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2013-01-22 08:51:11 AM
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But you get a Huge Ass Beer with it, which is nice.
 
2013-01-22 09:15:42 AM
Sure, you get 2 teams that have not been to the Superbowl in a decade or more and there will be people that look at this as their once in a lifetime chance. Even though I am not a fan of either team, I was very glad to see somebody new make it rather than some combo of the Packers, Giants, Steelers, or Patriots.
 
2013-01-22 09:17:57 AM
For a brief, fleeting moment after the Ravens/Patriots game was over, I thought "Hey, maybe I should go to the super bowl this year!"

Then I remembered to take my medication and the delusions stopped.
 
2013-01-22 09:35:22 AM
I don't even wanna watch it on tv. Good luck with that $3k shiat
 
2013-01-22 09:36:02 AM

Lt. Cheese Weasel: But you get a Huge Ass Beer with it, which is nice.


Butt chugging!
 
2013-01-22 09:36:24 AM

Dead for Tax Reasons: I don't even wanna watch it on tv. Good luck with that $3k shiat


Epic butt hurt?
 
2013-01-22 09:36:58 AM

GiantRex: For a brief, fleeting moment after the Ravens/Patriots game was over, I thought "Hey, maybe I should go to the super bowl this year!"

Then I remembered to take my medication and the delusions stopped.


There was a time that going to the Super Bowl would have been an entry on my bucket list, but yeah I gotta say, anymore I don't see how going wouldn't end up being a colossal mistake. Unless you have the cash to go VIP Mode, it just doesn't seem like it would be worth the time or money.

Heck it's barely worth the time or money to gather up 10 friends for a pot-luck.
 
2013-01-22 09:38:11 AM
I watched maybe a quarter of the SB last year. This year is the first SB in a long time I'm excited for, but then again I'm a 9ers fan. However, I'm guessing that a lot of the country will agree with Slives and be happy that we get some new teams into the SB. Well the rest of the country that isn't butthurt like mister Tax Reasons above.
 
2013-01-22 09:40:49 AM
Telling everyone that you're not going to watch the Super Bowl makes you so farking cool that I can hardly contain myself.
 
2013-01-22 09:45:39 AM

Dead for Tax Reasons: I don't even wanna watch it on tv. Good luck with that $3k shiat


Tom is that you?
 
2013-01-22 09:47:35 AM

Dead for Tax Reasons: I don't even wanna watch it on tv. Good luck with that $3k shiat


I went to look at your profile to see what possible reason you would have for being pissed at the teams in the SB, but then I saw you're a Kimi-Bob fan, so you get a pass.

/which is more than he got against Finger Boy at Spa
 
2013-01-22 09:48:43 AM

digistil: Dead for Tax Reasons: I don't even wanna watch it on tv. Good luck with that $3k shiat

Epic butt hurt?


More like laughing at people buying tickets at that price
 
2013-01-22 09:51:29 AM

Slives: Packers


The 2010 seaon was our first one since 1997. Overbearing I know.

The past 9 years of superbowls have been awesome with the only repeat NFC team being the Giants. The AFC is the one that needs to get their act together in terms of competitiveness. But goddamnit, I really wanted to go to a SB and next year will be an hour away and there is no way I'm dumping that coin.
 
2013-01-22 10:01:09 AM
$3K. Are they doing the Super Bowl in one of those stadiums that has the giant TV screen so you can at least see the game as well as you could from home?
 
2013-01-22 10:05:16 AM
Not counting the $3000 for a hotel room (you have to rent it for a full week, minimum)
 
2013-01-22 10:46:14 AM

GiantRex: For a brief, fleeting moment after the Ravens/Patriots game was over, I thought "Hey, maybe I should go to the super bowl this year!"

Then I remembered to take my medication and the delusions stopped.


Same here. Flight, room, ticket? That's a down payment on a new car.

But, it does justify throwing one hell of a BBQ/Superb Owl party with my friends in Baltimore. Hey, I'm saving thousands!
 
