The largest sporting event in the world is now set and we know now who will be playing in Super Bowl 50 at Levis Stadium in Santa Clara on February 7th. Both the Broncos and Panthers, both number 1 seeds and will face off with 39 and 26 year old QB’s leading the way. Peyton Manning (39) is the oldest QB to lead his team to the big game and Cam Newton, the possible league MVP, is 3 years older than the youngest QB ever to start a super bowl (Dan Marino at 23).
The game is itself is beyond huge, larger than gigantic and bigger than colossal in every aspect. The NFL is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the big game and the SF Bay area is hosting it for the first since 1985.
The game and all its external trappings have increased every year. The production surrounding the game spans the entire region of the host city, the officially sanctioned league events leading up the game have increased; ticket prices escalate every year, the halftime show expands, the media coverage is endless, etc,etc.
I will be working my first Super Bowl and as usual my focus will first and foremost be on executing my role but also I’ll keep my eyes on the countless behind the scenes roles that help create the “event”, and will write more as the game approaches to shed light on the multitude of career opportunities.
Stay tuned as I will be writing more as the game approaches as well as a full recap of what I learn from behind the curtain of SB50!