Guide to 2008 NFL Football Super Bowl XLII

By Michael Dorausch, D.C.

Super Bowl XLII kicks off tomorrow in Glendale, Arizona. Many people are out today making their last-minute purchases on plasma TVs, stocking up on Super Bowl food, and getting their living rooms ready for Sunday’s big game. I’ll be making that dreaded trip to the Costco parking lot in Marina del Rey, when I’m done with this post. This chiropractor has gotta have his game time barbecued chicken wings. For those of you seeking more information about the game, I’ve put together this list of resources (along with some superbowl chiropractic trivia) to help you find what you’re looking for.

Superbowl Schedule
The 2008 Super Bowl XLII has a scheduled kickoff time of 6:18 pm eastern on February 3rd, 2008. It’s important to pay attention to this year’s superbowl start time since the game is being held in Arizona, a state that doesn’t have daylight savings time. So if you’re on the East Coast, (like in New York or New England) superbowl game time begins at 6:18 p.m. If you’re on the West Coast (like in California) kickoff is at 3:18 p.m. In Phoenix, Arizona, Super Bowl XLII kick-off is 4:18 p.m. (that’s for those of you watching the game locally) Game is broadcasting on Fox and Fox HD.

Super Bowl XLII Location
This years event is taking place at the newly built University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. The stadium is located at 1 Cardinals Way, Glendale, AZ 85301 (check it out on a Google satellite map) The stadium has a web site if you want more information.

Super Bowl XLI commercials godaddy girl (photo: Candace Michelle became famous after her wardrobe malfunction godaddy commercial four years ago)

Super Bowl Commercials
There’s always that person that tunes into the game just to see the commercials. Fortunately, all of this year’s commercials will be available online after the game, so you should have no worries about getting up and going to the refrigerator. For those of you seeking some previews of super bowl commercials, check out this web site: Companies advertising in this years XLII event include Audi of America, Bridgestone,, Dell (I love my XPS laptop), Coca-Cola, Disney, E*TRADE, FedEx, GoDaddy, and others.

This year there is an adblitz channel on YouTube for watching and voting on superbowl commercials after the game. Candice Michelle (who is the wife of a chiropractor) is celebrating her fourth year of being featured in a super bowl commercial. She’d be ecstatic if you’d vote for her after the game.

On the topic of superbowl commercials, word is that the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) is running a spot about prescription drug abuse. The ad features a drug dealer outside of a convenience store, complaining that business is off and sales are down. The message is that teens don’t need a drug dealer to get high since they can get prescription medications from their parents medical cabinets.

Super Bowl Spread
If you’re in Las Vegas you may be putting some money down on this weekend’s game. I don’t know much about sports betting and this weekend’s superbowl spread, so I searched out a link. According to the web site the New England Patriots are favored over the New York Giants by eleven and a half points (11.5). Check the web site for more information.

Time to inject some chiropractic trivia. Did you know Michael Strahan, the All-Pro defensive tackle for the New York Giants, speaks highly of the upper cervical chiropractic technique known as Atlas Orthogonal?

Super Bowl Recipes
I mentioned I’ll be going to Costco to pick up some chicken wings to throw on the barbecue tomorrow afternoon. Some will be made with barbecue sauce, and the others will be brushed with hot sauce. I like it when they’re crispy and hot. I did a quick search for superbowl recipes and superbowl food and I noticed the web site for FRANK’S® RedHot® (web site link) had a whole list of superbowl recipes. Besides Buffalo Chicken Wings, they have recipes for superbowl appetizers and snacks, such as quesadillas, fajitas, and burgers.

Some more chiropractic trivia. Did you know that Joe Montana of the San Francisco 49ers received a chiropractic adjustment live on television before the 1990 Super Bowl XXIV game against the Denver Broncos? The event occurred during a CBS pregame show. A San Carlos Chiropractor, Nick Athens (graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa), was reportedly the San Francisco 49er’s secret weapon, as he provided nearly the entire team with chiropractic care. The 49ers womped the Denver Broncos that year and Joe Montana was voted SuperBowl XXIV MVP. That was January 28, 1990.

Alright, I covered the kickoff time, stadium location, commercials, food, and threw in some chiropractic trivia. Unless you’re dog eats superbowl tickets, I think we got it all wrapped up. For those of you still hanging around, here are some planet chiropractic articles related to pro football in previous super bowls. There’s this one on Super Bowl ads and pain, Super Bowl XLI, and an article about Emmitt Smith (holder of three Super Bowl rings) giving good advice (telling LaDainian Tomlinson about his chiropractic care). I also located a photo of myself, Candace Michelle, and her chiropractic husband, at a chiropractic conference.

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