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Super Bowl 2018 & the NFL’s Most Interesting Venue
The biggest sporting event in the world is the NFL’s Super Bowl game which typically draws tv audiences of more than 110 million fans. This year’s NFL football spectacle, the 52nd Super Bowl finale, will be played at the spectacular U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
The 52nd NFL season has come to a close and it’s playoff time! The 16 teams have been announced. Check the standings and playoff odds and picks below.
They will be hard pressed to improve on Super Bowl 51 or to surpass the fan experience above what fans will enjoy in this incredible building this year. US Bank Stadium is worth a good look. You’ll see what I mean when you view the videos and 360 widget.
And in typical fashion, predictions, picks and forecasts are being made about which team will win Super Bowl 2018. Vegas bettors are giving odds and offering predictions for the 52nd game, so I’ve decided to offer up some Super Bowl picks and include their odds and payouts. The Vikings themselves are serious contenders after an outstanding 2018 season. That make an extra special Super Bowl 52 if they made it to the final.
You’ll find some interesting Super Bowl Party recipes for the big game below too! Start planning now.
The dramatic projection at the western end of the stadium has drawn comparisons to the bow of a Viking ship. However, HKS architect John Hutchings, AIA says the jagged rocks on St. Anthony Falls and the ice shards that pile up on the edges of Minnesota lakes as they freeze, thaw, and refreeze in winter were the real inspirations for the structure. Photo and info courtesy of Architecture Minnesota.
Why not make lots of predictions and forecasts about this year’s game. I predict SuperBowl 52 will have the largest crowd of any SuperBowl Game. The seating capacity at US Bank Stadium is 73,000 for a SuperBowl type event.
There’s no reason to believe NFL fans would not want to watch this epic game live in this magnificent stadium. The NFL needs a showcase event this year and this will be one in a city with character that goes back many decades. You might even buy some tickets and go to Minneapolis yourself.
Your Top Questions about this Year’s Super Bowl
When is the SuperBowl Game in 2018? The game will be played on February 4th, 2018.
Where is the Super Bowl Game in 2018? This year’s game, the 52nd classic, will be played at US Bank Stadium located at 401 Chicago Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55415. It’s not far from the Mississippi River and I35.
What is the Super Bowl kickoff or gametime? The kickoff time hasn’t been announced. Gametime is usually around 6:00 or 7:00 pm EST.
Who won the Super Bowl in 2017? The New England Patriots beat the Atlanta Falcons in one of the best football comeback wins ever. The Patriots are top contenders for this year’s trophy.
This game’s got some History. Football is a big part of American culture going back a century.
Photo courtesy of NYdailynews – Chicago wins 73-0 in 1930 classic Footballs from the NFL through the years. Photo courtesy of mystorybook.com
And then, sometimes it get weird
Photo Courtesy of US Bank Stadium
Photo Courtesy of Architecture MN
The US Bank Stadium has to be the most beautiful venue for football of any of the US cities and was inspired by the Nordic Vernacular architecture. The plastic transparent roof covers 220,000 square feet and lets the fans enjoy blue skies, clouds and an arresting open air vista.
Even the walls are made of plastic providing great views of downtown Minneapolis. The stadium is home field to the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings.
Photo Courtesy of Vector Foiltec
As you can see here, it has a cathedral type appearance and provides perhaps the most visually spectacular setting for the big game. Although attendance is down 1% in the 2017 NFL season, due to stadium repairs and some ill-advised, self-promoting political statements by a few players at the end of their careers, the fans will begin to forgive the NFL in time for the big game.
And where would we be without some cool drone footage?
Enjoy this 360 degree view inside the stadium courtesy of the Minnesota Vikings
Let’s not forget that this is the Vikings Home field (they’re having some issues with the NFL about who controls the stadium in the weeks before the big game) and the Vikings are one of the top contenders at present.
Amazing venue for SuperBowl 52. Enjoy the construction video:
The stadium playing field is lit by LED floodlights. The clarity LED lighting creates is astonishing, and plenty of viewers will be watching with their new 4k tvs. Certainly, 4k tv subscriptions will rise due solely to people wanting the SuperBowl to be a super party event.
Because LED lights are digital, they can be controlled as part of stadium light shows. The SuperBowl 52 Fans in attendance are in for a visual treat since gametime will be after sunset.
