Q. Can I still get a ticket?
A. Yes, from ticket brokers. Or you could use the money to buy a new home entertainment system and watch the action in your living room.
Q. Can I still get a ticket?
A. Yes, from ticket brokers. Or you could use the money to buy a new home entertainment system and watch the action in your living room. Tickets for the sold-out game range from $1,715 to $18,500 at www.StubHub.com.
Q. Where are the teams staying?
A. The New York Giants will take over the entire Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort on the Gila River Indian Community near Chandler. The New England Patriots will stay at Westin Kierland Resort & Spa in Phoenix.
Q. Can I watch the teams practice?
A. Practices are closed to the public, although Patriots coach Bill Belichick might condone secret videotaping. The Patriots will train at the Sun Devils practice facility near Rural Road and University Drive in Tempe, and the Giants will train at the Arizona Cardinals facility at Warner Road and Hardy Drive in Tempe.
Q. Who’s the favorite?
A. The Patriots are favored to win by 12 points, but fans can wager on much more than the final score. Vegas casinos will take bets on which team will score first, who will catch a touchdown, who will fumble — and just about anything else.
Q. What network is broadcasting the game? Who are the announcers?
A. Fox play-by-play announcer Joe Buck and color commentator Troy Aikman will call the game on KSAZ-TV (Channel 10). Kickoff is at 4:18 p.m., but Fox coverage will start much, much earlier with the Super Bowl Sunday Fox News Special at 8 a.m.
Q. Who is singing during the pregame and halftime shows?
A. Glendale’s own Jordin Sparks will sing the national anthem. The “American Idol” winner will be joined by Idol host Ryan Seacrest, who will lead the pregame show with Idol judge Paula Abdul. Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers will perform during the halftime show.
Q. Any inside scoop yet on the best commercials?
A. Budweiser will air eight commercials, including one about a hard-working horse named Hank who doesn’t make the cut to join the famous Clydesdale team. Budweiser says the ad has tested higher with focus groups than any of its commercials in the past. One ad that fans won’t see is a 30-second spot produced by GoDaddy.com that uses the word “beaver.” Fox network rejected the ad for its sexual innuendo, so the Scottsdale-based Web-hosting company produced another commercial instead that will tell viewers how to see the banned ad on the company’s Web site.
Q. Where are the best places to go this week for celebrity watching?
A. Pamela Anderson, Jay Leno, Terrell Owens, Jenny McCarthy, P. Diddy, Carmen Electra and other celebrities will host events in Scottsdale. The party epicenter will be near Camelback and Scottsdale roads.
Q. I’m ordering pizza for our Super Bowl party. How much ahead of time should I place my order?
A. Call at least 24 to 48 hours in advance. That’s the advice of a Papa John’s Pizza manager in Mesa who has worked during past Super Bowl Sundays.
Q. I want to avoid all this Super Bowl hysteria. Any suggestions?
A. Stay in Green Bay, Wis., for the week.