The Lions fell short of making it to the Super Bowl in 2013, but that doesn't mean Detroit and Michigan have no ties to the NFL Championship game. You'll see the city and state represented throughout the annual football celebration. The Guide to the Super Bowl and Detroit, Michigan will also list Super Bowl celebrations hosted throughout the Metro-Detroit area.
Commercials/Entertainment: Detroit and Michigan will leave their mark at the Super Bowl XLVII through Super Bowl Ads:
- Hungry Howie's, the pizza chain that originated in Taylor, Michigan, will have four, 30-second spots during the Super Bowl in the local market.
- Lincoln Motor Company will also be running an ad during the Super Bowl. First and foremost, the ad is about relaunching Lincoln's original name from the 1920s: Lincoln Motor Company. The advertisement itself, however, will be unique in that it will be written by consumers on Twitter. The ad will also star Jimmy Fallon.
Players with Michigan Connections: On the face of it, a game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens has little connection with Michigan. As it turns out, however, several players on the 49ers team have connections with the state.
- Garrett Celek (Tight End) from Michigan State
- Jonathan Goodwin (Center) from University of Michigan
- Trenton Robinson (Safety) from Michigan State
- Joe Staley (Tackle) from Central Michigan
Parties/Events: If you can't bring Detroit to the Super Bowl, bring the Super Bowl to Detroit. Here are just a few of the parties and events planned around the Super Bowl in Metro Detroit:
- Livonia: Docs Sports Retreat has 30 beers on tap and over 100 flat screens to watch the game on Superbowl Sunday.
- Novi: The Big Game at Lucky Strike includes $15 bucket of beers, $3 shots for every field goal or touchdown and a special game-day menu chock full of buffalo wings and mini cheeseburgers.
- Troy: Fox and Hound and Bailey's Sports Grille offer a buy 1 get 1 free take-out wing orders on Super Bowl Sunday.
- Wyandotte: Belicoso Martini Cigar Bar is hosting a Superbowl Party all day on Sunday. The doors open at noon. The party includes complimentary appetizers and several cigar and drink specials, including $2 domestic beers, $4 mixed drinks, $3 martinis, $4 house wines, $2.50 imported beers and $3 shots.
- 1935: The Detroit Lions beat the New York Giants to become the NFL Champions. The coach was Potsy Clark and the season record 7-3-2.
- 1952: The Detroit Lions beat the Cleveland Browns to become the NFL Champions. The coach was Buddy Parker and the season record 9-3-0.
- 1953: The Detroit Lions beat the Cleveland Browns to become the NFL Champions. The coach was Buddy Parker and the season record 10-2-0.
- 1957: The Detroit Lions beat the Cleveland Browns to become the NFL Champions. The coach was George Wilson and the season record 8-4-0.
- Note: The Detroit Lions played in the 1954 Championship game against the Cleveland Browns in 1954, but lost 10-56.