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NFL unveils plans to mark league's 50th Super Bowl

1 year 8 months 2 weeks ago March 24, 2015 Mar 24, 2015 Tuesday, March 24 2015 March 24, 2015 3:57 PM in Sports
Source: Associated Press
By: Bob Baum

PHOENIX - The Super Bowl turns 50 this year and the NFL is planning a golden yearlong celebration.

The league unveiled plans that include sending a gold-colored football to the high school of every player or head coach who played in the big game. The football will have the player's name and the name of the high school.

The league also will have the number 50 on the 50-yard line in gold and teams will host Super Bowl reunions.

In addition to the Super Bowl trophy, which is still silver, there are big, Tiffany-crafted numbers 5-0 that will go to the Super Bowl winner. The numbers are cast in bronze, plated in 18-karat gold and weigh nearly 33 pounds.

There will be 19 games between past Super Bowl opponents during the preseason and regular season.

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