why does WWE find arenas for wrestlemania a year in advance?
1) Build up. It's their big event, their Super Bowl. They announce it early so they can promote it all year. The same reason the NFL announces the next year's Super Bowl location a year or more in advance.
2) They do announce the other PPV locations in advance, they just aren't as heavily publicized. Jan 7 the WWE released their event locations through December 2012.
Are the Rough Riders the Buffalo Bills of the CFL?
The Riders will still have to lose two more GC's before you can call them the Bill's of the CFL. Don't forget the Bills went to the super bowl 4 times and lost in a 32 team league also.
BQ. I don't think Calvillo will get a chance to play NFL yes too old. What I think will happen is he would get picked up by the expansion Ottawa team in 2013 because each team will only be able to protect one QB and by then Montreal will probably be trying to groom a new young QB.
What year do you think the JETS will go to a superbowl again!?
I honestly think their best chance to go to the big dance was this season, and they flat lined against the Steelers in the AFC championship. Though with that being said, the NFL likes to make it's money and get big ratings so I'm sure they will some how rig the season in order to get the Jets into the super bowl in 2013 to relish in the biggest market in the NFL for the super bowl.
Can you predict the next super bowl winers for the next decade?
2011 Green Bay Packers
2012 New England Patroits
2013 Baltimore Ravens
2014 Dallas Cowboys
2015 New Orleans Saints
2016 Green Bay Packers
2017 Minnesota Vikings
2018 N.Y Jets
2019 San Diego Chargers
2020 Detroit Lions
What odds would you give that the Texans will reach the Superbowl in 2013?
Here is a fun fact, in the last 5 years, the team after week 7 that lead the AFC's best record went to the super bowl... It's hard to tell who will go to the superbowl or not, but they have the best chance out of everyone in the AFC.
**receiving a vision from the future**
when Al Davis dies, the ghost of Gene Upshaw will kick his @ss for all eternity.
the raiders will win their division in 2013, but lose in the second round of the playoffs
they will then get the wild card in 2016, get to the super bowl, and be spectacularly defeated by the Little Rock Saints. (new orleans no longer exists)
the raiders will win the super bowl in 2038. Al Davis will briefly escape the grasp of the Mummy and try to take credit. Hell will then freeze over, and Upshaw will continue to beat the crap out of Davis.
**end of vision from future**
Which NFL Team do you think is going to win the Super Bowl in 2013?
i WANT to see the Rams win but since we all know that aint gonna happen i think itl come down to either bears, packers, 49ers or giants from nfc vs patriots, texans, steelers, or broncos. i think its gonna be the bears and the texans but it could very easily be the packers in the bears spot. Or we could see a reapeat of last year. Any case its def gonna be an nfc winner. The nfc is strong this year no doubt. I dont see the giants going again but its possible. The packers and pats keep heating up while the giants and bears are struggling to stay on top durring games. A few close calls. To far away to call it but id say its gonna be bears vs texans with the bears winning
Is it true that rookies starting from 2010 (next year) will get less money than recent years?
No the rookie cap won't take place till 2011 when the new labor agreement is in place. The rookie pay is one of the top reasons for opting out of the labor agreement. So after this draft and next years there will be a cap on rookie pay.
"owners voted unanimously Tuesday to end their labor agreement with the union in 2011, opting out of a deal that could have gone through 2013.
The owners also want a change in the system to distribute the money more to veterans than to unproven rookies. Their argument is based on a disparity in salaries that leaves them spending far more on newcomers than on dependable veterans.
For example, offensive tackle Jake Long, taken first in the NFL draft last month, got $30 million guaranteed before playing an NFL game. David Diehl, a fifth-round pick in 2003 who has started every game of his career and played left tackle for the New York Giants in their Super Bowl victory, signed a six-year $31 million extension with less than half of that guaranteed.
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as a North Texan, i say why the hell not. i mean Cowboys Stadium has hosted the Super Bowl, the Cotton Bowl Classic, the 2010 NBA All Star Game, a College Basketball game between the Tarheels and the Texas Longhorns so i would love to see the new home of the Cowboys host a wrestling event just like the two stadiums that came before it which is the Cotton Bowl at Fair Park in Dallas, and the now gone but not forgotten Texas Stadium in Irving.
i bet WM 29 could be held here if Vince McMahon and Jerry Jones made an announcement sometime early next year. as 29 would be happening in 2013 and WWE has been making announcements of where WM will be held at the next year around the same time period as the road to WrestleMania
here are the locations it will be for the next few years
2011 – Cowboys Stadium, Arlington, Texas (1)
2012 – Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana (1)
2013 – Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana (30)
2014 – New Meadowlands Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey
For Mardi Gras, should we stay at a hotel on the parade route or in the French Quarter?
