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Sharpening our wits on the grindstone of Life

Sunday, February 06, 2005

Super Bowl XXXIX

  • At stake: National Football League championship for the Vince Lombardi Trophy.
  • Participants: Philadelphia Eagles (NFC) and New England Patriots (AFC). This is the fifth appearance for New England and the second appearance for Philadelphia.
  • Site: Alltel Stadium, Jacksonville, Fla. This is the first game hosted by Jacksonville.
  • Seating capacity: 76,877.
  • Kickoff: 6:25 p.m. EST today.
  • Players' share: Winners get $68,000 each; losers get $36,500 each.
  • Uniforms: NFC will be the home team, will use the West bench, and will have its choice of wearing its colored or white jersey.
  • Sudden death: If the game is tied at the end of regulation, it will continue in sudden-death overtime. The team scoring first will win.
  • Officials: There will be seven officials and two alternates appointed by the commissioner's office.
  • Attendance: To date, 2,984,890 have attended Super Bowl games. The largest crowd was 103,985 at the 14th Super Bowl at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif.

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