2013-01-22 10:48:17 AM

Stimied in a Rut: I watched maybe a quarter of the SB last year. This year is the first SB in a long time I'm excited for, but then again I'm a 9ers fan. However, I'm guessing that a lot of the country will agree with Slives and be happy that we get some new teams into the SB. Well the rest of the country that isn't butthurt like mister Tax Reasons above.


not sure if serious
 
2013-01-22 10:51:27 AM

thecpt: Slives: Packers

The 2010 seaon was our first one since 1997. Overbearing I know.

The past 9 years of superbowls have been awesome with the only repeat NFC team being the Giants. The AFC is the one that needs to get their act together in terms of competitiveness. But goddamnit, I really wanted to go to a SB and next year will be an hour away and there is no way I'm dumping that coin.


the NFC isn't as top-heavy as the AFC, but if the cowboys didn't have jerry jones trying to play GM then the last decade would've been non-stop patriots/steelers/colts vs. cowboys/packers/giants
 
2013-01-22 10:53:07 AM

AdamK: cowboys/packers/giants


Yeah, the Cowboys would've made up for all the other times other teams made it. Those Giants and Packers getting in a combined three times sure are a lot.
 
2013-01-22 11:00:29 AM

IAmRight: AdamK: cowboys/packers/giants

Yeah, the Cowboys would've made up for all the other times other teams made it. Those Giants and Packers getting in a combined three times sure are a lot.


if the NFC were as top heavy as the AFC? sure, throw in a 2nd appearance for the packers (maybe when favre was still there) and you've got the AFC over the last decade in a nutshell
 
2013-01-22 11:05:09 AM

AdamK: the NFC isn't as top-heavy as the AFC, but if the cowboys didn't have jerry jones trying to play GM then the last decade would've been non-stop patriots/steelers/colts vs. cowboys/packers/giants


The AFC is so goddamn boring. How many teams beat the Pats this year? How many NFC West teams beat the Pats this year? The only competitive division is the AFC North. I'll give them props at least, and the South is meh. AFC West and AFC North are in pitiful states IMO. The lolphins are getting it together (seemingly) at least.
 
2013-01-22 11:09:56 AM

AdamK: if the NFC were as top heavy as the AFC? sure, throw in a 2nd appearance for the packers (maybe when favre was still there) and you've got the AFC over the last decade in a nutshell


The closest they got with Farve after 1997 was when they lost to the Gnats, who eventually won the SB...

They weren't that great towards the end his time with them. Hell after the Driver announcement "the pack is back" they were only 8-8 that season.
 
2013-01-22 11:14:19 AM

AdamK: Stimied in a Rut: I watched maybe a quarter of the SB last year. This year is the first SB in a long time I'm excited for, but then again I'm a 9ers fan. However, I'm guessing that a lot of the country will agree with Slives and be happy that we get some new teams into the SB. Well the rest of the country that isn't butthurt like mister Tax Reasons above.

not sure if serious


Compared to the last 10+ years or so. I was 9 when the 9ers last made the SB and I'm 26 now. Sure they made the playoffs last year, but I didn't really think it was real and I don't really believe that this run is real either. For the majority of my sporting life (which is probably shorter than many in this thread) the 9ers were a pile of suck. The Ravens won in 2000 (or January 2001 I guess) and have been pretty good, I'll give you that, but didn't make the SB at least that I can remember. In the last 7 years or so we've had many of the same teams in the SB. Granted, the NFC switched it up with having the Saints, Giants, Packers, Seahawks, Cards?, Bears?, Bucs?, Panthers? but the AFC has been mad boring as you mentioned. To be fair I did enjoy the SBs a few years ago that didn't feature the teams that ESPN and the media knob gobbed about the entire season and I think that's why I enjoy this matchup as well even with the fact that I am a fan of one of them.
 
2013-01-22 11:20:25 AM
What would be a cheap Super Bowl to go to?  Oakland vs. St. Louis in Tampa?
 
