Officials Bust Two Men Accused Of Peddling Fake Premium Super Bowl Tickets

Officials Bust Two Men Accused Of Peddling Fake Premium Super Bowl Tickets

Whenever there’s a big event in town, people are going to start looking for any kind of deal they can score to get in. And when those people go searching, inevitably scammers find them and try to sell unsuspecting fans fake tickets. This year’s Super Bowl is no different, as officials say two men have been accused of shilling bogus tickets to the big game and fake passes for cushy parties in New York. [More]

Super Bowl Might Be A Super Bust For Area Hotels

Super Bowl Might Be A Super Bust For Area Hotels

Tickets to the Super Bowl might cost you a pretty penny, or 270,000 of them, but you can certainly find a good deal on a hotel room. The game billed as so big it needs two cities might have bitten off more than it can chew – or sell. [More]

Do Many People Really Buy New TVs For The Super Bowl?

Do Many People Really Buy New TVs For The Super Bowl?

If you look around the Internet this week, you’ll see any number of stories advising you on the best TVs (and best deals on those TVs) for watching the upcoming Super Bowl. Given all this attention, you might think that tons of people are rushing to stores to snatch up big screens. But this may be much ado about very little. [More]

Should Season Ticket Holder Seniority Be A Factor In Super Bowl Lotteries?

Should Season Ticket Holder Seniority Be A Factor In Super Bowl Lotteries?

For many sports fans, having season tickets is like a marriage. It’s expensive in the beginning and maybe gets even pricier, but you know when you commit at the start that it’s a relationship meant to last a long time. And heck, maybe you’ll get to go the Super Bowl if you put enough time in and stay loyal. The marriage metaphor falls apart there, but that’s how one disappointed family felt after 50 years of having season tickets. [More]

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The Cheapest Ticket To The Super Bowl Right Now (For The Worst Seats) Is $2,700

Unless you’re the kind of fan who’s got an emergency cache of cash ready to unload at the moment your team gets to Super Bowl XLVIII, you’re probably not willing to fork over the kind of dough that’s currently being demanded for tickets this year. Even the cheapest (and worst) seats, all the way up in the back at the MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, pack a punch of a price at $2,700. [More]

Should NFL Teams Restrict Out-Of-State Fans From Buying Tickets?

Should NFL Teams Restrict Out-Of-State Fans From Buying Tickets?

Next Sunday, the San Francisco 49ers will travel north to Seattle to face the Seahawks for a spot in the Super Bowl, while the New England Patriots fly west to Denver for a showdown with the Broncos. But if hometown fans of the two visiting teams want to get tickets for either of these games, they’ll have to get them on the secondary market. [More]

Sick Of Husband’s Gambling, Wife Alerts Authorities To $600K Super Bowl Pools At Local Bar

Sick Of Husband’s Gambling, Wife Alerts Authorities To $600K Super Bowl Pools At Local Bar

All around the country, local bars operate betting pools where patrons pay a set fee to buy a shot at taking home everyone else’s cash. At lots of bars, the price for a box is reasonable, but some pools charge thousands of dollars to check off a single box. These pools often go ignored by police and other authorities, but after the wife of a Staten Island gambler complained to the state about the large sums being wagered at a local bar, that establishment is no longer accepting bets. [More]

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This Year’s Super Bowl Is Apparently Mordor (You Can’t Just Walk There), Also No Tailgating (Orcs?)

Metlife Stadium in Rutherford, N.J. is the site of the next Super Bowl. But it’s also akin to the ravaged and dangerous land of Mordor, a place where no one is allowed to sit in lounge chairs or grill sausages. The rules for the game have been set, and there’s no tailgating (orcs are attracted to cooking meat) and you can’t just walk into it. [More]

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Baltimore Furniture Store Makes Good On Super Bowl Pledge To Give Away Free Furniture

A Baltimore furniture store isn’t bummed that the Ravens won the Super Bowl, but if not for some clutch foresight by its owner, the store might’ve been out $600,000 worth of merchandise. See, the store ran a special promotion to encourage customers to come in and buy items during the Super Bowl: If a kick was returned by the Ravens for a touchdown, all products purchased between Jan. 31 and 3 p.m. on the day of the game would be free.  [More]

Had the Ravens lost on Sunday, all this gear would have been donated to people in underdeveloped nations, rather than been featured on the NFL website.