If you’re hoping to advertise your business on TV during the game, it will leave you stressed at a new record price of $5 million per 30 second spot. The game will draw another 110+ million total viewers for the 2018 finale.
You can watch the 52nd Super Bowl game live on your smartphone or tablet. The NFL live streams it.
Graphic courtesy of Statista
Despite the ticket prices, the event will be a big one for the city of Minneapolis and an opportunity for them to showcase their city and beautiful stadium. And advertisers can’t afford the game being a failure when they’ve invested this much money into it.
SuperBowl games draw record numbers of social media postings on Facebook and Twitter. It’s a perfect event for Twitter — realtime with lots of sharable content.
Graphic courtesy of Seatgeek.com
Half Time Entertainment at SuperBowl 52
Half time entertainment will likely be the best yet, given the stadium’s visual spendor and the digital LED lighting system. The event is always a big draw for TV audiences and this year’s SuperBowl halftime entertainment will be headlined by Justin Timberlake, formerly of Nsync. Last years’ event was highlighted by Lady Gaga was quite a show where she showed her courage jumping from lofty heights to please her fans.
NFL Season Final Standings 2017
|American Football Conference|
|AFC East Team||W||L||T||PCT||PF||PA||Last 5|
|New England Patriots *||13||3||0||0.813||458||296||4-1|
|Buffalo Bills x||9||7||0||0.563||302||359||3-2|
|New York Jets||5||11||0||0.313||298||382||1-4|
|AFC North Team||W||L||T||PCT||PF||PA||Last 5|
|Pittsburgh Steelers z||13||3||0||0.813||406||308||4-1|
|AFC South Team||W||L||T||PCT||PF||PA||Last 5|
|Jacksonville Jaguars z||10||6||0||0.625||417||268||3-2|
|Tennessee Titans x||9||7||0||0.563||334||356||2-3|
|AFC West Team||W||L||T||PCT||PF||PA||Last 5|
|Kansas City Chiefs z||10||6||0||0.625||415||339||4-1|
|Los Angeles Chargers||9||7||0||0.563||355||272||4-1|
|National Football Conference|
|NFC East Team||W||L||T||PCT||PF||PA||Last 5|
|Philadelphia Eagles *||13||3||0||0.813||457||295||3-2|
|New York Giants||3||13||0||0.188||246||388||1-4|
|NFC North Team||W||L||T||PCT||PF||PA||Last 5|
|Minnesota Vikings z||13||3||0||0.813||382||252||4-1|
|Green Bay Packers||7||9||0||0.438||320||384||2-3|
|NFC South Team||W||L||T||PCT||PF||PA||Last 5|
|New Orleans Saints z||11||5||0||0.688||448||326||3-2|
|Carolina Panthers x||11||5||0||0.688||363||327||3-2|
|Atlanta Falcons x||10||6||0||0.625||353||315||3-2|
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers||5||11||0||0.313||335||382||1-4|
|NFC West Team||W||L||T||PCT||PF||PA||Last 5|
|Los Angeles Rams z||11||5||0||0.688||478||329||3-2|
|San Francisco 49ers||6||10||0||0.375||331||383||5-0-0|
SuperBowl 52 Odds & Picks
Bleacher Report has posted their SuperBowl 52 picks
Graphic Courtesy of the Bleacher Report
Here’s another Superbowl Prediction (odds and payout)
|Teams Sorted Alphabetically
(courtesy of Footballlocks.com)
|2018 Super Bowl LII Odds and Payout Per $100 Bet|
|Arizona Cardinals||$20,000 (200 to 1)|
|Atlanta Falcons||$3,500 (35 to 1)|
|Baltimore Ravens||$11,500 (115 to 1)|
|Buffalo Bills||$13,000 (130 to 1)|
|Carolina Panthers||$2,600 (26 to 1)|
|Chicago Bears||$50,000 (500 to 1)|
|Cincinnati Bengals||$25,000 (250 to 1)|
|Dallas Cowboys||$5,000 (50 to 1)|
|Denver Broncos||$30,000 (300 to 1)|
|Detroit Lions||$5,000 (50 to 1)|
|Green Bay Packers||$6,000 (60 to 1)|
|Houston Texans||$25,000 (250 to 1)|
|Indianapolis Colts||$250,000 (2,500 to 1)|
|Jacksonville Jaguars||$3,000 (30 to 1)|
|Kansas City Chiefs||$1,300 (13 to 1)|
|Los Angeles Chargers||$16,500 (165 to 1)|
|Los Angeles Rams||$1,300 (13 to 1)|
|Miami Dolphins||$45,000 (450 to 1)|
|Minnesota Vikings||$1,700 (17 to 1)|
|New England Patriots||$350 (7 to 2)|
|New Orleans Saints||$1,000 (10 to 1)|
|New York Jets||$100,000 (1,000 to 1)|
|Oakland Raiders||$4,000 (40 to 1)|
|Philadelphia Eagles||$500 (5 to 1)|
|Pittsburgh Steelers||$450 (9 to 2)|
|Seattle Seahawks||$1,700 (17 to 1)|
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers||$50,000 (500 to 1)|
|Tennessee Titans||$5,000 (50 to 1)|
|Washington Redskins||$12,500 (125 to 1)|
Kids NFL Football Sets
A great Xmas gift and a good way to get your kids into the Football mindset is with these Franklin Sports kids NFL football uniforms:
The New England Patriots
Whether you’re betting or not, you probably have a favorite to win the SuperBowl game. If you’ve been a fan for the last few years, you probably know how the New England Patriots always seem to hang around to the end. They’ve landed 5 SuperBowl Championships in the last 14 years.
