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Global Event Forum is the Official Fan Travel Partner of the Denver Broncos. Here’s a look at what the Broncos are up against this season.
- Mon, Sep 12 vs Oakland 10:15 pm (tickets/packages)
- Sun, Sep 18 vs Cincinnati 4:15 pm (tickets/packages)
- Sun, Sep 25 @ Tennessee 1:00 pm (tickets/packages)
- Sun, Oct 2 @ Green Bay 4:15 pm (tickets/packages)
- Sun, Oct 9 vs San Diego 4:15 pm (tickets/packages)
- BYE WEEK
- Sun, Oct 23 @ Miami 1:00 pm (tickets/packages)
- Sun, Oct 30 vs Detroit 4:05 pm (tickets/packages)
- Sun, Nov 6 @ Oakland 4:05 pm (tickets/packages)
- Sun, Nov 13 @ Kansas City 1:00 pm (tickets/packages)
- Thu, Nov 17 vs New York Jets 8:20 pm (tickets/packages)
- Sun, Nov 27 @ San Diego 4:15 pm (tickets/packages)
- Sun, Dec 4 @ Minnesota 4:05 pm (tickets/packages)
- Sun, Dec 18 vs New England 4:15 pm (tickets/packages)
- Sat, Dec 24 @ Buffalo 1:00 pm (tickets/packages)
- Sun, Jan 1 vs Kansas City 4:15 pm (tickets/packages)
New this season, Global Event Forum is offering home game packages for the Arizona Cardinals, Atlanta Falcons, Cleveland Browns, Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers, Kansas City Chiefs, and Minnesota Vikings.
Home game packages include game ticket, two night hotel accommodations, and round trip game day transfer. Flights, extra hotel nights, and ticket upgrades can be added as options.
Green Bay beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-25 in Super Bowl XLV. It was the Packers’ fourth Super Bowl win and thirteenth NFL Championship.
In other news: Super Bowl MVP Aaron Rodgers appeared on The Late Show last night. Rodgers was his usual underwhelming-yet-endearing self, and really did a nice job.
On why he wasn’t recruited out of college:
“I’m not 6’5″, not going to run a 4.5 40 [yard dash]… but I think a lot of times the things you can’t measure are the things that give people the most success”
On Brett Favre:
“I was the guy who took all the reps in the off-season, he was the guy who took all the reps in the regular season”
What Rodgers said to injured Charles Woodson at halftime:
“Hey man, sorry you can’t finish it but I’ll see you on the field after to celebrate”
Texas commissioned hand-made saddles for its visiting Super Bowl teams. The Steelers and Packers were presented with their gifts upon arrival.
Stay classy, football
Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Museum of Art and the Milwaukee Art Museum have a friendly wager riding on Super Bowl XLV. If Pitt wins, Milwaukee will loan “Boating on the Yerres” to the Carnegie. If Green Bay wins, the Carnegie will send over “Bathers with Crab.”
“Boating on the Yerres” by Gustave Caillebotte
“Bathers with Crab” by Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Beard v Beard
Brett Keisel’s beard has drawn attention throughout the playoffs, and for good reason. But is it better than Brian Wilson’s BEARD OF ZEUS?!
Worst/best headline of the week honors go to USA Today’s feature on a 400 lb goalpost made entirely of provolone cheese:
Protip: NFL players, ESPN analysts, et al LOVE them some steak.
So if you’re in Dallas and want to see Chris Mortensen, John Gruden, Tedy Bruschi or anyone else, grab a table and enjoy the show: Mortons, Nick and Sam’s, Ruth’s Chris, and Del Frisco’s are all good bets for football celebrity this Super Bowl weekend.
In other news…
Steelers starting center Maurice Pouncey will try to practice tomorrow. He suffered a severe ankle sprain eleven days ago in the AFC Championship game. It remains unlikely that Pouncey will be able to play in the Super Bowl, but never-the-less this is encouraging news for the black and gold.
Due to weather concerns, Cowboys Stadium’s roof will be closed for the big game.
Commercials. 30 second spots at Super Bowl XLV went for $3 million (nominally up from $2.97 million last year). Look for Pepsi Co’s ads for Doritos and Pepsi max. They were created by aspiring/amateur filmmakers and voted on by the public at crashthesuperbowl.com.
Not news: Roethlisberger and his linemen like karaoke.
Steelers arrive in Dallas
A week from Sunday the Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers will face off in Super Bowl XLV. Here’s what you should know.
The Packers are a publicly owned, not-for-profit organization.
“Ownership” is comprised of 112,000 shareholders, none allowed to own more than a 5% stake. At Lambeau field, volunteers work concessions and 60% of the proceeds go to local charities. And in the event of snow, the Packers recruit community members to shovel.
Unfortunately, this model will remain unique – NFL bylaws were amended in 1960 to prevent charitable organizations and corporations from owning teams. Dave Zirin of The New Yorker wrote a nice piece on all of this.
Steelers starting center Maurkice Pouncey will not play.
Pouncey injured his left ankle last Sunday against the Jets. It was originally reported as a high ankle sprain but today the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette revealed that Pouncey may have a broken bone in his foot and significant ligament damage.
This is a huge blow to the Steelers. Their offense is hallmarked by a dominant O-line, and the biggest determining factor for Pitt victory will be the performance of Pouncey’s backup Doug Legursky.
Hines Ward and Dick LeBeau eye retirement… but aren’t going anywhere.
Pittsburgh defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau is 74 and in the final year of his contract, but wants to keep coaching. There have been mixed reports on whether he’ll be retained by Pittsburgh or go to Arizona, but in either case LeBeau will be working for an NFL team next year.
This Super Bowl will live up to its name.
As we’ve said before (and ESPN agrees), Super Bowl XLV is going to be HUGE. Projected record attendance and tv audience, a stellar halftime show, and Michael Strahan playing Joan Rivers on the red carpet… oh my!
Global Event Forum is heading to Dallas on Tuesday. If you want to join us, Super Bowl Ticket and Travel Packages are available here.