Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

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Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Gameday

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SUPER BOWL XXXIX COUNTDOWN

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Days until Feb. 6, 2005 Alltel Stadium

SUPER FACT

The Jaguars announced this week they've completed a season-ticket holder drawing for Super Bowl XXXIX tickets.

The winning season-ticket holders were sent letters and order forms detailing how they can purchase their tickets. Non-winners were also sent a letter notifying them that they were not chosen.

Touchdown Club members had a 1-in-10 chance of winning and season-ticket holders a 1-in-20 chance. The Jaguars said the drawing and methodology was witnessed and certified by the accounting firm of KPMG, and that all selections were made at random.

The Jaguars offered more than 75 percent of their total allotment to Jaguars season ticket and premium seat holders and have set aside the balance for Jaguars players, coaches, staff and sponsors.

The next four Super Bowls:

2005: Alltel Stadium, Jacksonville

2006: Ford Field, Detroit

2007: Pro Player Stadium, Miami

2008: Cardinals Stadium, Glendale, Ariz.

ROAD TO JACKSONVILLE

Times-Union Jaguars/NFL writer Vito Stellino ranks the five teams from each conference most likely to be playing in Super Bowl XXXIX at Alltel Stadium:

AFC

1. Patriots (6-1)

2. Steelers (6-1)

3. Jets (6-1)

4. Broncos (5-3)

5. Chargers (5-3)

NFC

1. Eagles (7-0)

2. Falcons (6-2)

3. Vikings (5-2)

4. Giants (5-2)

5. Rams (4-3)

VOTE AT ANY COST

Long lines cost some voters time on Election Day. Detroit Lions defensive tackle Kelvin Pritchett's vote cost more than $1,000.

On Monday night, he flew to Florida, rented a car and stayed at a hotel. Tuesday morning, he got up, found his polling place and cast his ballot. Tuesday afternoon, he flew back to Detroit.

Was voting the only reason for the trip? …

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