Why A Super Bowl Loss Is Good News For Kids In Mongolia & Zambia

Even for people who don’t follow football, Super Bowl Sunday is a de facto holiday here in the U.S., filled with its own rituals, language and imagery. It’s also a time to celebrate for people in some underdeveloped countries, who will reap the benefit of the 100,000+ pieces of clothing that the NFL can’t sell. [More]

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When Should Your Super Bowl Pizza Arrive? How About Four Hours Late?

We get it: Super Bowl Sunday is to pizza delivery places what Valentine’s Day is to florists and April 15th is to tax cats. It’s the crunchiest of crunch times, and that’s when things can go wrong. What reader P. wonders, though, is whether it’s reasonable to expect your pizza within four hours of the time you requested it for, especially when you called in the order seven hours in advance. [More]

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Keep These Food Safety Tips In Mind While Serving Snacks On Super Bowl Sunday

You might think that throwing some hot cheese chili dip and shrimp cocktail on the table is all fun and games, and well, it is. But you should still be careful while serving snacks this Super Bowl Sunday so as to prevent getting guests sick. There are a few tips to keep your food safe and make sure your guests leave happy and not clutching their stomachs. [More]

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What Is This “Football” You Speak Of? Survey Says 91% Of Consumers Excited For Super Bowl Ads

You’ve got your chicken wings ready, the remote has fresh batteries and the perfect spot is staked out on the couch. Does it even matter that there will be a football game airing during the Super Bowl, or are you just excited to see the ads? A new survey says 91% of consumers gearing up for the big day are also pumped about seeing the commercials. [More]

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Ticketmaster CEO Takes Pity On 49ers Fans Who Fell Victim To Super Bowl Ticket Craigslist Scam

We’ve warned readers many times about the dangers of Craigslist or other online scams, especially in the weeks leading up to big events like the Super Bowl, but for one couple and their family, paying $5,900 for tickets to the game made it seem like a legit deal. Oh, but it wasn’t. And while their story has a happy ending (spoiler alert), there are many scamees who aren’t so lucky. [More]

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We Know We Love Them But Why Are Chicken Wings So Popular At Super Bowl Time?

Chicken wings are a powerful food — they lead people to crime and cause us to worry about their price going up. But why are they so important during Super Bowl parties? Is Taco Bell right, are vegetables the losers and fried foods the necessary snack material for the big game?  Though we’ve come to accept their presence every February, the popularity of chicken wings all leads back to the humble sports bar. [More]

Veggies? How dare you?!?

Taco Bell Pulls Ad That Says Everyone Will Hate You For Bringing Veggies To Gameday Parties

Taco Bell is such a mean girl. At least according to customers who complained that the fast food chain was being way harsh on vegetables and making fun of them for being the most unpopular snack at any gameday party in a new ad. The company decided to pull the ad yesterday after people got up in arms on Twitter for the veggie smackdown. [More]

Amy Poehler will be the star of this year's Best Buy Super Bowl ad, but will shoppers care?

Best Buy Banking On Amy Poehler To Break Its Super Bowl Ad Losing Streak

In 2011, Best Buy joined the exclusive club of Super Bowl advertisers to promote a buy-back program (which we spoiled weeks in advance) that has all but vanished. Last year, it hired a roster of tech biggies to bolster its image as a knowledgeable electronics retailer — and was greeted by chirping crickets. [More]

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With Average Prices Of $3K Already, So Begins The 2013 Super Bowl Ticket Frenzy

Hurray! Your team won the AFC or the NFC championships, congratulations and no the rest of us aren’t bitter that Aaron Rodgers isn’t in the Super Bowl*. If you’ve had your heart set on rooting on either the Baltimore Ravens or the San Francisco 49ers in the big game, we hope you’ve been saving up. Ticket prices are already going for an average of about $3,195.14. [More]