The NFL Experience
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Got up this morning around 9:30. I left the house at 10:30 and stopped for breakfast at Waffle House. I thought my drive down MLK Blvd would be a slow drive to the stadium. Not at all. Drove all the way with no traffic problems and parked the Jeep quickly. Had a nice little walk to the stadium due to the sidewalks being open only at the intersections. It's a nice 60 degrees!!
Had to wait in line to buy the NFL Experience tickets for about 45 minutes. Bought a ticket holder with a superbowl pin for $10.00. The place was crowded but everyone was having a good time. I did not do any of the games. I walked around taking pictures. Everything had a line you had to wait in even the NFL Store. You just had to be patient. They had a lot of stuff for the kids to do.
My best experience was to see the Vince Lombardi Trophy in person. Took some great pictures of it. It's 22 inches tall and a weight of 7 pounds. Vincent Thomas Lombardi (June 11, 1913 ��" September 3, 1970) was an American football coach. He was the head coach of the Green Bay Packers of the NFL from 1959-67, winning five league championships during his 9 years. Following a one-year retirement from coaching in 1968, he returned as head coach of the Washington Redskins for the 1969 season. Lombardi's record in the post-season was 9-1, the loss coming in the first of those games, the 1960 NFL Championship Game.
The Vince Lombardi Trophy is the trophy awarded each year to the winning team of the National Football League's annual championship game, the Super Bowl.
Since Super Bowl XXX, it is presented to the winning team's owner on the field following the game. Previously, it was presented inside the winning team's locker room. The trophy, created by Tiffany & Co. is valued at $15,500, and depicts a regulation-size football in kicking position that is made entirely of sterling silver, standing 23 inches (58 cm) tall, weighing 7 pounds (3.2 kg), it takes approximately four months and 72 man-hours to create.
The team is allowed to keep the trophy at their own facility, with one notable exception being the trophy that the then-Baltimore Colts won in Super Bowl V.
As of 2008, the San Francisco 49ers, Pittsburgh Steelers, and Dallas Cowboys are tied with five Vince Lombardi Trophies apiece. The New York Giants, New England Patriots,Green Bay Packers, Oakland Raiders and Washington Redskins are all tied for fourth with three apiece.
It cost $10.00 to park and $18.50 for the NFL Experience. Not a bad day at all. The crowds were huge and everyone was in a good mood and the weather was fantastic!!! What a good day of fun!!