Sunday, May 12, 2013
Estimated 400,000 people expected in region; team practices to be held in Florham Park and Media Day in Newark
The 2014 Super Bowl at MetLife Stadium is expected to have a $550 million economic impact on New Jersey and New York, with an estimated 400,000 people in the region, according to a report on dailyrecord.com. Businesses should start preparing for the flood of visitors now, according to speakers at The Big Game Huddle, an informational and networking event held Wednesday at Raritan Valley Country Club. “Start the celebration now,” said Wayne Hasenbalg, president and chief executive officer of the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority. “You don’t have to wait until the week before the game," he told the dailyrecord.com. That impact will be felt in North and Central Jersey, as one of the competing teams will practice at the Atlantic …
Sunday, March 31, 2013
Miami Mike's is gearing up for the 2014 Super Bowl in New Jersey, which promises to bring one of the competing teams exceptionally close.
In early February, 450 people packed Miami Mike's Sports Zone in East Hanover to watch the Ravens beat the 49ers in New Orleans to win the Super Bowl. The Route 10 sports bar was so crowded it opened up an adjacent ballroom to fit everyone, as it does every Super Bowl Sunday. But while the Super Bowl is always a huge event at Miami Mike's, next year promises to be special for the 20-year-old sports bar because the game will be played exceptionally close to home. Super Bowl XLVIII will be played in New Jersey for the first time, and one of the competing teams will practice at the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center in Florham Park, about a five-mile drive from Miami Mike's, in the days before the game. Bar owner Michael "Miami Mike" …
Sunday, February 3, 2013
The Turtle Back Zoo is home to the famed Essex County prognosticator.
Essex Ed appeared on Saturday, Groundhog Day, at Turtle Back Zoo. Ed predicted an early spring and called the Super Bowl for the Ravens. Ed has correctly predicted the Super Bowl two of three times.
Super Bowl Sunday is fast approaching - where will you watch the game?
Sunday, February 3
Super Bowl XLVII may be taking place in New Orleans, but we've got a few local New Jersey bars, pubs and eateries that will make you feel like you're there! Game time is 6:30 p.m. with the game airing on CBS.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Baltimore Raven Joe Flacco said he believed MetLife Stadium should get a retractable dome if they want to host the Super Bowl in Bergen County.
Baltimore Ravens Quarterback Joe Flacco doesn't think much of plans to hold the Super Bowl at Bergen County's MetLife Stadium next year. When Denver Post reporter Mike Klis asked Flacco for his thoughts about the "cold weather" venue, the Super Bowl-bound quarterback said he thought it was "retarded," then, correcting his language, called it "stupid," according to a post on DenverPost.com. "If you want a Super Bowl, put a retractable dome on your stadium. Then you can get one," Flacco said, according to the post. "Other than that I don’t really like the idea. I don’t think people would react very well to it, or be glad to play anybody in that kind of weather.” Flacco, who grew up in South Jersey, won't have to worry about the weather when…
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Thousands pack MetLife Stadium for Super celebration
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Friday, February 3, 2012
West Caldwell fan heading to Indianapolis shortly after returning from Afghanistan.
Friday, February 3, 2012
West Caldwell resident and Giants fan Andrew Hamstra, 22, is heading to the Super Bowl this weekend after his mom bought a $5 ticket from the Rotary Club of Newark and won, according to a story posted Friday on CBS New York. Hamstra, a medic in the U.S. Army, recently returned from serving in Afghanistan. According to the story, he was able to follow his favorite team while deployed, and never missed a game. Read the full story here. Have fun in Indianapolis Hamstra and go Big Blue! Whether you'll be at Lucas Oil Stadium or watching from your couch, we want to see you in your Giants gear. Send photos this weekend to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Root for your favorite football team and enjoy great drink and food offerings.
Super Bowl XLVI pitting the Giants and New England Patriots is Sunday, and there are some local options for the public to enjoy the game and partake in special food and drink deals. Landmark Cocktail Lounge, at 259 W. Mount Pleasant Ave., is holding a special beer bucket promotion with six beers for $6, said co-owner Penny Oswald. The festivities during gametime also include t-shirt giveaways, raffles and prizes. For more information, call (973) 533-9787. Tio Juan's Margaritas, 372 W. Mount Pleasant Ave., is offering $5 blue Margaritas and a complimentary appetizer bar in the lounge for customers during the game, said Bridgette Barbato, the general manager. For more information, call (973) 992-0001. For people who prefer to stay at home…
Monday, January 30, 2012
Add a little zip to your game-day menu.
This article originally ran in February 2011. Grocery store guacamole is good in a pinch, but the real stuff transforms the humble avocado into culinary art. Guacamole, which comes from Aztec words meaning “avocado” and “sauce,” is no mere chip dip: it’s a fine accompaniment to the humble turkey sandwich or a five-star shrimp-and-octopus ceviche. Served often with chips, on the side of an entrée (or a frosty beverage), it is sometimes underappreciated. “It’s the ketchup of Mexican restaurants,” avid home cook and local resident Jennifer Munoz told me sadly. “Overlooked on the table.” It’s time to change that. While mass-market guacamole tends to be smooth, that uniform texture suggests serious food processing. Traditionally made with a …
Sunday, January 22, 2012
Did you name your son Eli, get a helmet tattoo on your neck or paint your RV Big Blue? Tell us your stories of ultimate New York Giants fandom.
Sports is about much more than games. It’s about how we celebrate our teams, obsess over athletes, recite statistics and even party. It can dictate what we wear, where we vacation and even who we marry. The New York Giants face the San Francisco 49ers today at 6:30 p.m. (Fox-TV) for the right to play in the Super Bowl. So as we count the hours until the NFC Championship Game and recount the improbable, plucky run by the Giants, it’s also time to celebrate our fandom. Everyone has that fan-tastic story: Did you name your son Eli (or Tiki), get a helmet tattoo on your neck or paint your RV Big Blue? Maybe you’re a fourth-generation season ticket holder or proposed to your girlfriend at halftime. Tell us your stories of ultimate New York …