St. Petersburg Times: Super Bowl XXXV
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Super Bowl XXXV Tampa, Florida 2001
The game
Giants
vs. Ravens
Game time: 6 p.m.
Raymond James
Stadium
Tampa, Fla.
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    ON THE FIELD

    Nevermore
    Will the Giants ever face a better defense than the one they'll see in today's Super Bowl? Quoth the Ravens . . . Nevermore. Story

    PREGAME
    20,000 fans ‘Experience’ long lines at theme park
    The buzzword about the NFL Experience on Saturday was traffic -- human and automotive. Story
    MTV’s live request show draws screaming NFL fans
    Carson Daly, hosting Total Request Live from outside of Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, and 98 Degrees bumped up the excitement level. Story
    The toughest 2 minutes
    The national anthem, with its octave-and-a-half range and plethora of similar words, can break the best performers. And then there are some who mess it up on purpose. Story
    Today’s site springs from bad deal
    Perhaps it wasn't quite that genteel. Maybe it was closer to: Story
    ANALYSIS
    Who will win the Super Bowl and why?
    "The Ravens because of their defense. How's that? See, I've been listening." 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
    NFC guest analyst
    Story
    AFC guest analyst
    Story
    Gumbel: QBs must be mistake-free
    Story
    Simms: D’s, big plays are key
    Story
    New York Giants’ keys to victory
    Story
    Baltimore Ravens’ keys to victory
    Story
    HALL OF FAME
    Seven inducted into Hall
    Appreciation, surprise and exhilaration are the themes of the day. Story
    2001 Hall of Fame inductees
    At a glance
    THE PLAYERS
    The last call?
    Sunday could possibly be Trent Dilfer's last game in a Ravens uniform, going from Super Bowl quarterback to possibly another team or, worse, the unemployment line. Story
    Starting lines
    The Times caught up with the starting players for both Super Bowl teams and posed some off-the-wall questions. Story
    Norwood isn’t running from miss
    The Super Bowl failure hasn't haunted the kicker, who says he remains proud of his career. Story
    The key matchups
    Ravens LB Ray Lewis vs. Giants RB Tiki Barber Story
    THE GIANTS
    Giants just sticking to what they know
    Against a fierce Ravens D, they're hoping their offensive diversity pays off. Story
    Not bad being the next-best thing
    Giants defense doesn't get the same publicity as Ravens, but it matches up well and knows how to handle a certain ex-Bucs QB. Story
    XXV still vivid for Hostetler
    Jeff Hostetler is not surprised to see Kerry Collins excelling under Jim Fassel, the Giants coach who has a history of nurturing quarterbacks. Story

    Giants all-time team

    Giants numbers


    THE RAVENS
    There’s only one thing they do well -- win
    All Super Bowl week, the Ravens have heard about what their offense can't do, that Trent Dilfer can't be trusted, that Jamal Lewis is wearing down, that they lack the weapons to be successful. Story
    Ravens numbers
    Regular- and post-season winning percentage of Brian Billick as coach. Story
    All-time Ravens, uh, make that Orioles team
    The plan was to compile a position-by-position list of the greatest Ravens of all-time. Unfortunately, upon completion, we realized the list looked suspiciously like the current Ravens depth chart. Story
    THE XXXV FILES
    Times visual journalist Don Morris finds Super Bowl week a real sketch. His impressions
    SITE SEEING
    Where they are
    Team hotels, practice sites, headquarters for the next week in Tampa. List
    AROUND TOWN
    Celebrity watch
    Spotted Friday night at the NFL Players Party at the Cuban Club in Ybor City... Story
    Ybor awash with flood of humanity
    9 p.m. Friday, the lobby bar at the Hyatt Regency Westshore. Story
    XXXV reasons Florida is the center of the football universe
    XXXV Pop Warner Super Bowl held annually at Disney's Wide World of Sports. Story
    Celebrity predictions
    Jeff Blake: "I think New York wins 13-10. It'll be at least close enough to kick field goals." Story
    What they’re saying
    Major league? Getting there Story
    For a select few, a fantasy come true
    Men stood in line Saturday night to have their pictures taken with the three blonds in red dresses. Story
    TAMPA BAY
    Gasparilla Supersized
    With an international audience swelled by the Super Bowl, the downtown pirate invasion thrills a record crowd. Story


    First party, then play
    The city has hosted two Super Bowls before, but its punch bowl was never as full as it was Saturday. Story
    Super ticket search continues at festival
    As Gasparilla got under way Saturday, dozens meandered through the mob holding out hope they could score Super Bowl tickets in the waning hours before Sunday's game. Story
    Want to avoid back-ups? Leave early
    Despite efforts to maintain flow, planners say fans should arrive three hours early. And those trying to get around the stadium should use back roads. Story
    Tampa scores before game
    Reviews leading up to game day have been favorable, an improvement over Tampa's last tour as Super Bowl host. Story
    St. Petersburg events fall far short of goals
    Concerts and festivals are lightly attended. Some blame the events in Tampa and some blame poor marketing. Story
    Sparse crowd gathers for Jazz Bowl

    Fans brave the cool weather and wait through a delay to hear the musical performances. Story
    Here’s a game tip: Don't wager on it
    With the Super Bowl in town, detectives in Pinellas have stepped up enforcement of gambling rules. 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 MEDIA
    CBS exults in game’s return after 9-year hiatus
    So what if ratings for CBS' pregame show dropped 10 percent this season, and the overnight ratings for the AFC and NFC championship games hit an all-time low? Story
    The broadcast
    Story
    What’s on TV
    Story
    TV/radio facts and figures
    Story
    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
    OPINION & COLUMNS
    Bucs can only wonder: What if?
    Around here, Warren Sapp is fond of bellowing, when an NFL opponent threatens the Bucs in Tampa, "Not in our house!" Hubert Mizell column
    On center stage: Trent Dilfer
    Trent Dilfer, this is your day. Gary Shelton column
    They came, they saw and they got the story half-right
    Before the elite of the national sports press corps departs Tampa, I would like to correct one misapprehension. Mary Jo Melone column
    Vikings’ Culpepper counts his blessings
    Vikings quarterback Daunte Culpepper talks with staff writer Roger Mills about adoption, feats of strength and loving life. Roger Mills Q&A
    Official site is built for size
    For the past week, people walking in the Tampa Convention Center have stopped in front of the room where the official site for Super Bowl XXXV is being produced. Surfing the net
    Redskins RB’s thrill? Meeting R&B star
    R&B singer R. Kelly had no idea he was about to meet his biggest fan Friday night. Kelly was playing in a Super Bowl celebrity basketball tournament at the University of Tampa when his biggest fan approached him before the game. Darrell Fry column

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