The best areas to stay in for Mardi Gras are the French Quarter, Central Business District and Warehouse District (best is the FQ). That way you can use your hotel as a base and enjoy the almost 24/7 street party that is Mardi Gras for the last 5 days of the celebrations. Note that Mardi Gras Day is February 12th in 2013 and MGD is the LAST day of Carnival - not the first or only day. Next year is further complicated by he Super Bowl, which is at the Super Dome on February 3rd. However, it doesn't affect the "height" of he season (the last 5 or 6 days).
Go to www.mardigras.com and www.mardigrasguide.com for more info, and the FAQ sections may be particularly useful.
"Cheap" is probably not realistic. Check the travel sites (expedia, travelocity, etc.) and also check the hotel websites. Go to www.frenchquarterhotels.com for some non-chain hotels in the FQ. Many hotels have a multi-night minimum stay during the last 5 days of Carnival, so call the hotel and talk to a human if you have problems booking online.
DON'T try to stay way outside the city to save money, assuming you can drive downtown every day. Traffic & parking are the worst problems during Carnival and parking on the street is a recipe for having your car towed away for a violation.
Regarding a balcony, there really aren't any hotels with balcony rooms on the parade routes. Some hotels have reviewing stands (or access to them) and you can check with the staff about seats.
If it were me I would stay at a hotel inside the French Quarter and get a room that does NOT face the street (too much 24/7 noise from the street crowds).
Note that no parades have gone through the French Quarter since the early 1970s due to the crowding + narrow streets.
The "other" side of Mardi Gras would be along the parade routes outside the downtown area. Specifically on Saint Charles Avenue close to its intersection with Napoleaon Avenue, and along the route closer to City Park for the Endymion parade. Families line the routes in those areas and it is a VERY different atmosphere than what one finds in the Central Business District
Look through my other answers about New Orleans and let me know if you need more information.
I hope you have a great time!
I disagree greatly with the first answer, which would have been somewhat correct in 2006 but is now not true.
Most of the New Orleans metro area now looks like Katrina never happened. The worst-flooded areas are still recovering and some will never return to the way they were before the storm (not always a bad thing).
Police: NOPD had about 1700 officers at the time Katrina struck and has about 1400 now. They lost many police due to resignations & retirements after the storm, and also fired almost 300 who "deserted" during the crisis. NOPD took a huge public image hit from Katrina (much of which they didn't deserve) and most people don't realize all the deserters were fired. NOPD is now operating > almost < normally but is still having problems due to not enough police.
Hospitals: Almost all of the hospitals flooded by Katrina have re-opened and are operating normally. There are still medical staff shortages in the metro area, but not nearly as bad as in 2006/2007.
City services: Similar to the police situation. Realize that Katrina did $200 Billion in damage to New Orleans alone and some of that was to the city's infrastructure. However, you can drink the water (it's safe), the electricity is on all the time, the phones work, garbage is collected, etc.
One really good thing the current administration accomplished since Katrina was to greatly improve street cleaning & garbage collection in the French Quarter and downtown. Litter and "stuff" on the streets & sidewalks has historically been a problem and the improvement is amazing.
The tourism industry has fully recovered: www.frenchquarter.com
Note that the city did not have to cancel any major events (Mardi Gras, JazzFest, PGA tournements, NBA playoffs, etc.) and the NFL awarded the 2013 Super Bowl to New Orleans.
The "poisoned soil" issue mentioned in the first answer was something made up by the news media. Urban flood waters are nasty but there was nothing special about the flood water in New Orleans. also, the flooding was from Lake Pontchartrain and NOT the Mississippi River. People are NOT getting sick from environmental problems caused by the flood waters. Those complaints come from activists who try to blame pre-existing, long term problems (such as from lead paint and asbestos) on Katrina.
Residents and businesses are paying for the recovery with insurance money, loans, their savings, and > maybe < some aid. The federal government claims many Billions of Dollars were given to the State of Louisiana to help individuals rebuild. That was either a lie or the administration of Governor "Blank Stare" Blanco stole it. Few people got any aid and I don't know anyone who got the "$150,000" the government claimed. Search "Louisiana Road Home scandal" for articles.
The metro area is probably 80% back on track, and the City of New Orleans is probably at about 65%. I believe it will take a decade (from 2005) for New Orleans and the rest of the Katrina-devastated area to fully recover from the disaster.
Here's the problem: February 3, 2013 there's this football game - the Super Bowl - that's going to be held in New Orleans so that means hotels, motels, restaurants, and bars will be packed for at least the week before and the week after the game and it means accommodations can jump up to triple prices and are probably all gone by now. It is also in the middle of Mardi Gras season which begins in January and ends on February 12. While most people come for Mardi Gras parades on weekends, many come earlier than the weekend and may stay a few days after. Weekdays will be easier to find places to stay than weekends but you may find a two day stay hard to find but if you are flexible with dates, it may be easier to find a place. Assuming for example that a medium-priced hotel would be about $150 per night in shoulder season; during special events like festivals, Super Bowl, Mardi Gras, it could easily go up to $450 per night.
You should check out the hotels affiliated with the Frenchman Hotel for 2-day stays, Prytania Park Hotel, Lions Inn, HH Whitney, Inn on St. Ann, Inn on St. Peter, youth hostels, and even do an internet search for new orleans guest houses. Motels near the airport in Metarie, or New Orleans East near Lake Pontchartrain may be easier to get than accommodations near the French Quarter or Garden District but it is kind of a pain to drive in and find parking for any activities in and around the FQ. Also check websites like hotel.com, bookit.com, expedia.com, or priceline.com although these sites have mostly the same availabilities at hotels at the same prices.
when is the best time to go to marti gras in 2013?
It depends on what you want. The last 5 or 6 days of Carnival are the height of the season and that is when the "super parades" occur. However, it's also when the crowds, traffic. and costs are the worst. Mardi Gras Day in 2013 is February 12th, and it's the LAST day of the celebrations.
For a lighter experience but still with parades go earlier in the season. The Super Bowl does split the season so pay attention to the dates on the parade schedule:
Go to www.mardigras.com and www.mardigrasguide.com for more info and parade schedules. The FAQ sections may be particularly useful.
The owners rotate the Super Bowl among cities that have adequate facilities but focus on those sites that can maximize their revenues for the games and supporting events. That's why Florida sites have been chosen so often. New Orleans (in the good ole days) was always a highly profitable site as well.
I think picking New Orleans for 2013 is a bit risky for the league. With the economic situation and the politics going on there, expecting New Orleans to be a high quality host city is a stretch. I'm glad I'm not a Louisiana tax payer. Maybe they can get a bail out from the feds.
I'm sure Houston will be high on the list during the next decade and there's a chance it will be chosen again. Dallas getting the 2011 game hurt Houston's chances badly for the 2013 game. Like it or not, Dallas with their new facility will be in direct competition for the game with Houston in the years ahead.
I don't think the owners have any problem with Houston for future Super Bowls. I think it's just a matter of the dollars. You can bet they have a spreadsheet with revenue numbers from the 2004 game as well as numbers from sites before and after.
When do NFL tickets for the 2012-2013 year go on sale?
The regular season starts during the summer season. And meanwhile you could check the other seasonal tickets.
The playoffs starts at January 07, 2012...
Super Bowl XLVI starts on February 05, 2012 at the Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis.
The Pro Bowl season begins on January 29, 2012 at the Aloha Stadium.
You could choose to take your boyfriend to any of these events too.
here's your ticket source - http://www.directseats.com/sports-tickets/nfl-football-tickets/
Hope this info helps you...
For you it is. Since you are asking this question i have a feeling you want 2013 to be an unlucky year. How would we know anyway? I know just as much as you about 2013. NOTHING. I could become a billionare... i could get shot by Will Smith. I am Legend could happen. The fallen angels could return. no one knows.... all i know is the Denver Broncos will be in the Super Bowl
Will the New York Giants win the Super Bowl for the 2012-2013 season?
They could; The Giants are a very emotional team, they can be amazing or terrible any given game. It's just if they get hot at the right time, like they did last year. It's extremely hard to win twice in a row, but they have the talent to do it, if they can get going at just the right time again.
Personally i think the Texans have the best chance at winning it all right now. But the NFC is so up in the air it's hard to call.
Bears fans, are you looking forward to the start of this season?
Honestly, even though I think the Bears could be serious playoff contenders next season, I wouldn't be too upset if the they ended up with the worst record in the league and the first overall pick. The Bears have a knack for either being really good or just mediocre from year to year, but being mediocre isn't gonna land you a high draft pick or management change, so if they aren't gonna contend for the Super Bowl, I'd rather they do terrible, get a high draft pick to begin rebuilding with, and hopefully clean house and start from scratch with their ownership and management.
How will you celebrate when Stafford leads the Lions to consecutive Super Bowl Championships in 2012 and 2013?
Yeah, his ratings in Madden are going up year by year. =)
EDIT: I read your question wrong. Ummm I won't celebrate. I'll be too jealous.
BQ: Nope, but I'm going to see it this weekend.
BQ2: Hahaha, nope. It's already been proven 'wrong' anyway.
Which football stadium has hosted the most NFL Super Bowls?
Lousisana Superdome with 6 (7 as of 2013). Miami* has the most hostings as a city with 10, split between the Orange Bowl and what is now Sun Life stadium.
