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The Super Bowl is the biggest single sporting event in the United States each year. It’s become an unofficial holiday and tens of millions of people tune in not only for the game but also the commercials, halftime musical performance and all the other revelry surrounding the game. Even non-sports fans become fans for a day around the Super Bowl. The upcoming game will be played in Miami, FL on Sunday, February 7, 2010.
Miami has been the host of The Super Bowl nine other times, starting with Super Bowl II in 1968 and most recently Super Bowl XLI in 2007. Miami seems to be favored often for the site of The Super Bowl because of their ideal weather conditions during the winter season along with a variety of outdoor activities that Miami offers its visitors.
Many companies, casinos and organizations host Super Bowl parties to entertain clients and raise money. And while such events can offer a lot of fun and comraderie, one of the best ways to make an event even more exciting is to hire a retired football great to sign autographs, meet/greet guests and give a pre-game and halftime chalk talk.
PFP Sports & Celebrity Talent arranges for a number of such appearances around each Super Bowl. For instance, last year former Dallas Cowboys great Ed “Too Tall” Jones appeared at a casino in California. That same casino has hired Cowboys Hall of Famer Randy White for the upcoming Super Bowl. A couple of years ago, PFP procured former Denver Broncos linebackers Karl Mecklenburg and Randy Gradishar for a Super Bowl party to raise money for a local charity. Both legends spoke about their experience of playing in the Super Bowl and gave a chalk talk about the upcoming game. PFP has also booked Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders appearances at various functions around the Super Bowl.
If you’re interested in livening up your Super Bowl event and creating an unforgettable experience for your guests, contact PFF Sports & Celebrity Talent. Call 1.800.966.1380.
I’m always amazed at the popularity of the Dallas Cowboys and their players. I book sports celebrities across the country and no team except maybe baseball’s New York Yankees even come close to matching the popularity of the Cowboys.
The Cowboys popularity isn’t just confined to Texas. It’s true they are the most popular team in every corner of the state, but their popularity extends across the country. They earned the nickname “America’s Team” for good reason. Ask football fans in Richmond, VA who their favorite team is and they’re just as likely to say the Cowboys as the Redskins.
I recently spoke with Hall of Famer Randy White, who’s success with the Cowboys has translated into a nice post-football career making appearances, endorsements, etc. I joked with Randy how fortunate he should feel that he was drafted by the Cowboys and not a less popular team like the Lions. He agreed.
I book more former Cowboys for events than any other football team. Want to drive traffic and create excitement around your event? You can’t go wrong with a Cowboys player. A few examples of recently bookings…
- Drew Pearson made an appearance at a casino in Arizona
- Ed “Too Tall” Jones made an appearance at a Super Bowl party in New Mexico
- Tony Dorsett appeared at a corporate event in Las Vegas
- Roger Staubach spoke an annual meeting in Arkansas
- Jay Novacek appeared at a store grand opening in Virginia
So why the popularity? It began in the 1970’s with Roger Staubach, Tom Landry and the cheerleaders. Everything in Texas is big and the Cowboys attained a larger-than-life status. They always seemed to be on tv and the team’s success with a victory in Super Bowl XII helped them gain legions of new fans .
The Cowboys struggled a bit in the 1980’s but its three Super Bowl victories in the 1990’s helped reclaim its status as America’s Team . They were their own reality show – a good-looking quarterback in Troy Aikman, the NFL’s all-time leading rusher in Emmitt Smith, a character in Michael Irvin and an ego maniac in Jerry Jones.
No NFL team receives the same amount of attention as the Cowboys. The media loves controversy and sensationalism and the Cowboys are full of both. Last year, ESPN jumped on the bandwagon by assigning one its reporters to cover the Cowboys full-time. With Terrell Owens running his mouth off, Tony Romo dating Jessica Simpson and Jerry Jones still prowling the sidelines, the team was must-see tv.
This season may be a bit more boring with T.O. gone and Jessica Simpson out of the picture, but there’s no doubt the team will continue to be popular and make front-page headlines.
Of course I shouldn’t fail to mention that the visually appealing Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders may be a contributing factor as well.