Quarterback Russell Wilson and his Seattle Seahawks teammates came to the New York area and won not only the Super Bowl but, in the part that matters to companies seeking athlete endorsers, the hearts and minds of those watching on television.
Laurie Tisch, a co-owner of the New York Giants, rang the bell at the New York Stock Exchange twice in one day, then laughed at Jimmy Fallon’s jokes during the dinner for National Football League owners. She spun with Flywheel for charity and danced with Giants cornerback Prince Amukamara at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan, where she’s been involved for more than 30 years.
A company with ties to Stan Kroenke, the billionaire owner of the St. Louis Rams, bought 60 acres (24 hectares) of land in the Los Angeles area, where investors have been trying to lure a National Football League team.
Greg Cosell, a professional football expert, predicted that the Denver Broncos will win a close Super Bowl game on Feb. 2 on the strength of Peyton Manning, who he called probably the best quarterback in history.
Larry Kennedy was rooting against the New England Patriots this week, and not just because they often beat his favorite team, the Buffalo Bills. He figured a Denver Broncos win would provide a better chance to make money renting out his Manhattan apartment for the Super Bowl.
What are the odds that Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos’ record-setting offense take possession of the football first in the Super Bowl if they win the opening coin toss? If recent history is a guide, not good.