Photo Courtesy of wymt.com
New England is one of those teams that can make you like football, even if you hate NFL football. Last year, they did the impossible and won the Championship game in overtime after being down 28 to 3 in the 3rd quarter! It may have been the most entertaining SuperBowl Final ever.
You can relive it all right here:
Habitual SuperBowl Champions
The Patriots just seem to field a very good team on a yearly basis. 2017’s finale was highlighted by New England’s incredible comeback over the Atlanta Falcons who were favored, to reign as Champions. The game was particularly good in the second half with lots of suspense.
NFL fans in Boston will be pleased to hear that the Patriot’s are again favored to appear and they have their star offensive player Rob Gronkowski healthy back in the lineup. Football’s a team game, however Gronk is a game breaker and the bane of all defenses in the NFL. He probably felt cheated not being there last year and will be putting up an MVP performance for this one.
The reason the Patriot’s will win the SuperBowl is simple. Grady and Gronkowski. Tight end Rob Gronkowski is 6-foot-6 and 265 pounds, too big for the small speedy defensive backs to take down, and way too fast for linebackers to catch.
No defenses are built to defend against players like him. He’s constantly a threat and draws extra attention, which leaves the other Patriot receivers open. And 39 year old Tom Brady always seems to be able to get the ball to their endless supply of nifty receivers.
Keep in mind that Gronk has his own party bus for rent! It’ll take you about 22 hours to drive to Minneapolis, but isn’t it worth it?
Who Will win SuperBowl 2018? The New England Patriots are my prediction to win SuperBowl 52 just as they won SuperBowl 51. Sure the Vikings are great too, and hopefully they’ll win their conferences and show up against each other in SBLII.
Tom Brady may be injured but the Patriot’s still have the grit, talent and the skill to win it. Belichik is a good coach.
Other notable SuperBowl Picks:
Pittsburgh Steelers are on a quite a roll lately. They’ve looked very menacing in the past, yet didn’t come close so I wouldn’t put too much money on the Steelers this year.
Dallas Cowboys – America’s team has lost a lot of it’s former glory and reputation and unfortunately don’t have the real talent to win SuperBowl 52.
Seattle Seahawks – Some teams can take one or two runs at the SuperBowl but don’t have anything left in the tank for continuous post season glory.
Atlanta Falcons – They were lauded as the winners last year, but the loss left them deflated and they didn’t qualify.
Any Predictions on the Top SuperBowl Game Recipes?
Can’t decide on snacks and meals to serve for the big game? My picks are Nachos, Chili, Chicken Wings, Pizza, Guacamole, and someone is bound to be eating ribs.
Well, keep it light, eat a few veggies to keep Mom happy, and remember that fun is the word for SuperBowl Sunday. Check out 75 recipes from Country Living and 100 SuperBowl Game appetizers from Delish.com
Nachos – Top Food Pick for SuperBowl 52 in Minneapolis MN
How about Chicken Balls? See the recipe at Tidymom on Pinterestt.
It’s All about Excess which is why you need some Texas Trash!
Cool themed boxes of party mix from Etzy
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