Former Las Vegas Outlaws star Rod Smart parlayed his XFL notoriety into a Super Bowl assignment for the Carolina Panthers.
None of the eight highest-scoring teams in NFL history won the Super Bowl, with only the 2013 Broncos, 2007 Patriots and 1983 Redskins even reaching the title game.
Everyone has a journey to travel before reaching the Super Bowl. Some are touching, some tragic, some inspiring, some uncomplicated.
Amazingly, the $750 million in public money already committed to a proposed 65,000-seat domed stadium in Las Vegas seems to have fallen to sidebar status.