Friday, February 3, 2012

Super bowl

  • The Super Bowl has long been the biggest day of the year for advertising, as more than 100 million Americans watch television's most expensive and daring commercials. Unlike years past, one thing will be mostly missing this year: surprise.
  • (New York Times)
  • Over the last several months, Los Angeles-based advertising agencies have put a Saint Bernard in a fat suit, a French bulldog in red sneakers, a Holstein in pigtails, and Matthew Broderick, a la Ferris Bueller, in an SUV.
  • (Los Angeles Times)
  • A 74-year-old Exeter grandfather of two has been to six Super Bowls, has been a New England Patriots season-ticket holder since the franchises inception in 1960 and has taken a different member of his immediate family to the big game each time.
  • (Seacoast Online)
  • INDIANAPOLIS — Al Kelly's left arm is in a sling, and it's driving him crazy, because it's messing with his sense of order. And he needs things orderly.
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  • The party really gets started Friday with some well-known acts headlining the music stages at Super Bowl Village. Also, check out The Today Show as they broadcast live from Georgia and Capitol from 7:00 to 10:00 am.
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  • Aaron Magness plans to watch the Super Bowl this weekend on his 55-inch screen television, with an iPhone in one hand and an iPad at his hip. For the 34-year-old marketing executive, this weekend's game is only part of the fun.
  • (Bloomberg)
  • Americans devouring an estimated 1.25 billion chicken wings at Super Bowl parties this weekend might find the snack's spicy kick comes courtesy of a U.K. company -- Reckitt Benckiser Group Plc (RB/), maker of Frank's RedHot Sauce.
  • (Bloomberg)
  • Plenty of Super Bowl events are coming before Sundays game, and there is still time to take part without spending a lot of money. Sixty concerts in Super Bowl Village feature local artists and legendary bands, and all of them are free of charge.
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  • WINSTON-SALEM — When the New England Patriots and the New York Giants go head to head in the Super Bowl on Sunday, many folks will be watching them on new televisions.
  • (Greensboro News & Record)
  • Were kicking off our Thursday Super Bowl chat with Houston Texans JJ Watt at 9:45 a.m. ET! Esctatic. We were very excited about making history and having a chance to do something special. Disappointing in the end, but excited about next year. I had fun.
  • (ESPN)

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