Tonight is probably the biggest day in American sports calendar with Super Bowl 46 being played between the New York Giants and New England Patriots at the Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. The game is definitely big, however, there is some good news for fans as well who won’t be able to sit glued to television sets at their home or in a bar.
For the first time ever, NBC will be streaming Super Bowl XLVI live online, thus, allowing fans to catch live play by play action on the comfort of their computer or mobile phones.
Super Bowl XLVI (2012) will be available to Verizon mobile users an on NBCSports.com on the web. Users will be able to watch the entire game as well as the famous Super Bowl Commercials live online.
This is definitely a great move by NFL and NBC since lot of people might be on the move and might not be able to catch up on the action. So don’t fret if you are not have a TV, and dive into the biggest game in American sports today online or on your mobile phone.
The Super Bowl is one of the largest sporting events in the US. This Sunday, the Super Bowl will take the Internet by storm once again, and companies will compete head on to put up their best advertisement. However, what goes on behind the scene in such mega events, go unnoticed when there are $116,666 per second worth of advertisements running to fill up the gaps.
The Super Bowl sees tightly integrated security measures. However, for the coming Super Bowl on Sunday, security has been upped considerably, and it is believed that this is the most secure Super Bowl to have happened ever! Super Bowl is already a National Special Security Event, and this video demonstrates the security measures in place, at this Super Bowl, 2012.
The technologies used by the department of Homeland Security, for this Super Bowl include, but are not limited to Mobile Gamma-ray Vehicle Scanners (can look through six inches of steel), Mobile command Center and non-exploding manhole covers. The Department of Homeland Security has built an $18 million Regional Operations Center over 76,000 square foot at Indianapolis, which will co-ordinate all federal agencies involved in the Super Bowl. Besides the mega-command center, there is another million-dollar mobile command center, which has been built by Verizon.
In addition to these measures, they have also set up a surveillance network of cameras, which can be accessed through a web address. Cameras will also be deployed on helicopters and moving vehicles.
With every passing year, the Super Bowl gets bigger and this upped security brings out the best in all law enforcement agencies. Enjoy a safe Super Bowl, this Sunday.
Steelers who will be playing in Super Bowl XLV can look forward to the support of their fans who have build a really cool gadget which makes use of Twitter to twirl a towel whenever someone uses #Steelersnation in a tweet, or twerribletowel too as the creators of the gadget told me.
The gadget looks for the above words in tweets and then uses an old fan motor to twirl the towel whenever it comes across it. The gadget is built by Steelers fans who are technology enthusiast. You can watch the Towel twirl live in action by visiting http://twerribletowel.com/. The site will display your Twitter handle and show you the number of twirl’s it has made.
Quite interesting and amazing. Want to try this out? Go ahead and open http://twerribletowel.com/ and then tweet anything with the hashtag #steelersnation to get it rolling. Have fun.
Super Bowl XIV is less then two weeks away and it is definitely going to be a very exciting game, except for me because my favorite team New York Jets couldn’t make it to the Super Bowl two years in a row.
Nevertheless, the Super Bowl XLV game between Pittsburg Steelers and Green Bay Packers is definitely going to be a blast. Though you can follow all the updates on your TV and also on NFL.com, it would be more interesting to share insights with your friends too. To help you out with enjoying the Super Bowl XLV game with friends, Twitter is partnering with Visa and NFL to bring you closer to the conversations around the game.
Starting this morning, fans can visit www.nfl.com/visa to Go Inside Super Bowl XLV With Visa,a one-stop shop where they can experience Super Bowl XLV in real-time and see interesting Tweets from players, media, NFL personnel, fans and more.
Twitter also claims to have about one-third of all the players who were part of the playoffs this year. You can find and follow most of the NFL players at https://twitter.com/#!/twitter/nfl-playoffs. You can also follow the Steelers team at @steelers and Packers team @packers on Twitter.
According to Twitter, during last years Super Bowl, 40% of the tweets were related to the game while it was in progress and almost 50% were related to it after the game was over. Last year also saw a lot of tweets for the FIFA World Cup 2010. So will this year be any different? Let’s hope and see.
Right now there are no official hashtags for Super Bowl XLV, but it might be #superbowl or #superbowlxlv or even #SB45. Have fun following the Super Bowl XLV with your friends on Twitter.
