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CHAMPS
The Lewises -- Ray the MVP, Jermaine the kickoff returner and Jamal the 102-yard runner -- key a pasting of the Giants and give Trent Dilfer the sweetest homecoming. Story
PHOTO GALLERIES
The Game
The Scene

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MVP caps Lewis' strange journey
The Ravens LB travels from a murder charge to best player in the Super Bowl. Story
‘We’re the greatest of all-time’
The Ravens say their defense is unmatched in NFL history. There are stats to back the claim. Story
I see your return, and raise you one
The Giants answer a Ravens interception return for a TD with a kickoff return for a score, but Baltimore has an ace in the hole: Jermaine Lewis. Story

Q&A with Brian Billick
Q: How did your defense's performance stack up to others this year? Story
Modell savors a Super year at last in a different city
TAMPA -- Art Modell can be forgiven if he waxes philosophic. Story
Ravens win doesn't improve Cleveland's mood
Art Modell finally won a Super Bowl, but it earned him more enmity in his former hometown. Story
THE GIANTS
Giants grasp for answers
New York players come up as empty with explanations as they did with effort on the field. Story
Q&A with Jim Fassel
Q : What did the Baltimore defense do to shut you down? Story
Dungy likes Baltimore’s old friends
When it comes to predicting a Super Bowl winner, friendship counts more than conference ties for Bucs coach Tony Dungy. Story
POSTGAME ANALYSIS
Dungy a bit surprised by game’s outcome Story
Ravens rose on Giants’ mistakes Story

LOCAL IMPACT
Big game and week before it seen as win for bay area
TAMPA -- They were outnumbered and out-shouted, but for those rooting for the Baltimore Ravens at Raymond James Stadium on Sunday night, that only sweetened the team's 34-7 trouncing of the New York Giants. Story
What they’re saying
Stupidity rules the roads in Tampa Story
THE GAME AND STATS
Breathtaking returns: Starks, Dixon, Lewis
In back-to-back-to-back plays in the third quarter, the three players total 230 yards and three touchdowns. Story
Sehorn coverage error leads to touchdown
Predictably, defense ruled early in the quarter. Both teams failed to get a first down on their opening possessions. Story
First quarter: Play by play
First quarter: Best & worst
Penalty negates a big play for the Giants
The biggest play of the second quarter never happened. Story
Second quarter: Play by play

Second quarter: Best & worst
Best 36 seconds in Super Bowl history
With their offenses struggling as expected, the Ravens and Giants exchanged defensive and special teams broadsides in perhaps the most exciting 36 seconds in Super Bowl history. Story
Third quarter: Play by play
Third quarter: Best & worst
Look familiar? Defense gets ball, offense runs
Tampa Bay fans surely recognized how the fourth quarter of Super Bowl XXXV unfolded, with the victory-bound Ravens punishing the bewildered Giants with their own version of "Buc Ball." Story
Fourth quarter: Play by play
Fourth Quarter: Key Play
Fourth quarter: Best & worst
Super Bowl XXXV by the numbers Listing
Best and worst of the game Listing
THE FANS
On Super Bowl Sunday, the party’s anywhere
TAMPA -- So they didn't have tickets to the big game. So the reason for all the months of hype and hoopla was finally going on inside Raymond James Stadium. Story
For some, it’s the party, not the game
TAMPA -- Greg Anderson didn't waste any time once he learned the Giants were heading to Super Bowl XXXV. Story
Big crowds, big spenders
Super Bowl XXXV proved to be a battle of bucks with fans shelling out thousands each for tickets and area residents trying to cash in on the game. Story
Many avoid traffic nightmares
Arriving hours before the game pays off for fans from near and far. Story
Tickets stolen? Too bad
As the fans circulated around Raymond James Stadium, so did the thieves. Story
Four bars’ patrons quaff winnings of Bud Bowl
Customers at four bars in Pinellas and Pasco counties unexpectedly got to split $80,000 during the Super Bowl's halftime show Sunday, thanks to an Anheuser-Busch promotion. Story
Some just don’t care about the big game
Football fans might be surprised to know there were folks in the bay area who didn't share their gridiron enthusiasm. Story

GRIDIRON GLITZ
Unusual musical pairings bring fire to festivities
TAMPA -- Surely it is listed in the Bible as a sign of the Apocalypse, right up there with the natural disasters: the joining together on one stage of those musical polar opposites, 'N Sync and Aerosmith. Review

Area dancers show pregame joy, nerves
TAMPA -- What you didn't see on television was the wide-eyed look on Santoya Fields' face as she walked on the field and saw a packed stadium. The Giants were practicing; she was just yards away from them. Story

THE PREGAME
Pregame coverage lacked local images
We're an insecure bunch in the Tampa Bay area, judging by the way we react to other's observations about us. Eric Deggans column
AROUND TOWN
Celebrity watch
Retired Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf appeared on the field at Raymond James Stadium with other military officers, as the Backstreet Boys sang the national anthem. Story
THE COMMERCIAL FACTOR
Brought to you by...
Old reliables dominate Super Bowl commercials after last year's dot-coms suffer financially. Story
Ads, not football, supreme in Super Schmooze XXXV
Sorry, Wilson, ol' football chum. Robert Trigaux column
Corporate America buys star execs ultimate party
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THE BUZZ
What you’re saying
Who will win the big game? What should first-time visitors to Tampa Bay do with their free time? Times Super Bowl forum
THE XXXV FILES
Times visual journalist Don Morris finds Super Bowl week a real sketch. His impressions
2001: A FOOTBALL ODYSSEY

Inspired by the famous science fiction classic 2001: A Space Odyssey, we gaze ahead for a glimpse of what we envision professional football's "ultimate game'' will be like 100 years from now. Special Section

COLUMNS
Baltimore’s defense leaves a lasting impact
TAMPA -- Perhaps you will remember the tears in the old man's eyes. Gary Shelton
Trent in land of wonder
TAMPA -- We know him so well. A quarterback the NFL world, especially the hammers and fists of Tampa Bay, so loved to rap. But now he's Master T. Hubert Mizell
QB Collins should shoulder the blame
TAMPA -- It would have made for a nice little story. The pretty boy quarterback who battled addiction and personal criticism finds the ultimate redemption at the Super Bowl. Darrell Fry column
Altruism? That's the (free) ticket
The situation was rapidly moving from discouraging to hopeless. At least that's the way an adult would look at it. The Super Bowl would begin in less than an hour, and so far, the closest thing Charlie Goldstein had to a ticket was the cardboard sign he made Sunday morning and taped to a yardstick. Tom Zucco column

CBS’ new replay system a look into the future
Cameras showed referee Gerry Austin ducking under the hood to watch replays of Ravens running back Jamal Lewis' touchdown, which the Giants had just challenged. Sharon Ginn column

Third quarter tests Internet’s immediacy
Three touchdowns in 36 seconds. It's exciting if you're watching at home, but a nightmare if you're producing a sports site during the Super Bowl. Greg Auman column

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