2013-01-22 11:31:07 AM

thecpt: AdamK: the NFC isn't as top-heavy as the AFC, but if the cowboys didn't have jerry jones trying to play GM then the last decade would've been non-stop patriots/steelers/colts vs. cowboys/packers/giants

The AFC is so goddamn boring. How many teams beat the Pats this year? How many NFC West teams beat the Pats this year? The only competitive division is the AFC North. I'll give them props at least, and the South is meh. AFC West and AFC North are in pitiful states IMO. The lolphins are getting it together (seemingly) at least.


totally agreed, AFC had competitive issues too, you had teams like the Chargers who were garbage but just good enough to keep the rest of the AFC West down, AFC South was more competitive before Manning really started his dominance and guys like VY or Schoob guaranteed that dominance would continue, Patriots basically took advantage of a joke division throughout their reign of dominance, AFC North is really the only division over the last decade that's been competitive

on the bright side for the AFC there's finally been a ton of coaching/GM shakeups, AFC West is getting a ton of new blood, AFC North is bolstering its competitive angle, and the AFC South is wide open without manning... now brady needs to leave the pats and the east will open up again

Stimied in a Rut: AdamK: Stimied in a Rut: I watched maybe a quarter of the SB last year. This year is the first SB in a long time I'm excited for, but then again I'm a 9ers fan. However, I'm guessing that a lot of the country will agree with Slives and be happy that we get some new teams into the SB. Well the rest of the country that isn't butthurt like mister Tax Reasons above.

not sure if serious

Compared to the last 10+ years or so. I was 9 when the 9ers last made the SB and I'm 26 now. Sure they made the playoffs last year, but I didn't really think it was real and I don't really believe that this run is real either. For the majority of my sporting life (which is probably shorter than many in this thread) the 9ers were a pile of suck. The Ravens won in 2000 (or January 2001 I guess) and have been pretty good, I'll give you that, but didn't make the SB at least that I can remember. In the last 7 years or so we've had many of the same teams in the SB. Granted, the NFC switched it up with having the Saints, Giants, Packers, Seahawks, Cards?, Bears?, Bucs?, Panthers? but the AFC has been mad boring as you mentioned. To be fair I did enjoy the SBs a few years ago that didn't feature the teams that ESPN and the media knob gobbed about the entire season and I think that's why I enjoy this matchup as well even with the fact that I am a fan of one of them.


i think you're more talking about fresh blood

i think the best case scenario coming into these playoffs would've been seahawks vs. houston (even tho i don't like cheatin' pete and schoob is weird), out of the final 4 tho this is the best case scenario

wouldn't mind having another superbowl like 2000 - two teams that had never even been to a superbowl before
 
2013-01-22 11:32:38 AM

tricycleracer: What would be a cheap Super Bowl to go to?  Oakland vs. St. Louis in Tampa?


Move it to Indy and I think you may be on to something.
 
2013-01-22 11:34:54 AM

AdamK: wouldn't mind having another superbowl like 2000 - two teams that had never even been to a superbowl before


The Giants had never been to a Super Bowl before? Or are you talking about the Rams?

/I guess you could claim that the St. Louis incarnation hadn't gone to the Super Bowl
 
2013-01-22 11:41:17 AM

grinding_journalist: tricycleracer: What would be a cheap Super Bowl to go to?  Oakland vs. St. Louis in Tampa?

Move it to Indy and I think you may be on to something.


No, just play it at the trop. I'm told it's difficult to get to so that's why nobody goes.
 
2013-01-22 11:47:43 AM

tricycleracer: What would be a cheap Super Bowl to go to?  Oakland vs. St. Louis in Tampa?


Tampa is a great place to catch the Super Bowl. Beaches, strip clubs, good night life, golf courses, theme parks close by... even a Hard Rock casino. About the only knock I can think of is the restaurant scene isn't up to the same standards as say Miami, New Orleans, or LA (back, you know, when they played there). The most whining I think I've ever heard over a Super Bowl venue is when Jacksonville hosted with Dallas a close second due to the weather (although I got to believe that Detroit and Indy had to suck as well). As for match ups, I don't think it matters. You either get the popular teams with big fan bases or the upstart team that's happy to be there (and their fans will pay through the nose because it might be the only time in a generation that they make the Super Bowl).
 
