January 26, 1987 |
Dean Lee, 25, of Pasadena wanted to make a buck or two off the game. So he hit on a new Super Bowl souvenir--flowers. He picked roses and birds of paradise (in orange-and-blue team colors) from his and a neighbor's gardens, and peddled them outside the game at $3 each. "I kind of put the press on--'Buy her a rose,'--and it's hard to resist," Lee said.
February 4, 2013 |
That's how you start a Super Bowl. Twenty-six students from Sandy Hook Elementary School got the Super Bowl off to an emotional start as they joined Jennifer Hudson in singing "America the Beautiful" before the game on Sunday. The students, members of the school that was the scene of a mass shooting in December, gave a great performance, which you can watch above. "We have come to New Orleans to represent the Sandy Hook Family and the community of Newtown, Connecticut," the students said in a statement.
January 24, 2001 |
The Miami Hurricanes have six former players in the Super Bowl, and Giant linebackers Jessie Armstead and Mike Barrow have proudly mentioned it every time they have gotten a chance. "People want to talk about Linebacker U and Quarterback U, but Miami is NFL U," Barrow said. The Ravens have four former Hurricanes: cornerback Robert Bailey, linebacker Ray Lewis, cornerback Duane Starks and offensive lineman Kipp Vickers. Penn State has the second-most former players at the Super Bowl with five.
February 2, 1988 |
The Super Bowl battle between the Washington Redskins and the Denver Broncos was seen by an estimated 105 million viewers, ABC said Monday, but the overnight Nielsen ratings from 15 major cities indicated that the football championship had a smaller audience than last year. Sunday's game, which Washington won 42-10, averaged a 41.2 rating and attracted 60% of the available viewers in the 15 cities where ratings are available the following day. National ratings will be available today.
January 27, 2008
The Times has selected the top 32 Super Bowl winners and seeded them into a tournament. Results from the first four games of Round 1 (1,990 votes cast): 2003 New England Patriots 2005 Pittsburgh Steelers -- 75.0% -- -- 25.0% -- 1976 Oakland Raiders -- 72.5% -- 1971 Dallas Cowboys -- 27.5% -- 1984 San Francisco 49ers -- 84.0% -- 1980 Oakland Raiders -- 16.0% -- 1986 New York Giants -- 31.8% -- 1983 L.A. Raiders -- 68.2% -- Cast your vote for the next four head-to-head matchups at latimes.