Wow, nope, they did not show the national anthem opening. So, that's it. An NFL-free Sunday night. And the commentators don't even mention a thing. Pretty sad.
Quick! Who do many people think is the second most powerful man in the world, superseded only by the president of the United States?
According to QuadCityTimes, the second-most popular person in the world is the "Fed" chairperson (outgoing Janet Yellen to be replaced in January, 2018):
However, the chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve is often considered the second most powerful person in the world, behind only the U.S. president. Pending a Nov. 28 confirmation hearing by the U.S. Senate, President Trump’s nominee, Jerome “Jay” Powell, will assume the post that oversees America’s economic and financial system. Powell will replace current Chair Janet Yellen once her four-year term expires in February 2018. Yellen will become the first Fed chair in almost 70 years to serve a full term without being re-nominated. So, what is the potential impact from President Trump’s selection?Maybe, I don't know. But the leader of any one of the following countries come to mind -- China, Russia, the United Kingdom, Germany? But if North Korea pulls off a successful nuclear missile attack on Los Angeles, one would have to wonder if the little, fat man might not be more powerful than even Janet Yellen. Just saying.
By the way, "quad-city"?The Quad Cities is a region of five cities in northwest Illinois and Southeastern Iowa. The urban core consists of five principal cities: Davenport and Bettendorf in Iowa, and Rock Island, Moline, and East Moline in Illinois. These cities are the center of the Quad Cities Metropolitan Area, which as of 2013 had a population estimate of 383,781 and a CSA (Combined Statistical Area) population of 474,937, making it the 90th largest CSA in the nation.
The 2016 data suggests the Quad-City CSA is now #92.