Beware Of Super Bowl Scams

Beware Of Super Bowl Scams

The countdown to Super Bowl XLVI has begun, and while you’re gearing up to cheer on either the NY Giants or the New England Patriots (may we suggest a color palette of red, white and blue?) the Better Business Bureau is reminding football fans to avoid being sacked by knock-off team jerseys, counterfeit memorabilia, and phony game tickets. [More]

The Super Bowl Will Be Streamed Online & On Some Mobile Phones For The First Time

The Super Bowl Will Be Streamed Online & On Some Mobile Phones For The First Time

Not in front of the TV? No problem for those watching this year’s Super Bowl if you’ve got a computer with an Internet connection or certain mobile phones — Super Bowl XLVI will be streamed online for the first time ever, the NFL announced today. [More]

Can We Spoil Best Buy's Super Bowl Surprise Again This Year?

Can We Spoil Best Buy's Super Bowl Surprise Again This Year?

Last year, some suit at Best Buy tried to tantalize shoppers by saying that the company’s super-secret Super Bowl ad would revolutionize retailing. And with the help of some savvy Consumerist readers, we not only spoiled their surprise by revealing the details of its Buy Back program weeks ahead of time, we also rained on their parade by showing you could actually lose money on the deal. Now Best Buy is set to launch something new at the next Super Bowl and being equally cagey about the details. [More]

At Casual Male XL, Everyone Wins The Super Bowl

At Casual Male XL, Everyone Wins The Super Bowl

Reader Brian has made an amazing discovery. The clothing company Casual Male XL exists in a heartwarming yet incredibly boring alternate universe where there is no victor in the Super Bowl. Everybody wins!
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Groupon Withdraws Those Ads Everyone's Been Complaining About

Groupon Withdraws Those Ads Everyone's Been Complaining About

Well we never saw this coming — okay just kidding, really we saw this coming as soon as these ads aired: Groupon has decided to stop airing the controversial commercials they debuted during the Super Bowl, which played on organizations in need asking for help to promote their coupons for various businesses. [More]

Angry Super Bowl Ticket-Holders Sue NFL, Dallas Cowboys, Jerry Jones

Angry Super Bowl Ticket-Holders Sue NFL, Dallas Cowboys, Jerry Jones

Unhappy Super Bowl ticket-holders, including some of the 400 who were forced to stand during the big game because their seats were deemed unsafe, have filed a lawsuit claiming they were misled by the NFL, the Dallas Cowboys and that team’s owner Jerry Jones. [More]

Conan O'Brien Presents Newest Groupon Ad

Conan O'Brien Presents Newest Groupon Ad

Apparently, not all of Groupon’s controversial ads were shown during the Super Bowl. Conan O’Brien unearthed an ad for the site you may have missed. [More]

NFL: Screwed-Over Super Bowl Ticket-Holders Offered Passes
To Any Future Super Bowl

NFL: Screwed-Over Super Bowl Ticket-Holders Offered Passes To Any Future Super Bowl

The saga of the 400 Super Bowl ticket-holders who arrived at the game only to find out their seats were deemed unsafe continues. [More]

Groupon CEO Responds To Super Bowl Ad Fracas

Groupon CEO Responds To Super Bowl Ad Fracas

In a blog post responding to the furor over their Super Bowl ads, Groupon’s CEO Andrew Mason says that “the last thing we wanted was to offend our customers.” Hm, maybe you should have showed the ads to a few of them first. [More]

Screwed-Over Super Bowl Ticket-Holders To Get Free Passes To
Next Super Bowl

Screwed-Over Super Bowl Ticket-Holders To Get Free Passes To Next Super Bowl

Here’s an update to last night’s story about the 400 or so Super Bowl ticket holders who had to stand or watch the game on monitors because their temporarily installed seats were deemed unsafe for sitting. The NFL announced this morning that it would be offering free passes to next year’s Super Bowl to those affected by the snafu. [More]

Were Groupon's Super Bowl Ads Tasteless?

Were Groupon's Super Bowl Ads Tasteless?

Groupon spent several million dollars offending a lot of people last night with a series of Super Bowl ads that started off as philanthropic pitches, then quickly segued into how you could get a great deal on the endangered entity with a Groupon. The online backlash was immediate and left many viewers wondering if Kenneth Cole was moonlighting as a Groupon ad copywriter. [More]

Hundreds Left Standing After Super Bowl Seating Snafu

Hundreds Left Standing After Super Bowl Seating Snafu

UPDATE: The NFL has offered these ticket-holders free passes to next year’s Super Bowl.
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Cowboys Stadium, which played host to Sunday night’s Super Bowl, is supposed to be able to seat more people than the population of Green Bay. But it still wasn’t enough, as last-minute problems left hundreds of ticket-holding fans having to stand or watch the game on monitors. [More]

Super Bowl Is An Awesome Time For Cybercriminals To Score

Super Bowl Is An Awesome Time For Cybercriminals To Score

Apparently, it’s impossible to watch TV these days without also being online and tweeting and posting and generally letting everyone you’ve ever known be aware of what you’re doing, so it makes sense that during the Super Bowl, when ostensibly everyone is watching TV, Internet-related activity also increases. Here’s where cybercriminals rub their collective hands together in glee. [More]

21 Super Bowl Ad Previews

21 Super Bowl Ad Previews

For some (me), the best part of the show on Sunday will be the ads. But now I don’t even need to suffer through a sport that stole its name from an already established and much better game, which you know as soccer, because Adfreak has got the goods on the Super Bowl ad spots, with 21 teasers and full ads. Darth Volkswagen is already an early contender for best of the night, and first place in my heart: [More]

5 Ways To Avoid Getting Ripped Off On Super Bowl Tickets

5 Ways To Avoid Getting Ripped Off On Super Bowl Tickets

The Better Business Bureau sent out an alert to warn fans about Super Bowl ticket cons. The advice is geared specifically toward Sunday’s big game, but rings true for most sporting events: [More]

CBS Won't Air NFL Players Union Ad

CBS Won't Air NFL Players Union Ad

The NFL Players Association tried to buy some airtime the day before the Super Bowl on CBS’s College Sports Network, but CBS is refusing to air their minute-long commercial. Intended to stir fans’ emotions before the impending owners’ lockout, the ad shows an empty stadium and asks the NFL to “let them play.” The union says CBS, which airs NFL games, is kowtowing to the will of the league. [More]

Consumer Reports Warns Against Top 5 Super Bowl Party Fouls

Consumer Reports Warns Against Top 5 Super Bowl Party Fouls

Publishing pal Consumer Reports has got their list of top 5 Super Bowl party fouls to watch out for this Sunday. We’re not just talking double-dipping or seat stealing, but some important ways to make sure your party is safe and fun. For instance, you don’t want to get flagged for a “false start” by undercooking your meats! [More]

Child Advocates Say Super Bowl Is Hotbed Of Underage Prostitution

Child Advocates Say Super Bowl Is Hotbed Of Underage Prostitution

Law enforcement officials and child advocacy groups say the Super Bowl is a prime occasion for child prostitution, with pimps taking advantage of the influx of tourists, money and mayhem to sell sex with underage prostitutes. [More]