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The Super Bowl Ticket Scandal: The NFL Makes A New Offer*

[preserve] [/preserve]   This content series is sponsored by Best Buy.Technology evolves fast. Now you can keep up. Future-proof your technology with the Buy Back Program! [credit provider=”AP”] UPDATE: The NFL has made one more big offer to appease the displaced fans (and done we told them to do the first […]
The Super Bowl Ticket Scandal: The NFL Makes A New Offer*
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Online Porn Use Plummets During Super Bowl XLV

The folks at adult video site PornHub.com (NOT remotely safe for work; link contains images of hardcore porn) noticed a disturbing trend in their viewership on Sunday night. Site owners say that traffic was down by more than 30% from a typical Sunday evening.
Online Porn Use Plummets During Super Bowl XLV
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Actually, Reports Of Vegas Super Bowl XLV Demise Were Slightly Overblown

[preserve] [/preserve]   This content series is sponsored by Best Buy.Technology evolves fast. Now you can keep up. Future-proof your technology with the Buy Back Program! [credit provider=”wikimedia commons” url=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Las_Vegas_89.jpg”] Yesterday, we linked to an LA Times storythat said Vegas took a beating from Super Bowl.We assumed it to be true […]
Actually, Reports Of Vegas Super Bowl XLV Demise Were Slightly Overblown
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Watch: Aaron Rodgers’ Disney World Commercial

[preserve] [/preserve]   This content series is sponsored by Best Buy.Technology evolves fast. Now you can keep up. Future-proof your technology with the Buy Back Program! The “I’m going to Disney World!” commercial is a long-standing Super Bowl tradition. 
Watch: Aaron Rodgers’ Disney World Commercial
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Green Bay Sells Out Lambeau Field For Packer Victory Celebration

[credit provider=”AP”] Green Bay will hold a “Return to Titletown” celebration at Lambeau Field this afternoon and the place is going to be, uh … packed.Ticketmaster was offering tickets for $5 (with a “portion” going to charity) but the event sold out quickly. StubHub has many listed between $30-$70.
Green Bay Sells Out Lambeau Field For Packer Victory Celebration
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Groupon CEO Andrew Mason: Here’s Why We Ran Those Super Bowl Ads

[credit provider=”Dan Frommer, Business Insider”] Groupon CEO Andrew Mason just posted his explanation of why the company ran its (unintentionally controversial) Super Bowl ads.In short, Groupon actually DOES care about the greater good — it was the whole point of its previous business, “The Point” — and they weren’t trying […]
Groupon CEO Andrew Mason: Here’s Why We Ran Those Super Bowl Ads
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The 10 Coolest Photos From Super Bowl XLV

[preserve] [/preserve]   This content series is sponsored by Best Buy.Technology evolves fast. Now you can keep up. Future-proof your technology with the Buy Back Program! The Green Bay Packers captured their fourth Super Bowl title by beating the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-25.  
The 10 Coolest Photos From Super Bowl XLV
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NFL and FOX Say Super Bowl XLV Was The Most Watched TV Program Ever*

[preserve] [/preserve]   This content series is sponsored by Best Buy.Technology evolves fast. Now you can keep up. Future-proof your technology with the Buy Back Program! [credit provider=”FOX”] UPDATE 2: FOX’s current number: 111 million people on average. 169M watched at least 6 minutes.
NFL and FOX Say Super Bowl XLV Was The Most Watched TV Program Ever*
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Watch The Super Bowl On Your iPhone…In 2015

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Watch The Super Bowl On Your iPhone…In 2015
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WATCH: Here’s The Entire Super Bowl In 53 Seconds

[preserve] [/preserve]   This content series is sponsored by Best Buy.Technology evolves fast. Now you can keep up. Future-proof your technology with the Buy Back Program! Between pre-game, post-game, half-time and all those stinking commercials, who has time to watch the whole Super Bowl?
WATCH: Here’s The Entire Super Bowl In 53 Seconds
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Gambling Controversy Surrounds Christina Aguilera’s National Anthem Flub

