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MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, host of this year's Super Bowl (Anthony Quintano/flickr)

Whether you're curious about Super Bowl Boulevard, want to know who's singing the National Anthem, or wondering if a certain governor will be attending the game, we've got you covered.

One Map To Rule Them All

Friday, January 31, 2014

Navigating the New York-New Jersey region this weekend for the 'first mass transit Super Bowl?' New York's MTA put together a map that combines the area's transit infrastructure in one Vignelli-inspired package.

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Guts! Glory! Fakery! Why Football Loves The Pre-Game Speech

Friday, January 31, 2014

WNYC

Hear how legendary football coaches have used their oratorical powers to goad their teams to glory.

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How Did the Super Bowl End up in a City Like East Rutherford?

Friday, January 31, 2014

WNYC

 

Recently Super Bowls tend to go to cities that build new stadiums. Owners lobby ferociously to host the game. 

That was the case with 1.6 billion dollar Met Life Stadium opened in 2010

 

Recently Super Bowls tend to go to cities that build new stadiums. Owners lobby ferociously to host the gam

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Be the Coolest at Your Super Bowl Party with Census Stats on Denver and Seattle

Friday, January 31, 2014

From population to median household size, the Brian Lehrer Show compares Denver and Seattle census data -- and takes calls about the food, music, weather and more in each city.

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PHOTOS: How to Spot a Fake Super Bowl Ticket

Friday, January 31, 2014

Thermochromic ink, embossing and holographs: the NFL is keeping its Super Bowl tickets real.

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The Soup or Bowl Recipe Contest Winner

Friday, January 31, 2014

After scouring the country for the heartiest meals served in a bowl, The Takeaway has finally selected a winner of our Soup or Bowl half time recipe contest. There were so many submissions, and we are grateful for your participation. Our judge Dan Pashman, founder and host of The Sporkful Podcast, selected a recipe for roasted pistachio soup from our listener Jay in Troy, Utah. Here you'll find Jay's winning recipe.

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Super Bowl Ticket Prices as Variable as the Weather

Thursday, January 30, 2014

WNYC

The New York-New Jersey Super Bowl Host Committee says the game will generate between $500 and $600 million of projected economic activity for the region. But hotel prices are falling and tickets to the game have taken a dip--kind of like the temperature in the Northeast in recent days.

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Is the Super Bowl Helping Your Business?

Thursday, January 30, 2014

A call-in segment for local business owners: Is Super Bowl week the windfall you expected? And what do you have planned for this weekend? Call in to report on how the influx of NFL fans is affecting your bottom line. And then, plug away -- if you've got a Super Bowl event planned, or have some other sort of Super Bowl related special going on, let us know. We'll compile a database for fellow WNYC fans.

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Stock Market Wobbles Despite Economy Growing

Friday, January 31, 2014

This week on Money Talking, what's up with the recent slide in the stock market? And is hosting a Super Bowl a good financial bet for the host city?

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Does The NFL Deserve Nonprofit Status?

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

In addition to local franchises getting tax breaks, the NFL as a league retains nonprofit status that lets it avoid millions of dollars in taxes. As we prepare for Sunday's Super Bowl, Gregg Easterbrook, author of The King of Sports: Football’s Impact on America, discusses the arrangement and the big money in pro football.

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Super Bowl Boulevard: An Explainer

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

The big game is in New Jersey, but the pre-game activities are happening on thirteen blocks of Broadway in midtown Manhattan. Here's what you need to know about Super Bowl Boulevard.

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Renée Fleming to Sing National Anthem at 2014 Super Bowl

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

The Super Bowl will have a touch of the operatic this year: Soprano Renée Fleming will sing the national anthem.

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A Behind The Scenes Look At The Super Bowl Halftime Show

Thursday, January 16, 2014

We speak with Ricky Kirshner, executive producer of the Superbowl halftime show since 2007, about the inner workings of such a massive event. Then, Amos Barshad, pop culture editor for Grantland, runs down Superbowl halftime history.

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Does Super Bowl Math Add Up?

Monday, January 06, 2014

WNYC

This year’s Super Bowl at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., is predicted to bring a half a billion dollars to the New York and New Jersey region. But economists don’t expect to see that kind of cash raining down on the Garden State.

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Super Bowl Security

Friday, January 17, 2014

Jane McManus, reporter for ESPN New York, discusses how the region is preparing security for New York's first Super Bowl.

 

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Christie Gets a Super Bowl Box After All

Friday, January 17, 2014

NJPR

For a while, it looked like New Jersey's Chris Christie wouldn't get to watch the Super Bowl from the vantage of a luxury box. But thanks to an agency he controls, Christie will get access to box seats on Feb. 2 after all.

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At Turnpike Stops, the Hunt for Prostitution

Monday, December 23, 2013

WNYC

At truck stops they’re known by many names. Sleeper Leapers. Bunk Bunnies. Lot Lizards. But the state of New Jersey has another name for them: Victims of human trafficking.

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Will the Super Bowl Allow New Jersey to Recoup Money Spent on MetLife Stadium?

Friday, November 29, 2013

The New York Giants and the New York Jets are reaping the benefits of MetLife Stadium, but at what cost to the taxpayers of New Jersey?

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A Supersilly Super Bowl 'What If ... ?'

Saturday, January 18, 2014

It's getting close to Super Bowl time, so here's a little fantasy. What would happen if a British sports announcer who has no idea how American football works (not a clue) were suddenly thrown on the air and had to do play-by-play for a game between Alabama and Notre Dame? He knows nothing. What would he say?

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Enter Our SoupOrBowl Recipe Contest!

Friday, January 24, 2014

It's the Super Bowl, public-radio style: We're hosting the world's first-ever Soup or Bowl recipe contest. Enter your best recipe for soup (or something that can be served in a bowl) and compete for bragging rights and a chance to celebrate your dish with our head judge, The Sporkful's Dan Pashman.

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Broadway Prepares for 'Super Bowl Boulevard'

Friday, January 24, 2014

The Super Bowl is being played in New Jersey, but New York City hosting the pre-game festivities known as the NFL Experience. And starting this Wednesday, 13 blocks of Broadway will be converted into Super Bowl Boulevard—but not everyone is cheering.

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The Right Way to Eat Wings

Monday, January 27, 2014

This Sunday during the Super Bowl, people across the country will once again be taking sides. Factions will face off. A rivalry will be renewed. And there will be carnage. Of course we're talking about chicken wings.

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Are You a Conflicted Football Fan?

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

In his Atlantic essay, Peter Beinart explores his moral conflict between his love of watching football with his young son and the inherent violence of the game. As you make plans to watch the Superbowl this weekend, are you conflicted between your enjoyment of watching the game and teaching your kids to love it too, despite the violence?

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