2013-01-22 11:49:11 AM

tricycleracer: What would be a cheap Super Bowl to go to?  Oakland vs. St. Louis in Tampa?


there is no cheap Superbowl. if teams that don't usually make it are playing the media will hype it like it's a once in a lifetime game, and if some of the usual super powers make it, they'll have dedicated fan bases that drive up the price.

/I just want the Titans to make it to the playoffs
 
2013-01-22 11:54:59 AM
Welcome to the demand curve for sports tickets. The Ravens and 49ers fans who OH MY GOD HAVE TO GO are buying tickets now and don't care what they pay. The average ticket price is always highest right after the teams are set. Once that cools off prices are going to go down. The get-in price will be less than a third of that once the game gets closer.
 
2013-01-22 11:56:02 AM
To be honest, the Divisional and Conference championship games are my favorites. They're the last football games marketed to football fans. They're the last games that are in stadiums with actually football fans rooting for the teams on the field.
 
2013-01-22 11:56:53 AM

IAmRight: AdamK: wouldn't mind having another superbowl like 2000 - two teams that had never even been to a superbowl before

The Giants had never been to a Super Bowl before? Or are you talking about the Rams?

/I guess you could claim that the St. Louis incarnation hadn't gone to the Super Bowl


Which SB are we talking about? The one after the '99 season that was played in 2000, between the Rams and Titans (one of the best SBs ever even if I weren't a Rams fan), or the one the following year?
 
2013-01-22 12:00:16 PM

iamskibibitz: Tampa is a great place to catch the Super Bowl.


I live in St. Pete and have been to RayJay probably 30 times.  Love the stadium.  I was just trying to figure the "two unpopular teams playing far from home" scenario.

I guess next year could be fun if it was something like San Diego vs. Arizona at MetLife Stadium during record snowfall.
 
2013-01-22 12:01:58 PM

grinding_journalist: Which SB are we talking about? The one after the '99 season that was played in 2000, between the Rams and Titans (one of the best SBs ever even if I weren't a Rams fan), or the one the following year?


That's the same question I asked!
 
2013-01-22 12:08:21 PM

grinding_journalist: IAmRight: AdamK: wouldn't mind having another superbowl like 2000 - two teams that had never even been to a superbowl before

The Giants had never been to a Super Bowl before? Or are you talking about the Rams?

/I guess you could claim that the St. Louis incarnation hadn't gone to the Super Bowl

Which SB are we talking about? The one after the '99 season that was played in 2000, between the Rams and Titans (one of the best SBs ever even if I weren't a Rams fan), or the one the following year?


the superbowl actually played in 2000 (superbowl 34)

and yeah i got that one wrong, the LA Rams played one in the 70's, but it's close enough i guess
 
2013-01-22 12:16:26 PM

AdamK: and yeah i got that one wrong, the LA Rams played one in the 70's, but it's close enough i guess


You made me wonder, so I checked it out. If you don't count franchise moves as new teams, then there have been exactly four times in Super Bowl history where there has been a matchup of two teams that have never been there before.

Super Bowl I: Obviously this one was the first, so no one had been in one before. Packers/Chiefs, Packers win
Super Bowl III: Jets/Colts, Jets win
Super Bowl XVI: 49ers/Bengals, 49ers win (and seven years later, the exact same teams would do it again)
Super Bowl XX: Bears/Patriots, Bears win.

That's it. That's the extent of SB history wherein two newcomers have faced each other. Hell, I was starting to wonder if it had happened after Super Bowl III as I kept going through year after year of the same teams.
 
2013-01-22 12:24:40 PM

AdamK: and yeah i got that one wrong, the LA Rams played one in the 70's, but it's close enough i guess


And realistically, the LA Rams should have not only been to a couple more, but won a couple more, first getting eaten by those Vikings SB teams that couldn't close the deal, then losing to the '85 Bears in the playoffs, then losing to the Montana 49ers for a few years.

...now I have to spend time determining which NFL franchise has lost the most times in the playoffs to the eventual SB champion. Sigh. (Losing in the SB doesn't count.)
 