[preserve] [/preserve]   This content series is sponsored by Best Buy.Technology evolves fast. Now you can keep up. Future-proof your technology with the Buy Back Program! [credit provider=”AP”] If you haven’t heard by now, Christina Aguilera messed up the words to the National Anthem before last night’s Super Bowl.The mistake was […]
Gambling Controversy Surrounds Christina Aguilera’s National Anthem Flub
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Steelers Fall Short, But They’ll Be Back

[preserve] [/preserve]   This content series is sponsored by Best Buy.Technology evolves fast. Now you can keep up. Future-proof your technology with the Buy Back Program! On the day after their Super Bowl XLV loss, it’s small consolation for the Steelers to know that this is by no means the end […]
Steelers Fall Short, But They’ll Be Back
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Here’s How You Could Have Made A Killing On Last Night’s Super Bowl

[preserve] [/preserve]   This content series is sponsored by Best Buy.Technology evolves fast. Now you can keep up. Future-proof your technology with the Buy Back Program! Yes, Vegas took a beating last night, but one thing that helped subsidise its loss was the profusion of prop bets. As we mentioned last […]
Here’s How You Could Have Made A Killing On Last Night’s Super Bowl
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What They’re Saying About Aaron Rodgers’ MVP Performance

[preserve] [/preserve]   This content series is sponsored by Best Buy.Technology evolves fast. Now you can keep up. Future-proof your technology with the Buy Back Program! On ESPN’s Super Bowl XLV postgame show, Steve Young was adamant that Aaron Rodgers’ performance last night was among the greatest of all time.  Tom […]
What They’re Saying About Aaron Rodgers’ MVP Performance
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Vegas Takes A Beating From Super Bowl XLV

[preserve] [/preserve]   This content series is sponsored by Best Buy.Technology evolves fast. Now you can keep up. Future-proof your technology with the Buy Back Program! [credit provider=”unrealitymag.com” url=”http://unrealitymag.com/index.php/2010/07/16/crime-groups-in-movies/”] Bookies incurred more losses from Super Bowl XLV than they had in any single Super Bowl in recent memory, according to the […]
Vegas Takes A Beating From Super Bowl XLV
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UNACCEPTABLE: How The NFL Should Fix The Super Bowl Ticket Screw Up

[preserve] [/preserve]   This content series is sponsored by Best Buy.Technology evolves fast. Now you can keep up. Future-proof your technology with the Buy Back Program! [credit provider=”AP”] UPDATE: Turns out the NFL has done a decent job of making it up to fans. Better than we thought when this post […]
UNACCEPTABLE: How The NFL Should Fix The Super Bowl Ticket Screw Up
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Were You Offended By Groupon’s Super Bowl Ad?

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Were You Offended By Groupon’s Super Bowl Ad?
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GREEN BAY PACKERS WIN SUPER BOWL XLV

[preserve] [/preserve]   This content series is sponsored by Best Buy.Technology evolves fast. Now you can keep up. Future-proof your technology with the Buy Back Program! [credit provider=”AP”] We were going to wait for the kickoff, but screw it: EVERYONE is talking about Super Bowl XLV already so let’s just get […]
GREEN BAY PACKERS WIN SUPER BOWL XLV
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Here’s The Eminem Super Bowl Ad That Everyone Is Raving About

[preserve] [/preserve]   This content series is sponsored by Best Buy.Technology evolves fast. Now you can keep up. Future-proof your technology with the Buy Back Program! Click here to see all of our Super Bowl coverage > This Chrysler ad starring Eminem and paying homage to Detroit appears to be the […]
Here’s The Eminem Super Bowl Ad That Everyone Is Raving About
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WATCH: Cameron Diaz Feeds Alex Rodriguez Popcorn At The Super Bowl

[preserve] [/preserve]   This content series is sponsored by Best Buy.Technology evolves fast. Now you can keep up. Future-proof your technology with the Buy Back Program! Click here to see all of our Super Bowl coverage > The highlight of the Super Bowl so far? (Besides Nick Collins interception-touchdown.) New York […]
WATCH: Cameron Diaz Feeds Alex Rodriguez Popcorn At The Super Bowl
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WATCH: Christina Aguilera Screws Up The National Anthem At The Super Bowl

[preserve] [/preserve]   This content series is sponsored by Best Buy.Technology evolves fast. Now you can keep up. Future-proof your technology with the Buy Back Program! Click here to see all of our Super Bowl coverage > The biggest moment any singer can ask for: “The Star Spangled Banner” at the […]
WATCH: Christina Aguilera Screws Up The National Anthem At The Super Bowl
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Here Are All The Super Bowl Ads

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Here Are All The Super Bowl Ads
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How To Feed Your Super Bowl Ad Obsession Online

For a lot of Super Bowl watchers — even big football fans — the ads are almost as important as the game. And missing the best ad of the day — the one where everybody laughs while you’re in the bathroom — can be almost as distressing as missing a […]
How To Feed Your Super Bowl Ad Obsession Online
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What Time Is The Super Bowl?

[credit provider=”30.fps.mocksession.com” url=”http://30fps.mocksession.com/”] The Super Bowl “kickoff” is at 6:30pm ET (which usually means at least 6:40). Here are the ads you’re going to see in between the plays > By the way, the “G” on the Green Bay Packers’ helmets doesn’t stand for “Green Bay.”
What Time Is The Super Bowl?
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SUPER BOWL SUBPLOT #4: Did Someone Say “Favre”?

[preserve] [/preserve]   This content series is sponsored by Best Buy.Technology evolves fast. Now you can keep up. Future-proof your technology with the Buy Back Program! Casual observers of professional football may have wondered at certain times last year, “Why does everyone hate Brett Favre so much?”
SUPER BOWL SUBPLOT #4: Did Someone Say “Favre”?
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Can Men And Women Watch The Super Bowl Together?

[preserve] [/preserve]   This content series is sponsored by Best Buy.Technology evolves fast. Now you can keep up. Future-proof your technology with the Buy Back Program! There was an interesting dialogue on The Atlantic‘s website this week between contributors Alyssa Rosenberg and Hampton Stevens, which began with Rosenberg discussing the difficulties […]
Can Men And Women Watch The Super Bowl Together?
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JUST A REMINDER: Football Is Incredibly Dangerous And Unhealthy

[preserve] [/preserve]   This content series is sponsored by Best Buy.Technology evolves fast. Now you can keep up. Future-proof your technology with the Buy Back Program! [credit provider=”AP” url=”AP”] ESPN has obviously talked about nothing but football this morning, but Outside The Lines’ contribution was a stark reminder about the dangers […]
JUST A REMINDER: Football Is Incredibly Dangerous And Unhealthy
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Web Buzz Points To A Packers Win

[credit provider=”AP”] Internet chatter has mentioned the Green Bay Packers slightly more than the Pittsburgh Steelers during the last week, and if the last two years are any guide, that means the Packers will win today’s Super Bowl game.But the Steelers could always pull an upset like the New York […]
Web Buzz Points To A Packers Win
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Take A Tour Of The iPad Version Of The Official Super Bowl XLV Program

[preserve] [/preserve]   This content series is sponsored by Best Buy.Technology evolves fast. Now you can keep up. Future-proof your technology with the Buy Back Program! [credit provider=”NFL/iTunes”] One of the longest lasting (and most expensive) souvenirs you can find at any big game is the glossy official Program that’s usually […]
Take A Tour Of The iPad Version Of The Official Super Bowl XLV Program
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ANNOUNCER FIGHT: Phil Simms Threatens To Punch Desmond Howard For criticising His Son

[credit provider=”Plixi” url=”http://plixi.com/p/75037214″] Desmond Howard said on Twitter today that former NFL quarterback and current CBS analyst Phil Simms approached at Super Bowl event today and threatened to “take a swing” at him, because Howard had criticised his son.Phil’s son Matt is a backup QB at Tennessee. Howard said last […]
ANNOUNCER FIGHT: Phil Simms Threatens To Punch Desmond Howard For criticising His Son
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Fraudulent Super Bowl Tickets Help Former NFL QB Fund His Gambling Habit

