San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Super Bowl XLIX is an upcoming American football game between the American Football Conference (AFC) champion New England Patriots and National Football Conference (NFC) champion Seattle Seahawks to decide the National Football League (NFL) champion for the 2014 season. The game is scheduled to be played on February 1, 2015, at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.Kickoff is scheduled for 4:30pm MST (6:30pm EST/23:30 UTC). This will be the second Super Bowl played in that stadium (XLII), and the third one held in the Phoenix metropolitan area (XXX at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe). The game will be broadcast in the United States by NBC.
For the second season in a row, but only the third time in 21 seasons, the number one seed from each conference met in the league championship. This will also be the first time in 10 years that an NFL team has made consecutive appearances in the Super Bowl since the Patriots played in Super Bowls XXXVIII and XXXIX in 2004 and 2005, respectively. Super Bowl XLIX will be the Seahawks' second consecutive Super Bowl appearance, having beaten the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII in 2014, while the New England Patriots will be returning for their eighth Super Bowl appearance, and their first since losing to the New York Giants in Super Bowl XLVI in 2012. With their appearance in Super Bowl XLIX the New England Patriots join the Dallas Cowboys and the Pittsburgh Steelers as one of the three teams that collectively share the record formost Super Bowl appearances, as each has appeared in 8 separate Super Bowls to date.
The betting odds for Super Bowl XLIX initially opened after the conclusion of the conference championships with the Seahawks favored by 2.5 points, but within hours of opening, heavy betting on the Patriots had moved the line to a toss-up at most sportsbooks.
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Tonic Bar & Restaurant - Times Square
This three-level bar, lounge and restaurant brings the bright lights and flashy TVs of Times Square inside. Giant TVs hang behind the first floor bar, where local business folks mingle with tourists. A striking red dominates the cavernous main floor, while the second and third feel more intimate with booths and comfy seating.
For beer lovers, the tap selections cover ample ground, from Corona to Yuengling (30 in all). Of the fruity, brightly colored martinis, the mandarin delivers a nice kick without tasting too sweet. The lengthy martini menu pales in comparison to the food menu that covers ground from onion rings and wings to rib tips and tuna steak.