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Published on July 31, 2008

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Slide 1: By Jake Cramer, Tyler Bolden, and Jabin Joseph NFL Teams and Their Cities Our Road Trip : Our Road Trip Pittsburgh, PA - Pittsburgh Steelers Oakland, CA - Oakland Raiders Green Bay, WI - Green Bay Packers Atlanta, GA - Atlanta Falcons San Diego, CA - San Diego Chargers Dallas, TX - Dallas Cowboys Miami, FL - Miami Dolphins Indianapolis, IN - Indianapolis Colts Denver, CO - Denver Broncos New Orleans, LA - New Orleans Saints Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania5 Interesting Facts : Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania5 Interesting Facts Pittsburgh is the second largest city in Pennsylvania. The first Europeans arrived in the 1710’s as traders. Pittsburgh is well known for its steel. Pittsburgh is built on the land surrounding the meeting point of the Allegheny, Monongahela, and the Ohio Rivers. Pittsburgh is known for its many bridges and is commonly known as the “city of bridges,” or the “bridge capital of the U.S. East Liberty Presbyterian ChurchPittsburgh, PA : East Liberty Presbyterian ChurchPittsburgh, PA East Liberty Presbyterian church was completed on May 12, 1935. The building, which occupies one city block, costs approximately 4 million dollars to construct. The church was built in the style of goth cathedrals which was characterized by the use of pointed arches. Ralph Adams Crane, the architect of the church was given freedom to build the finest and most beautiful church he could build. During the dedication in 1935, 1700 members filled the seats with 3800 listening to the service through a speaker system. Pittsburgh Steelers History andHeinz Field : Pittsburgh Steelers History andHeinz Field Heinz field was opened in 2001. It has a 64,450 seating capacity. Heinz field is primarily a football facility, though it has also hosted soccer games and concerts. It was built to replace Three Rivers Stadium. The Pittsburgh Steelers have appeared in six Super Bowls. They have appeared in 13 conference championship games. They are also the only sixth-seeded team to advance to a championship game as well as to win one. Oakland, California5 Interesting Facts : Oakland, California5 Interesting Facts Ohlone Indians settled in the area that would become Oakland in 1200 B.C. In 1849, during the California Gold Rush, Oakland became the mainland staging point for passengers and cargo traveling between the bay and the Sierra Foothills. The Oakland Bay Bridge, which spans across San Francisco Bay is 9,260 feet long. Rand McNally named Oakland as having the best weather in the U.S.A. According to the 2,000 U.S. Census, Oakland is one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the U.S. with over 150 languages spoken. Oakland Bay BridgeOakland, California : Oakland Bay BridgeOakland, California The Oakland Bay Bridge was built to span the 1.8 mile stretch of water between San Francisco and Yuerbo Island. It was finished in November 1936 and suffered earthquake damage in October 1989. It took the equivalent of 1,070,000,000 dollars to complete. It was made with steel rivets which aren’t as strong as other rivets and had to be replaced. Oakland Raiders History and McAfee Coliseum : Oakland Raiders History and McAfee Coliseum The name of the stadium is McAfee Coliseum. The Raiders played their first game at the Oakland Coliseum on September 18, 1966. The team moved to Los Angeles in 1982, but came back in 1996. During that time a 200,000,000 dollar project was completed including adding 22,000 seats. The Raiders have won three Super Bowls, XI, XV, XVIII. Seventeen Raiders’ players and coaches were inducted into the Pro Football Hall Of Fame, including John Madden. Green Bay, Wisconsin5 Interesting Facts : Green Bay, Wisconsin5 Interesting Facts Wisconsin’s first newspaper, the Green Bay Intelligencer was first published in 1833. Green Bay is the third largest city in Wisconsin. The average winter daytime temperature is 26 degrees Fahrenheit, and the average summer temperature is 74 degrees Fahrenheit. The average annual snowfall is 48.4 inches. Green Bay has 500 miles of waterlines. In spite of American independence, Green Bay remained a British stronghold until after the war in 1912. World Trade Center Memorial, Green Bay, Wisconsin : World Trade Center Memorial, Green Bay, Wisconsin Two 30 foot tall stainless steel replicas of the World Trade Center stand next to the Nitschke Bridge. It was dedicated on June 1, 2005. Names of the victims are carved in the base and a real piece of a girder from one of the World Trade Center