Louisiana Superdome 7 1978, 1981, 1986, 1990, 1997, 2002, 2013
Miami Orange Bowl5 1968, 1969, 1971, 1976, 1979
Sun Life Stadium5 1989, 1995, 1999, 2007, 2010
Rose Bowl 5 1977, 1980, 1983, 1987, 1993
Tulane Stadium 3 1970, 1972, 1975
Qualcomm Stadium3 1988, 1998, 2003
Yes, Super Bowl XLVII will take place on Sunday, February 3, 2013, at Mercedes Benz Stadium, in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Super Bowl XLVIII is currently scheduled to take place on Sunday, February 2, 2014, at MetLife Stadium, in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
Super Bowl XLIX is currently scheduled to take place on Sunday, February 1, 2015, at the University of Phoenix Stadium, in Glendale, Arizona.
BQ: Personally, I think the Super Bowl logo the last 2 seasons is boring. (It will also be the style for Super Bowls XLVII and XLIX.) I am glad that the Super Bowl XLVIII will have its own logo, to go with the place it is being played: http://www.nflgridirongab.com/2011/09/27/super-bowl-xlviii-logo-features-a-snowflake/
Would bringing the Super Bowl to California be a good idea?
It is not a bad idea but there are a few factors holding such a proposal back. The problem would be the stadiums in California. California has three NFL teams and the Niners and Chargers are in contract negotiations with leases on their respective stadiums because both teams want to move into new stadiums. Some wonder where the Chargers (L.A.?) or Niners (A Santa Clara Stadium?) will play in 3 or 4 years, so a Super Bowl bid would be unlikely anytime soon.
I am not sure if Oakland is in any shape to make a Super Bowl bid or if the NFL sees the city of Oakland as an attractive Super Bowl site.
Many would see the city of Los Angeles as undeserving now because they don't even sport an NFL team. Pasadena was a nice Super Bowl site when the city had the Rams.
Another factor is that there isn't an open site to bid for A Super Bowl until 2013 Super Bowl 47 (XLVII)
Super Bowl 44 2010 is in Miami
Super Bowl 45 2011 is in Arlington (Cowboys new stadium)
Super Bowl 46 2012 is in Indianapolis
So by 2013, hopefully California isn't hurting as much as it is now and by then, we will know the heck where our Cali teams will finally settle in, for their new stadiums.
BTW, the final dagger would be that New Orleans wants the 2013 Super Bowl and that city would likely win over sympathy for the hardships they still are enduring from Katrina.
Not to say California isn't hurting but a city scarred by natural disaster trumps a state with big budget woes.
honestly? i don't see any "REAL" contenders in the nfc for the 9ers because if (when) the 9ers clinch the 2nd seed they'll have homefield against everyone except the falcons and the falcons are going to be one and done just like the packers last year.. and if the falcons somehow advance and get homefield against the niners .. the niners would still have no problem with the falcons.. i don't know about the afc.. pats? broncos? texans? colts? holy s**t... kudos to whoever makes out of the afc.. idk i say niners and texans.. niners win 23-9
Going to Super Bowl 2013 for work... is it worth staying for Mardi Gras?
Yes, but you don't have to stay until the 12th to get a feel for New Orleans and Mardi Gras.
The height of Mardi Gras starts on the 7th (Thursday), at 6:00pm when the City closes the middle of the French Quarter to traffic and it turns into a giant pedestrian mall.
The first of the "super parades" (and maybe the best) is Endymion on Saturday. If you can, stay until Sunay so you can watch Endymion. However, that is six days after the SB.
You also need to check with your hotel to verify they have rooms. Don't assume.
For general info:
If someone says something to you like ”I bet $5 I can tell you where you got those shoes”, the answer is “I got them on the street/pavement/sidewalk in New Orleans”.
There is always music, but the bands change: Go to www.bestofneworleans.com and click on Music then Listings or to www.offbeat.com and click on Listings, then Music.
Music clubs often advertise "No Cover", meaning there is no charge for entering. However, clubs with "No Cover" often require that customers buy a beverage each for every "set" of music (which can be every 20 minutes) so KNOW THE PRICE before you sit down. Clubs do that because some people will sit in the club all evening drinking nothing (clubs only make money from the drinks they sell - not from the music). It is also a good idea to pay for each round of drinks (in clubs on Bourbon Street) as it is delivered so there can't be any confusion at the end of the evening.
An incomplete guide to bars & clubs:
Some famous drinks are VERY potent compared with regular cocktails that have only 1 to 1 ½ ounces of alcohol. For example, a Hurricane is basically 3 or 4 ounces of rum in something like red Kool-Aid, and a Hand Grenade has at least 4 ½ ounces of Everclear + rum + vodka mixed with melon liquor. They don’t necessarily taste like an alcoholic beverage and it is easy to over-indulge.
I hope you have a great time!