jump to navigation

My trip up Super Bowl Boulevard February 14, 2014

Posted by Mike C. in Broadway, Football, Media, News, Personal, Photography, Sports, Travel, TV, Video, Video Games, Weather.
trackback

Last Sunday at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, the Seattle Seahawks resoundingly defeated the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII by the score of 43-8.  It was the Seahawks’ first Super Bowl championship in franchise history.

Two days before the Big Game, I headed to nearby Manhattan to walk the NFL’s Super Bowl Boulevard Engineered by GMC.  The “Boulevard” spanned Broadway between West 34th and West 47th Streets.  It was open to the public between Wednesday, January 29, and Saturday, February 1, the day after I was there.  I had my Nikon D5100 (and two lenses) along for the walk to take pictures with.

The pictures in this post were taken outside the remote studios of ESPN, NFL Network, and FOX Sports; inside the Xbox One tent; by the Super Bowl Toboggan Run; by Extra Points, where fans could kick footballs through a goalpost; and a few other landmarks along the way.

We begin at ESPN’s studio:
MC13114004a

MC13114005a

MC13114006a

MC13114012a

MC13114013a

The Xbox One tent:
MC13114019a

MC13114020a

MC13114021a

The CNN/Bleacher Report studio:
MC13114029a

The autograph stage:
MC13114030a

MC13114031a

MC13114032a

MC13114033a

Super Bowl Toboggan Run:
MC13114034a

MC13114037a

NFL Network’s studio at West 41st Street:
MC13114040a

MC13114045a

MC13114044a

MC13114047-1a

MC13114050a

MC13114051a

The Vince Lombardi Trophy:
MC13114053a

One block north of Super Bowl Boulevard was M&Ms World:
MC13114058-1a

On the second floor, there was a massive array of tubes that contained milk chocolate, peanut, peanut butter, and pretzel M&Ms in a variety of colors.  Two of the tubes had milk chocolate M&Ms in the team colors of the Seahawks and Broncos.  I filled a bag of all kinds of M&Ms in all colors; 2.87 pounds worth.  It took me three days to eat it all.

The FOX Sports studio at West 46th Street:
MC13114055a

Megyn Kelly hosted her Fox News Channel show, The Kelly File, from this south-facing desk hours after I took this picture:
MC13114056a

The north side of the studio:
MC13114063a

MC13114064a

MC13114067a

MC13114068a

A later shot of the south side:
MC13114070a

Extra Points:
MC13114057a

This kick was good:
MC13114076a

MC13114077a

When I passed by NFL Network’s studio again, Joe Montana was on set with hosts Andrew Siciliano, Willie McGinest, and Heath Evans:
MC13114079-2

Here’s how that looked on NFL Network:
MC13114081a

And when I passed by ESPN’s studio, NFL Insiders was on:
MC13114089a

From left to right: Bill Polian, Chris Mortensen, Adam Schefter, and Suzy Kolber:
MC13114090a

MC13114091a

Macy’s Broadway entrance:
MC13114084a

Macy’s West 34th Street entrance near 7th Avenue:
MC13114094a

MC13114095a

Once inside, I bought a Super Bowl XLVIII polo shirt, cap (second from the left above), full size football with the Seahawks and Broncos logos on it, and program.

Despite the massive crowds and back stiffness that set in after an hour and a half, I had a great time walking Super Bowl Boulevard.

Congratulations to the Seattle Seahawks on winning Super Bowl XLVIII two nights later.

Advertisements

Comments»

No comments yet — be the first.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: