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]

If You Like Free Papa John's, Pray For The Super Bowl To Go Into Overtime

If You Like Free Papa John's, Pray For The Super Bowl To Go Into Overtime

Some people (read: me) would say there’s little reason to watch this year’s Super Bowl due to the general lack of Eagles-ness. But for those who are fans of Papa John’s pizza, at least there’s the possibility of free pizza to give them a reason to check out the game. [More]

Would You Pay $200 To Watch The Super Bowl On TV?

Would You Pay $200 To Watch The Super Bowl On TV?

Never at a loss for new ways to make more money off its overeager fan base, the NFL will charge $200 for spectators to watch the Super Bowl on a giant screen outside the stadium. [More]

Take A Guess At How Best Buy Is Going To 'Revolutionize Retailing'?

Take A Guess At How Best Buy Is Going To 'Revolutionize Retailing'?

Best Buy just announced it’s going to be running its first-ever Super Bowl ad when the Denver Broncos play the Carolina Panthers for the title (it will happen; just you watch) in February. And for its premiere ad in the high-profile sporting event, the retail giant says it has a super-cool ace up its sleeve. [More]

Super Bowl Ad Slots Already Sold Out

Super Bowl Ad Slots Already Sold Out

If you were hoping to spend millions advertising your business during the Super Bowl (which will certainly be a face-off of the ages between the Dallas Cowboys and the Buffalo Bills), you are out of luck. According to Fox, they’ve already sold out all the available ad slots for the Feb. 6, 2011 event. [More]

Papa John's Now The Official Crappy Pizza Of The NFL

Papa John's Now The Official Crappy Pizza Of The NFL

We sure hope you football fans love Papa John’s commercials, because you’re going to see a lot more of them in the upcoming season. The pizza chain has just signed a three-year deal with the NFL to become the official pizza sponsor of both the league and the Super Bowl. [More]

Louis Vuitton Not Amused By Hyundai Ad, Wants Cash

Louis Vuitton Not Amused By Hyundai Ad, Wants Cash

If you were one of the millions of people who watched the Super Bowl in February, and you never got up for a potty and/or beverage break during the commercials, you might have seen a spot for Hyundai and you might have noticed a 1-second shot of someone holding a blinged-up basketball. And because of that, luxury thing maker Louis Vuitton has filed a lawsuit against the South Korean car company. [More]

Most-Viewed Super Bowl Ever Also Breaks Ad Records

Most-Viewed Super Bowl Ever Also Breaks Ad Records

Sunday night’s thrilling thrashing of Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts at the hands of the New Orleans Saints in Super Bowl XLIV wasn’t just the most-viewed show in TV history, with over 150 million people tuning into the CBS broadcast, it was also the most advertising-heavy Super Bowl in the history of the football season’s grand finale. [More]

Leno Explains How He Ended Up Shilling For Letterman

Leno Explains How He Ended Up Shilling For Letterman

Just about the only commercial from Sunday night’s Super Bowl ad blitz that still had anyone talking the next day was CBS’ spot for The Late Show with David Letterman, which featured Dave watching the big game on his couch with Oprah Winfrey and his once-again time-slot competitor Jay Leno. So how did this all happen? Jay went on his own show last night to explain… well, sort of. [More]

Just The Violence From The Super Bowl Commercials

Just The Violence From The Super Bowl Commercials

A very smart person has cut out everything except the violence from the Super Bowl commercials. This way you can see Tim Tebow tackle his mom without worrying about boring controversy. [More]