Wednesday's Super Bowl Glance
LOOKING AHEAD: Beyonce hits the Big Easy. The 16-time Grammy Award winner is scheduled to discuss her Super Bowl halftime show at what is expected to be a well-attended news conference Thursday.
BRAGGING RIGHTS: "I just believe we have a better football team and we're a more galvanized football team." — Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo.
TWEET OF THE DAY: "Looking forward to the memories of right now..." — Ravens defensive tackle Bryan Hall ((at)BryanHall95).
FACTOID: Advertising rates for a 30-second Super Bowl commercial were $3.8 million, up from $3.5 million last year. Ad rates for the first Super Bowl in 1967 were $42,000.
SUPER TALK: "No question we wanted to be the first team to host and play on our own field in the same year. We had an unbelievable experience down in Miami when we won the Super Bowl and we kept on saying how great it would be if we could do that back in New Orleans for our fans, so there is a bit of disappointment in that, but look, we're looking forward to next year and winning the Super Bowl in New York." — Dennis Lauscha, president of the New Orleans Saints.
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