Prince, a music icon, performs at the halftime of Super Bowl XLI, which the Indianapolis Colts won on February 4, 2007. The game was played at Miami Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.
In addition to his role as an artist, Prince performed three songs during the halftime show: "Let's Go Crazy", "When You Were Mine" and "Purple Rain". He ended the performance with an extended version of "Purple Rain", which lasted nearly nine minutes.
Prince's performance has been cited as one of the best Halftime Shows ever. It received multiple awards from various organizations, including but not limited to: two MTV Music Awards, four American Music Awards, five Billboard Music Awards, and six Grammys.
After the show, Prince returned home to Minnesota where he died in April 2016 at the age of 57.
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Pro-Football-Reference.com | Super Bowl XLI-Indy Colts vs. Chicago Bears-February 4th, 2007. The Indianapolis Colts defeated the Chicago Bears 34-27 to win their second Super Bowl title.
The Indianapolis Colts were champions of the 2006 NFL season, having beaten the New England Patriots 24-14 in Super Bowl XLI. This was the first Super Bowl appearance for the Colts, who had moved from Baltimore after the 1999 season. The Chicago Bears had also never before appeared in the game. They had been invited by the NFL to replace the Dallas Cowboys, who had declined the invitation. The Bears had gone on to beat the defending champion Pittsburgh Steelers 21-14 to claim the Vince Lombardi Trophy.
Both teams were coming off playoff appearances the previous year. The Colts had made it all the way to the Super Bowl after beating top-ranked Denver in the Divisional Round and then going on to defeat number two seed Chicago in the Conference Championship Game. The Bears had also made it this far after defeating no. 6 seed Philadelphia in the Wild Card Round and then topping no. 3 seed New England in the Divisional Playoff Game.
Super Bowl XXXVIII: New England Patriots vs. Atlanta Falcons was the most-watched television event of 2005, with 106 million viewers. It beat out the previous record holder, Super Bowl LI: New England Patriots vs. Atlanta Falcons, which had 105 million viewers. The most recent Super Bowl to be played between these two teams was Super Bowl LIII: Patriots 45, Falcons 14 on February 5, 2019.
It's worth mentioning that there were only 16 million cable subscribers in 1975, when the original Super Bowl aired. Cable TV subscriptions have since soared, reaching 200 million in 2015. In other words, many more people saw this one game than actually watched it!
The original Super Bowl was a huge success when it first aired in January 1972. It drew 75 million viewers, making it the most-viewed single sports event up to that point. Since then, no other television event has come close - not even close - such as World Series baseball or NBA basketball games.
Hear this out loud: Pause The Giants defeated the Patriots by the score of 21-17. The game was played on February 5, 2012, at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, the first time that the Super Bowl was played in Indiana. The victory gave New York its first NFL championship since 1957 and made Eli Manning the first New York quarterback to win the title.
The stadium itself is a bit of history itself. Opened in 1980, the $625 million, 67,000-seat facility is the second-largest domed stadium in America (after Florida's Sun Dome). It sits on a tract of land between Madison Avenue and Columbus Circle in Manhattan.
The stadium was originally known as New York City Football Club Stadium before it was rebranded as MetLife Stadium in 2009. Before it was even completed, there were problems with the field leveling out after heavy rainstorms which caused several postponements and delays to the opening game. However, once the final product was unveiled, it turned out to be much better than expected. The stadium has a natural grass playing surface covered by a netting material called "Titan Sport" for soccer games.
MetLife Stadium hosted the Super Bowl for the third time in 2014 when it was owned by the New Jersey Sports and Exhibition Authority.
After Super Bowl XLIX in Phoenix in 2015, Jimmy Fallon aired another new edition of The Tonight Show, this time as the host. Instead of a primetime series episode, CBS presented a special live edition of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert as the lead-up to Super Bowl 50 in 2016.
The game was played for the fifth time (and the tenth time in South Florida) at Hard Rock Stadium (originally Joe Robbie Stadium) in Miami Gardens, Florida, on February 7, 2010, the latest calendar date for a Super Bowl yet.
The 2020 NFL season's Super Bowl Sunday will be held on February 7th, 2021, and will determine the league champion.
The Seahawks defeated the Denver Broncos 43-8. The Seattle Seahawks defeated the Denver Broncos to win their first Super Bowl. The final score was 43-8, but it appeared for most of the game that Seattle would shut out Peyton Manning and the Broncos. In the end, the defensive powerhouse triumphed over Denver. This was also Russell Wilson's first Super Bowl victory.
After losing to New England in the 2011 AFC Championship Game, the Seahawks went on a late season surge that included victories over Pittsburgh, Chicago, and San Francisco to secure the number one seed in the NFL playoffs. It was also during this streak that Wilson became a full time starter at quarterback. He replaced injured veteran Matt Hasselbeck and led the team to a 12-4 record over his last 16 games. Although they were denied their third straight title game appearance, the Seahawks still managed to earn home field advantage throughout the tournament with their second place finish behind Green Bay.
Seattle opened up the 2013-14 NFL season with a 38-24 victory over the Panthers in Carolina. It was also their first opening day win since 2010 when they began 1-0 for the first time since 1999. The following week, they traveled to MetLife Stadium for a match up with the defending champion New York Giants. Despite being held to just 10 points in the first half, the Seahawks came back to beat New York 30-27 in overtime.