The climax, of course, will take place at Super Bowl LII at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, where the AFC champion will meet the NFC victor on February 4. Previous anthem singers have included Whitney Houston, Lady Gaga, Mariah Carey, the Backstreet Boys, Cher, Neil Diamond and (this is going back a ways) original "Charlie's Angel" Cheryl Ladd. In 51 games, there has not been a single team that's gotten the unique advantage of playing in front of its home crowd.
The anthem is typically shown live before the Super Bowl and this year will be performed by pop singer Pink at the February 4 championship. With the AFC being the designated home team in this year's Super Bowl, the AFC champion would be assigned the Vikings' practice facility and locker room and the NFC champion would practice at the University of Minnesota and get the road locker room. NBC has the Olympics through 2032 as part of a $12 billion deal, and it's one of three networks that will take turns carrying the Super Bowl through 2022.
He said: "Philadelphia would've been my pick for the Super Bowl if it wasn't for the injury to the quarterback Carson Wentz".
In addition to being a long shot to win the league championship, the Eagles are also home underdogs in the divisional playoffs to the Atlanta Falcons.
"The biggest challenge would be if you got socked with a major snowstorm on Super Bowl Sunday that would make it hard for people to get to the game".
"I need to what happens once the playoffs start and they play against the top teams in the NFC".
Troy with Titans safety Brynden Trawick, UAB with Pittsburgh Steelers offensive lineman Chris Hubbard and West Alabama with Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler also still have alumni in the Super Bowl tournament. An angry Tom Brady is usually at his best.
The logistical nightmare can still be worked around with the built-in bye week between the conference championship games and the Super Bowl, but even that may not be enough time to get everything done that would typically get done.
"All we have seen is enthusiasm for the Super Bowl", he said. The Falcons were without him last season in the Super Bowl, but will be able to count on him this post-season.
In the Super Bowl era, 52 years, an National Football League team has never played host to a Super Bowl and also been in the game.