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Date of Issue: January 28, 2009

The Islander's Super Bowl XLIII trivia contest


Take The Islander’s trivia contest and win a prize and Islandwide recognition as a Super Super Bowl Trivia Buff.  Return ballots by noon Saturday, Jan. 31, to the newspaper office, 5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

In the event of a tie, The Islander randomly will select one of the No. 1 entries as the prizewinner.

Look to the Feb. 4 edition of the newspaper for the announcement of the winner, as well as the answers.

And, hey, try to answer on your own before punting for answers on the Internet.

1. Super Bowl XLIII is taking place at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa on Feb. 1. How many times has Tampa Bay hosted a Super Bowl from SB I to SB XLIII?

Answer: _____

2. If you see an official with one wrist striking the other above the head during the game, what has been called?

Answer: ______

3. Who holds the record for most Super Bowl fumbles in a career?

Answer: _____

4. The final score in Super Bowl I, which took place in 1967 at Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, was:

Answer: ______

5. Who sang the national anthem before the Super Bowl game in 1991 and who played that game?

Answer: ______

6. In how many Super Bowls has Paul McCartney performed?

Answer: ______

7. What team holds the record, through XLII, for the most touchdowns in a Super Bowl game?

Answer: ______

8. True or False: The NFL pays for up to 150 rings at $5,000 per ring.

Answer (circle one): True or False

9. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band are scheduled to rock this year’s Super Bowl at half-time. Who rocked at Super Bowl half-time in 2002?

Answer: ______

10. What Dallas quarterback was the most valuable player in Super Bowl VI?

Answer: ______

11. The maker of the Vince Lombardi Trophy, which costs about $25,000, is:

Answer: _____

12. Super Bowl XLVI will take place on Feb. 5, 2012 in what city?

Answer: _____


Tune in

Super Bowl XLIII between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Phoenix Cardinals will be broadcast on NBC, which has broadcast 15 Super Bowls over the years.

The official radio network will be Westwood One Radio Sports for English and Univision Radio for Spanish.

Game day is Feb. 1.

Pre-game coverage begins at 4 p.m. on NBC, Fox and ESPN.

Kick-off is at 6:18 p.m. on NBC.

Announcers will be Al Michaels delivering the play-by-play, John Madden with color and Andrea Kremer on the sidelines.

Jennifer Hudson will sing the national anthem and Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will perform during the half-time show.