Super Bowl 2001: Fun Facts
Dates and times, half-time entertainment, and the weirdest story of the week
Top Stories of the Week
- The maturity of Giants quarterback Kerry Collins—Collins led the Carolina Panthers to the NFC Championship game in 1996 before alcohol took over his life. He played himself off two teams, was arrested for DWI, went through rehab and was given another chance by the Giants. So far he's proven them right.
- The return of Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis—Lewis was involved in an ugly brawl outside the Cobalt Lounge in Atlanta after last year's Super Bowl that left two men dead. In a highly publicized murder trial, he pled guilty to obstruction of justice but all parties involved were acquitted of any other crime. Lewis won this year's Defensive Player of the Year award and is the backbone of the Ravens' defensive unit.
- The Ravens used to be the Cleveland Browns, before owner Art Modell moved them to Baltimore after the 1995 season. The new Cleveland Browns returned to the NFL in 1999 but Modell is still vilified in Cleveland.
Weirdest Story of the Week
On its way to Baltimore/Washington International Airport for the flight to Tampa, one of the Ravens' team buses crashed into a police cruiser, pinning it against a concrete barrier, and the other team bus bumped a police horse. No one, including the horse, was seriously hurt. "The first [bus] just kind of sideswiped the horse," said Ravens defensive tackle Tony Siragusa, "and the horse had a little tire mark on his butt. And then we were up on the highway, and we didn't know what happened."
Your Canned Party Line To Sound Like You Really Care About the Game (When The Truth Is You're There To Watch 'N Sync and The Commercials, and Eat Chips)
"You know? As long as Dilfer's in the game, the Giants are never out of it."
All You Need to Know
Sunday, January 28, 2001, 6:00 pm (EST)
Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Fla.
TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE?
Not a chance
CBS will televise its 13th Super Bowl
New York Giants vs. Baltimore Ravens, 72,000+ spectators and over 135 million viewers worldwide
Sting, Styx. Ray Charles will sing America the Beautiful and the Backstreet Boys will perform the national anthem.
Aerosmith and 'N Sync
OTHER CELEBRITY SIGHTINGS
Law & Order star Angie Harmon is engaged to Giants' cornerback Jason Sehorn. He proposed to her in front of Jay Leno on The Tonight Show in March, 2000.