Wednesday, November 22, 2017
News Roundup

Q&A: Super facts about the Super Bowl

RECOMMENDED READING


Super Bowl site selection

I see the Super Bowl will be at the Superdome — again. How many times has it been held there, and how do the sites get determined?

Sunday's Super Bowl XLVII (47) will be the seventh held in the Superdome in New Orleans — the most in any stadium. The others were in 1978, 1981, 1986, 1990, 1997 and 2002.

There were also three Super Bowls at Tulane Stadium in New Orleans — in 1970, 1972 and 1975.

Miami has also hosted 10 Super Bowls. Five were held in the current home of the Miami Dolphins, Sun Life Stadium — in 1989, 1995, 1999, 2007 and 2010. The other five were in the Orange Bowl — in 1968, 1969, 1971, 1976 and 1979.

Seven have been held in the Los Angeles area: at the Rose Bowl in 1977, 1980, 1983, 1987 and 1993; and at the Coliseum in 1967 and 1973.

Tampa is next on the list with four: at the old Tampa Stadium in 1984 and 1991; and at Raymond James Stadium in 2001 and 2009.

The sites are selected in a vote of the 32 NFL owners. Interested cities submit bids, and the owners vote in a secret ballot or ballots. If no city is chosen on the first ballot, the one with the lowest total is dropped and owners vote again. This continues until a city gets two-thirds of the vote, or until there are two cities left to consider. If it comes down to the final two, a simple majority vote decides the winner.

Sites for the next two Super Bowls are set. In 2014 it will be played in MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., and in 2015 it will be played at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz.

A look at space, decomposition

What would happen to a human body in space? Would it decompose?

Scientists and researchers aren't sure, Kenneth V. Iserson, professor emeritus of emergency medicine at the University of Arizona and author, told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution in an email. Iserson wrote Death to Dust: What Happens to Dead Bodies? and shared his theories from the second edition of the book, which was published by Galen Press.

"Based on the nature of space and the factors that cause a body to decompose, however, one would suspect that a human corpse in space would decay just like any other body as long as it was sealed under an atmospheric pressure approximating that of Earth," Iserson wrote.

He added that if a body was "rapidly exposed to the near-vacuum of space, it would disintegrate or very possibly explode," but if it was slowly introduced to the vacuum, it would stay frozen while receiving amounts of radiation.

"The normal mechanisms which cause a body to decompose, autolysis, putrefaction, and exposure to insects and animals, would fail to disturb an ice-cold body in deep space," Iserson wrote. "The only change would be a gradual drying of the body — creating a freeze-dried mummy."

Comments
Nikita Kucherov really does admire Patrick Kane

Nikita Kucherov really does admire Patrick Kane

TAMPA — Lightning wing Nikita Kucherov has watched plenty of film on Blackhawks star Patrick Kane.Kucherov marveled how the 2015-16 league MVP uses deception to "hide" from defenders. He noticed how patient Kane was with the puck, how well he passed ...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Lightning beats Blackhawks in OT

Lightning beats Blackhawks in OT

TAMPA — The Lightning entered Wednesday’s game against the Blackhawks determined to avoid its first losing streak of the season. And it did in dramatic fashion, with Brayden Point’s power-play goal in overtime lifting it to a 3-2 victory. "A big boun...
Updated: 1 hour ago
SOCom asking rifle makers for single weapon to serve many sniper roles

SOCom asking rifle makers for single weapon to serve many sniper roles

When Ryan Cleckner was an Army Ranger sniper in Afghanistan, he had as many as nine rifles he would use in different situations. But whenever a mission would evolve quickly, he would have to choose which ones to lug onto a helicopter. Even narrowing ...
Updated: 1 hour ago
As rules change, many Florida immigrants face a choice: Do they stay or go?

As rules change, many Florida immigrants face a choice: Do they stay or go?

Lys Isma was born in Haiti, but she’s used to driving in Miami with a license, going to college and living without fear of being deported.The Florida International University biology student has lived in Florida since she was 9 months old. Undocument...
Updated: 1 hour ago

Basketball: USF Bulls bounce back with rout of Howard; FSU, Miami win

TAMPA — Three nights after running out of steam in a loss at Indiana, USF had enough to steamroll Howard of the MEAC.A 17-1 run late in the first half helped the Bulls to a 75-52 win Wednesday before an announced Sun Dome crowd of 2,080. USF (3-2) he...
Updated: 2 hours ago
From USF-UCF, to UF-FSU, to Alabama-Auburn, it’s a busy college football Thanksgiving weekend

From USF-UCF, to UF-FSU, to Alabama-Auburn, it’s a busy college football Thanksgiving weekend

 
Updated: 3 hours ago
Bucs journal: Gerald McCoy says team has not turned the corner yet

Bucs journal: Gerald McCoy says team has not turned the corner yet

TAMPA — The Bucs have some positive momentum with back-to-back wins, but DT Gerald McCoy said it’s too soon to say his 4-6 team has turned a corner."We haven’t turned a corner yet," McCoy said Wednesday, preparing for Sunday’s game at Atlanta. "It’s ...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Across country, small retailers aim for emotional ties big chains may lack

Across country, small retailers aim for emotional ties big chains may lack

Associated PressSome smaller retailers will tug at shoppers’ heartstrings during the holidays, trying to create an emotional experience or connection that a big national chain might not provide.Store owners are going well beyond the usual holiday dec...
Updated: 3 hours ago

Lottery resultsNumbers drawn after 9 p.m. are no longer available by our deadlines. For results, please go to tampabay.com/lottery.Pick 2, 3, 4, 5Wed., Nov. 22, midday:76 001 3688e_SRit36220Wed., Nov. 22, evening:18 535 9156e_SRit57364LottoWed., Nov....
Updated: 3 hours ago

Top Trump staffers failed to file financial reports on their way out the door

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s top aides — including chief of staff Reince Priebus and foreign policy adviser Sebastian Gorka — failed to file legally required financial reports after they were dismissed this summer, according to government re...
Updated: 3 hours ago