would host the first ever Super Bowl the next January.

1977-Los Angeles: The Rose Bowl hosted the 1977 Super Bowl and the Dodgers would play in the Fall Classic later that year.

1991/1992-Minneapolis. The Twins won the 1991 World Series and the city hosted the 1992 Super Bowl.

1998-San Diego: San Diego hosted the 1998 Super Bowl and the Padres would go on to play in the World Series that fall.

1999/2000-Atlanta: The Braves lost the 1999 World Series and Hot-lanta hosted the 2000 Super Bowl.

2008/2009-Tampa Bay: The Rays lost the 2008 World Series in St. Pete while the Buccaneers home hosted the Super Bowl.

#45-DON'T MESS WITH TEXAS: This will be the first Super Bowl held in the Dallas-Fort Worth area ... but it will be the third held in the state of Texas. Houston was the site for the other two Super Bowls. Rice Stadium hosted Super Bowl VIII (Miami over Minnesota) and Reliant Field hosted Super Bowl XXXVIII (New England over Carolina).

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