As Super Bowl XXI was played in suburban Pasadena, Los Angeles' own Coliseum was decked out for the day as well.
The Coliseum field was painted in bright colors, with a Super Bowl XXV insignia there for all to see. No one was on hand, of course, except maybe a few photographers interested in a sidelight story. The game was about 20 miles away, after all.
So what was the Coliseum up to? Well, Feb. 5 in New York, bids will be presented to an NFL committee for the 1991 Super Bowl. That's right. Super Bowl XXV. And representatives of the Coliseum Commission will be there, trying to get the game for Los Angeles.
So, painting the field seemed a nice gimmick. Also, if the NFL didn't think the Coliseum was serious, it will know now. Football field paint isn't all that cheap.