However, less than a day later a parody video has already debuted on the Internet. The video called as "Parisian Oops" has been released by the Upright Citizens Brigade Beta Team also know as The Brig.
The video mocks the original ad by Google and turns it into somewhat more adult in nature. Have fun watching the video below.
For the first time in Google’s and Super Bowl history, Google ran a commercial during the 3rd quarter of Super Bowl XLIV (44). The ad focused on how easy it was to search and showed users on how easy it was to find things in Paris, France.
Though the ad was definitely perplexing as it was Super Bowl, it definitely was cute and showed how easy it was to find things using Google, and focused on search, maps, dictionary and Wikipedia.
If you haven’t been able to watch the ad during the Super Bowl, you can watch it over again by viewing the embedded video below.
What do you think of the Google Super Bowl ad? Did you like it? Did you hate it? Do let me know through your comments. Don’t forget to watch the rest of the Super Bowl commercials, don’t know how? Check out our earlier post on where to watch the Super Bowl 2010 commercials online.
Super Bowl XLIV is done and one of my favorite team the New Orleans Saints won. However, what makes Super Bowl even more interesting is the adverts/commercials that play during the breaks. Super Bowl 2010 saw the debut of a Google ad on TV, though it was a bit weird that Google actually promoted Paris during Super Bowl, it was cute nevertheless.
If you did not have the chance to catch up with Super Bowl, or missed the commercials, here is your chance to watch all the Super Bowl XLIV commercials all over again.
Hulu, the popular service which allows you watch television shows has all the Super Bowl ads that were aired in 2010, to view the ads, head over to http://www.hulu.com/adzone. Enjoy, and let the Saints go marching in :-).
Super Bowl, the pinnacle of American Football has always seen some extravagant ads in the past. Super Bowl ads are a sure shot way to get the much needed eyeballs for products. According to a TechCrunch report, which was based on a tweet by Eric Schmidt, the CEO of Google, there is a very high chance that you might see a Google Chrome, Nexus One or Google Apps ad at the Super Bowl XLIV.
According to the tweet, Schmidt suggested that the ad will air in the 3rd quarter interval. I am guessing that the ad would probably be about Nexus One, since Google has not advertised about it on television yet. However, it could also be a mixed promotion for Google Chrome, Nexus One and Google Apps. Only time will tell what we will see.
Super Bowl ads are surrounded with secrecy so it is really hard to tell what we will be shown to viewers. So see you at the 3rd quarter break Schmidt and Google. By the way, if you do not have access to television you can always catch up on the Super Bowl XLIV Live Coverage Online.
If you watch American Football, you must obviously have heard about the Super Bowl. Yes, I am talking about the championship game of the National Football League (NFL) since 1967 also known as Super Bowl, this year is Super Bowl XLIV (44).
This year’s game will pit the American Football Conference (AFC) champion Indianapolis Colts against the National Football Conference (NFC) winner New Orleans Saints against each other in what has always been America’s favorite Super Bowl Sunday, this 7th of February, 2010; kick-off at 6:30PM EST at the Sun Life Stadium, Miami, Florida. Since the game’s glittering status, it has become the time when companies shoot their most expensive advertisements and air it during the commercials’ time. The half-time has also attracted live shows from the likes of Aerosmith, Bruce Springsteen, Christina Aguilera and a number of others. The 2009 season’s Super Bowl will feature rock band The Who as the half-time ceremony performers.
The Indianapolis Colts enter the Super Bowl with a record of 14-2, while the New Orleans Saints will play with a record of 13-3. Though this may seem like the Colts have an edge over the Saints, only time will tell on Super Bowl Sunday when the match is relayed live over many broadcasts, especially CBS and BBC-Sport.
The game definitely be a high scoring one, with both the Quarterbacks in good form. Peyton Manning for the Colts will definitely play a huge role in the finale, but don’t write off the Saints quarterback Drew Brees.
The CBS live coverage will broadcast the entire game including the pre-game performance by Carrie Underwood and Queen Latifah and the half-time performance of The Who, along with the rest of the game live online. BBC Sport will also cover this exciting finale of the 2009 season of the NFL.
So what are you waiting for? You will not miss this game even if you are away from the house. Just log in to the nearest wifi signal and watch Super Bowl XLIV!