Towers is inside of them. Packers History and Lambeau Field : Packers History and Lambeau Field Lambeau Field is a football field located in Green Bay, Wisconsin. It was opened in 1957 as City Stadium. It was also known as New City Stadium until 1965 when Curly Lambeau died earlier in the year. Curly Lambeau was the founder, a player, and the first coach of the Green Bay Packers. In September 2003, a five story, 25,000 square foot addition which included a Packers hall of fame was added. Packers fans are die-hard; they come rain or shine. Because of the cold weather in Green Bay, Lambeau field is called “The Frozen Tundra.” Atlanta, Georgia5 Interesting Facts : Atlanta, Georgia5 Interesting Facts Atlanta is the fastest growing city in the United States according to population. Atlanta is known as “ The birthplace of the civil rights movement” because Dr. Martin Luther KIng Jr. started the civil rights in Atlanta. Atlanta is the only city that has been destroyed by fire as an act of war. Atlanta was the home of the centennial Olympic games in 1996. Large companies that originated in Atlanta such as Delta Airlines, Coca-Cola, and CNN say Atlanta is the “Greenest” city in the U.S. Centennial ParkAtlanta, Georgia : Centennial ParkAtlanta, Georgia Less than 20 years ago, Centennial olympic park was a run-down part of Atlanta. In 1996 it was converted into a gathering spot for visitors and citizens to enjoy the 1996 olympic games. Following the 1996 olympic games, a large part of the park was closed and remodeled for daily public use. Today the 21 acre park provides a double mission. It serves as Atlanta’s legacy of the olympic games, and it has helped to improve the city residential and commercial development of Atlanta. Atlanta Falcons History and The Georgia Dome : Atlanta Falcons History and The Georgia Dome The Atlanta Falcons joined the NFL in 1966, but their first winning season wasn’t until 1971. They apeared in one Super Bowl in 1998, but lost it. Their stadium is the Georgia dome, a heated/air conditioned dome. Their old stadium, The Fulton County stadium was imploded on August 2, 1997. San Diego, California5 Interesting Facts : San Diego, California5 Interesting Facts The world-famous san Diego Zoo holds some of the world’s rarest wildlife, including Giant Pandas, and Hun-Meo, the only panda cub in the U.S. There are 25 colleges and universities in San Diego. In 1846, during the Mexican War, the U.S. seized San Diego, and it was incorporated as a city in 1850, right after California joined the Union. San Diego has a natural harbor and is a hub for U.S.naval operations. San Diego is the second largest city in California, and the seventh largest city in the U.S.. Balboa ParkSan Diego, California : Balboa ParkSan Diego, California Balboa Park was founded in 1868 on a 1400 acre piece of land covered with brush. In 1910 the “City Park” name was replaced with Balboa Park after Spanish explorer Vasco Nunez de Balboa who crossed Panama to discover the Pacific Ocean, to closer associate the park with the planned 1915 Panama-California exposition that helped spur local economy and the real estate market. It is now home to museums, art galleries, The Old Globe Theater, beautiful gardens, and The San Diego Zoo. San Diego Chargers History and Qualcomm Stadium : San Diego Chargers History and Qualcomm Stadium The San Diego Chargers’ stadium is Qualcomm Stadium, and has been used since 1967. It is the only stadium to hold the World Series and the Super Bowl in the same year. The San Diego Chargers were established in 1959, and have never won a Super Bowl. This season, they are going to play a regular season game against the Saints in London, England. Dallas, Texas5 Interesting Facts : Dallas, Texas5 Interesting Facts Dallas was first settled by Tennessee lawyer John Neely Bryan as a trading port on the trinity River in 1841. The city was named in 1846 after Vice President George M. Dallas. The Dallas Fort-Worth Metropolitan area is know as the metroplex, and is a leader in the high technology industry, giving it the name “Silicon Prairie”. President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas on November 22, 1963 The Texas state fair and the annual Cotton Bowl football game are held in the Art Deco Fair park in Dallas. Sixth Floor Museum at Dealy PlazaDallas, Texas : Sixth Floor Museum at Dealy PlazaDallas, Texas The museum examines the life, times, and death of President John F. Kennedy. The museum’s exhibit area uses historic films, photographs, artifacts, and interpretive displays of the assassination of JFK. The museum opened its doors on President’s Day February 20, 1989. The museum is