About Super Bowl XLI

By | Jan 25, 2007

Revised 2/4/06 10 PM

1) The 41st Super Bowl was played February 4, 2007, at Dolphin Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida, a suburb of Miami, Florida. It was selected after a campaign against Arizona, Tampa Bay, New York City and Washington to host the game. This was the Ninth Super Bowl to be hosted in Miami and the fourth in this stadium.

2)  Former Miami couch Don Shula awarded the Lombardi award to the winner Indianapolis Colts and former player Dan Marino toss the coin with the Bears winning the toss, received the ball and ran it in for a touchdown. The Bears led 7-0 with less than 15 seconds having passed.

3) The artist Prince performed the half-time show with his closing being Purple Rain in a driving rain. Billy Joel sang the National Anthem.

4) Television Commercials had a price of up to $2.6 million for some 30-second spots. CNN has reported that the average price will be in the $1.8 to $2 Million range.

5) This is the first Super Bowl coach by an African-American, Lovie Smith of the Chicago Bears, the first to reach the Super Bowl and Indianapolis Colts’ Tony Dungy.  With the win the Indianapolis’ Colts Tony Dungy became the first African-American coach to win a SuperBowl.  Final score was 29-17.

6) The Chicago Bears attended their 2nd Super Bowl reached the Super Bowl by winning playoff games against the Seattle Seahawks and New Orleans Saints. The Indianapolis Colts, the first as the Indianapolis Colts but the franchise’s third, (Baltimore Colts played in 2) won games against the Kansas City Chiefs, Baltimore Ravens and New England Patriots.


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