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February 7, 2010

Poor Old Oak Tree & Superbowl Trivia

We've had a good amount of rain and stormy weather this winter. The sunrise is so beautiful after a storm has cleared the area and the sun peaks through. The photo below was taken from in front of our house.

A huge rain and wind storm can also cause alot of damage. One morning after one of those huge rain and wind storms occured last month, Dominic drove down the hill to go to work in the morning to find a fair amount of damage to one of the old oak trees on the farm. Split the tree in half! I think it was due to the high, strong wind. Dominic has been cutting up the half that has broken off, piece by piece for firewood. Hopefully the standing half will continue to grow and be healthy. Only time will tell...

_____________________________________________________________________________________ Superbowl Trivia As of 2006, the cost of a 30-second commercial on average is $2.5 million. The first famous Super Bowl commercial was a 1974 ad for Noxzema featuring Super Bowl legend Joe Namath. California leads with five MVPs, followed by Ohio and Florida with four. Dan Reeves, Mike Ditka and Tony Dungy have appeared in the Super Bowl as a player, assistant coach and head coach. In Super Bowl XLI (2007) Tony Dungy of the Colts and Lovie Smith of the Bears making history as the first African-Americans to coach in a Super Bowl. Jerry Rice has scored the most touchdowns (7) in three Super Bowls. Mike Lodish has played the most Super Bowls (6), four with Buffalo and two with Denver. No network footage exists of Super Bowl I. It was taped over, supposedly for a soap opera. No NFL team has ever played the Super Bowl on its own home field. No Super Bowl game has ever gone into overtime play. No Super Bowl has ever ended in a shutout. Super Bowl VII with Miami Dolphins kicker Garo Yepremian's failed field goal attempt is perhaps the most dramatic example of a near shutout. The lowest amount of points scored in a Super Bowl is 3, put up by those same Dolphins in the previous year's Super Bowl, Super Bowl VI. Six teams have lost the final game of the regular season and still won the Super Bowl. Super Bowl Sunday is the second-largest U.S. food consumption day, following Thanksgiving. Super Bowls are held in an American city that is chosen years in advance. The Dallas Cowboys have scored the most points (221); the Denver Broncos have allowed the most (206). The Dolphins are the only team that failed to score a touchdown in a Super Bowl game. Miami scored just three points in a 21-point loss to Dallas in Super Bowl VI in New Orleans. The first Super Bowl was played in 1967. The Green Bay Packers of the National Football League defeated the Kansas City Chiefs of the American Football League, 35-to-10. The longest field goal in Super Bowl history was by Steve Christie. Christie hit a 54-yarder in the first quarter of Super Bowl XXVIII vs. Dallas. Jason Elam has the second-longest field goal of 51 yards. The NFL pays for up to 150 rings for the winning Super Bowl team at $5,000 apiece (plus adjustments for extra gold or diamonds) and 150 pieces of jewelry for the losing Super Bowl team, each to cost up to half the price of the Super Bowl ring The only team to win back-to-back Super Bowls under different head coaches are the San Francisco 49ers. They won Super Bowl XXIII under legendary coach Bill Walsh and the next year returned to victory under George Seifert. The team leading at the end of the third quarter has won the past 13. The team to score first has won 25 of 36 Super Bowls The team leading at the end of the third quarter has won 31 of 36 Super Bowls. The winning Super Bowl team gets the Vince Lombardi Trophy, named for the coach of the Green Bay Packers, who won the first two Super Bowl games. Following his death in September 1970, the trophy was named the Vince Lombardi Trophy, first awarded at Super Bowl V in Miami. The Vince Lombardi Trophy is made by Tiffany, takes 72 man hours to produce, and it costs $12,500. Tony Dungy is the first African-American coach to win a Super Bowl. Twenty-three of 32 NFL teams have played in the Super Bowl -- AFC (13), NFC (10).

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