Day After The Super Bowl

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Mercedes-Benz Superdome from Wilipedia, photo by Nicholas Williamson

Louisiana Super Dome No More

Although still owned by the state of Louisiana, the Louisiana Superdome is now known as the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. This little quirk in the name occurred because the state of Louisiana allows the team the authority to sell rights to the name. Tom Benson, owner of the New Orleans Saints as well as a pair of Mercedes Benz dealerships in the Pelican State did just that in 2011. Having once lived in the Crescent City, this name just doesn’t seem right.

Johnny Unitas signing an autograph in 1964, from Wikipedia, photo by Joel Kaufman

Baltimore Team Changes

Strangely enough, I attended high school in the city of Baltimore, when Johnny Unitas was still playing quarterback with the Colts. So as a result, I still haven’t got used to the fact that the Colts are now in Indianapolis and a team called the Ravens plays in Baltimore. Nonetheless, congratulations goes out to the new World Champions.

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Artificial turf in Norway, from Wikipedia, photo by Rune Mathisen

About The Playing Surface

When I did live in the “Big Easy”, I once had a two day job, setting up the Louisiana Superdome for a car show. The playing surface or carpet had already been rolled up like a Swiss chocolate and was sitting out of the way at the edge of the indoor stadium. And I must say that the green carpet sure looked thin. I would hate to be tackled on such a floor covering. Maybe the Saints need a real grass stadium.

The Harbaugh brothers from Sports Illustrated

Forty-niners Fan?

I have always been a great admirer of Bill Walsh and his West Coast offense that featured Joe Montana at the helm. I guess that put me on the 49’ers side for yesterday’s contest. Believe it or not Sunday’s championship featured two brothers as head coaches, who were born less than two years apart. Both seemed to be channeling some of Bill Walsh’s offensive ideas, but after all is said and done, ¬†congratulations are in order for older brother John, who lead the Ravens to a narrow victory.


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