2013-01-22 12:27:36 PM
Went to Super Bowl 26 in Minneapolis, that was 1992 and it was crazy.

I'd consider going to an NFL game if I got a free ticket, but only consider. And it better be a helluva matchup.

Super Bowl? With all the costs and BS that's associated with it (such as the TSA screening you get before going in), forget it.
 
2013-01-22 12:38:51 PM

LessO2: BS that's associated with it (such as the TSA screening you get before going in)


That's really not a big deal. You're going to get screened by the TSA on the trip to the game and on the trip back, too. What's one more?

/but yeah, the rest of the hassle I wouldn't be too happy about
//gah if the Seahawks go to the SB next year I'm going to ask everyone I can for a connect to some tickets at a slightly near reasonable price. Maybe crowdsource some income for it.
 
2013-01-22 12:41:46 PM

IAmRight: AdamK: and yeah i got that one wrong, the LA Rams played one in the 70's, but it's close enough i guess

You made me wonder, so I checked it out. If you don't count franchise moves as new teams, then there have been exactly four times in Super Bowl history where there has been a matchup of two teams that have never been there before.

Super Bowl I: Obviously this one was the first, so no one had been in one before. Packers/Chiefs, Packers win
Super Bowl III: Jets/Colts, Jets win
Super Bowl XVI: 49ers/Bengals, 49ers win (and seven years later, the exact same teams would do it again)
Super Bowl XX: Bears/Patriots, Bears win.

That's it. That's the extent of SB history wherein two newcomers have faced each other. Hell, I was starting to wonder if it had happened after Super Bowl III as I kept going through year after year of the same teams.


Don't forget next year! Browns-Lions, baby!

/A guy can dream, right?
 
2013-01-22 12:50:57 PM

NotoriousW.O.P: A guy can dream, right?


One would have to ask why you would have such crappy dreams.

Let's see, the teams that could make a "have never been to the Super Bowl" matchup happen:

NFC: Lions

AFC: Texans, Browns, Jaguars

So it's a minimum of three years before we can get everyone in there.
 
2013-01-22 12:54:51 PM

IAmRight: NotoriousW.O.P: A guy can dream, right?

One would have to ask why you would have such crappy dreams.


What can I say? I'm a Rust Belt kind of guy.
 
2013-01-22 01:04:34 PM
Every year, it's "Wow, going to one of the most famous U.S. sporting event is extremely expensive!"

Duh. Next up on the Entertainment tab: "One 30 second spot during the Super Bowl is a zillion dollars. ZOMG."
 
2013-01-22 01:45:13 PM
Oh no! Will those old guys get to go to this one?
 
2013-01-22 01:53:00 PM

Orgasmatron138: Oh no! Will those old guys get to go to this one?


haha I remember that story. god those guys are douchebags
 
2013-01-22 02:11:33 PM

LessO2: Super Bowl? With all the costs and BS that's associated with it (such as the TSA screening you get before going in), forget it.


Not sure on the Super Bowl, but I went to two World Series games in 2005 (obviously post-9/11).  Not much more of a hassle than any normal game.  Lots of extra security all around the place, including a National Guard (I assume) helecopter patrolling all the tailgaters, etc.

But the only hassle was as someone who's not a VIP, my seats were a mile up in the upper deck.  Almost scary high.
 
2013-01-22 03:41:31 PM
San Fran has an extremely rich fan base and the Ravens fans aren't that poor either. Darren Rovell predicted this a couple of weeks ago (Ravens/49ers being the highest priced tickets out of all of the match-ups).
 
2013-01-22 03:42:45 PM
The IRS should audit the buyers of these tickets and make sure they aren't trying to write them off as a "business expense"
 
2013-01-22 05:20:32 PM
What would be a cheap Super Bowl to go to? Oakland vs. St. Louis in Tampa?

Supposedly, and according to my unimpeachable sources of random message board posters, for the seahawks-steelers SB in detroit, you could find tickets a few hours before kickoff for a few hundred bucks.
 
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