St. Petersburg Times: Super Bowl XXXV
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Super Bowl XXXV Tampa, Florida 2001
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Giants
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Game time: 6 p.m.
Raymond James
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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
    Story
    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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