located in the Old Texas School book depository on the intersection of Elm and Houston on Dealy plaza in downtown Dallas. Dallas Cowboys History and Texas Stadium : Dallas Cowboys History and Texas Stadium The Dallas cowboys have the most Super Bowl appearances of ny team in the NFL. They also have the highest average yearly revenue of any team. They play at Texas Stadium which was built in 1971. They were first known at the steers, but a few weeks later the name was changed to the Steers, and in 1960, the name was changed to the Cowboys. Denver, Colorado5 Interesting Facts : Denver, Colorado5 Interesting Facts Denver is a tourist city because of skiing,mountain resorts and National Parks, and frontier historical sites nearby. Denver is the largest city in Colorado and also is state capital. Gold and silver strikes in 1870-1880’s brought prosperity and the city became the capital of Bonanza kings. In the late 1970’s, Denver was the center of oil shale exploration and many new office buildings were erected in anticipation of further growth. By the late 1990’s the Denver region, after concerted efforts to improve air quality, had significantly reduced the level of air pollution. Miami, Florida5 Interesting : Miami, Florida5 Interesting Coral Castle - Rock GateMiami, Florida : Coral Castle - Rock GateMiami, Florida Miami Dolphins History and Dolphin Stadium : Miami Dolphins History and Dolphin Stadium Indianapolis, Indiana 5 Interesting Facts : Indianapolis, Indiana 5 Interesting Facts Soldiers and Sailors MonumentIndianapolis, Indiana : Soldiers and Sailors MonumentIndianapolis, Indiana Indianapolis Colts History and RCA Dome : Indianapolis Colts History and RCA Dome Molly Brown HouseDenver, Colorado : Molly Brown HouseDenver, Colorado The Molly Brown House was bought in 1894 by J.J. Brown, Margaret’s husband. Brown was known “the unsinkable Molly Brown” because she survived the sinking of the RMS Titanic. The building is now home to a museum that holds exhibits interpreting her life as well as victorian Denver. Today the home is owned by historic Denver inc. and public tours are run daily for free. Denver Broncos History and Invesco Field at Mile High : Denver Broncos History and Invesco Field at Mile High After 41 years at Mile High Stadium, also known as Bears Stadium, the Denver Broncos moved into a new stadium 2001 named Invesco field at Mile High. They beat the Packers in Super Bowls xxxII and became only the 6th team in history to win back-to-back Super Bowl xxxIII. Denver annual sale of 74,000 season tickets is backed by a waiting list of tens of thousand of people. New Orleans, Louisiana5 Interesting Facts : New Orleans, Louisiana5 Interesting Facts New Orleans is located in the south eastern part of the state, between the Mississippi River and Lake Ponchartrain. New Orleans is one of the only cities in the nation that has been under three flags, New Orleans has belonged to Spain, France, and the United States. The French founded New Orleans in 1718, and named it after the dance of Orleans. The territory was returned to France, but government authorities did not take over until 1803, just 20 days before the region became part of the United States in the Louisiana Purchase. Marty Gras, a week long carnival held in New Orleans before the beginning of Lent, is the most spectacular festival in the U.S. and is a popular tourist attraction. Pirate Alley - French QuarterNew Orleans, Louisiana : Pirate Alley - French QuarterNew Orleans, Louisiana Pirate Alley is an alley in the French Quarter in New Orleans and is a “must see” tourist location that is the subject of legend and lore. It is called Pirate Alley because it said to be a haven for pirates days past. Others have said that slaves were sold at across the street at St. Anthony’s garden on Royal Street. This also could be all legend. In reality, it’s official name was Orleans Alley, until the mid 1960’s when the city changed the name to Pirate Alley because it was hard for tourist to find. The name most likely came from the expression that suggested being thrown in to the dungeon, like “ They will take you down Pirate Alley. New Orleans Saints History and the Louisiana Superdome : New Orleans Saints History and the Louisiana Superdome The New Orleans played there first game on September 17, 1967. The Saints got there nickname because they were admitted to the NFL on all Saints day. The Saints played at Tulane Stadium from 1967-1974. In 1975 they moved to Louisiana Super Dome. In 2005 they played in the Alamo Dome and Tiger Stadium due to Hurricane Katrina. They have never won a Super Bowl.

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