[credit provider=”NFL”] Former Colts’ quarterback Art Schlichter allegedly sold dozens of Super Bowl tickets he never possessed for hundreds of thousands of dollars, and gambled away the money, according to the Columbus Dispatch.People who purchased those tickets are stranded in Dallas without any way into Cowboys Stadium.
Fraudulent Super Bowl Tickets Help Former NFL QB Fund His Gambling Habit
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USC Won’t Let Its Football Players Attend An Alum’s Super Bowl Party

[credit provider=”AP” url=”AP”] UPDATE: The NFL has stepped in and cancelled the party, a move unrelated to USC’s decision. Griffen has been arrested twice in the last week: once for public intoxication, and again for felony battery.EARLIER: USC administration prohibited football players from attending a Super Bowl party thrown by […]
USC Won’t Let Its Football Players Attend An Alum’s Super Bowl Party
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Six People Injured By Ice Falling From Cowboys Stadium Roof*

[credit provider=”AP”] UPDATE: Officially, six people were injured by ice, including Getty photographer Win McNamee, who had his shoulder broken in four places by falling chunks the size of bowling balls.McNamee told the Dallas Morning News: “Honestly, while it was hitting me, I was thinking I’m going to die here. […]
Six People Injured By Ice Falling From Cowboys Stadium Roof*
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How GM Ted Thompson Built The Packers

It takes time to build the most talented team in the NFL. For Packers general manager Ted Thompson, it took six seasons of unpopular decisions and steadfast belief in his way of doing things. The new Packer Way wasn’t always easy for fans to understand, but they get it now.
How GM Ted Thompson Built The Packers
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Which Cell Phone Carrier Will Have The Best Signal At The Super Bowl?

With Cowboys Stadium expecting a record 105,00 fans for Super Bowl XLV this Sunday, all four major cell phone carriers are prepping the Dallas Fort Worth area for the intense demand on their networks.Cisco already promises to provide free wifi for everyone in the stadium thanks to 884 wireless access […]
Which Cell Phone Carrier Will Have The Best Signal At The Super Bowl?
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CHART OF THE DAY: Miami Leads All Cities With 10 Super Bowls

Arlington and the Dallas/Ft. Worth area will host their first Super Bowl this Sunday. And despite the lack of help from Mother Naughty-By-Nature, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones would love to see his new stadium be included as part of the regular Big Game rotation.
CHART OF THE DAY: Miami Leads All Cities With 10 Super Bowls
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Steelers Fan Is Auctioning His “Right Arm” On eBay For Super Bowl Tickets

[credit provider=”eBay” url=”http://cgi.ebay.com/MY-RIGHT-ARM-SUPER-BOWL-TICKET-/280624875879?pt=US_Tickets_all_in_one&hash=item41568bc967″] No, not his actual arm.But eBay user steelerfan41974 is auctioning off a cast model of his arm in the hope that someone will find his gimmick funny enough to hook him up with tickets. 
Steelers Fan Is Auctioning His “Right Arm” On eBay For Super Bowl Tickets
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Don’t Expect A Close Super Bowl This Weekend

The Green Bay Packers are favoured in Sunday’s Super Bowl by 2.5 points over the Pittsburgh Steelers. And with two great quarterbacks, and two finalists for Defensive Player of the Year, this game has all the ingredients for a nail biter.
Don’t Expect A Close Super Bowl This Weekend
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A Handy Guide To The Best Super Bowl Prop Bets

[credit provider=”Mouthpiece Sports” url=”http://www.mouthpiecesports.com/media/former-bear-refrigerator-perry-hospitalized-20712/”] Between the pre-game shows, the elaborate half-time performances, the post-game hoopla, and, of course, the commercial-laden game itself, the Super Bowl can really drag on.Luckily, thanks to prop bets, Vegas has a way to get your heart racing for every moment of the broadcast, from the […]
A Handy Guide To The Best Super Bowl Prop Bets
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Your Thursday Super Bowl Ticket Update: Prices Are Slightly Up

As of 2:40 p.m. this afternoon, the cheapest tickets for Super Bowl XLV on StubHub are on sale for $2,197 (as we published this post a set of tickets for $2,000 was snapped up). That’s slightly up from yesterday’s mark of $2,150, the cheapest price we’ve seen this week.   
Your Thursday Super Bowl Ticket Update: Prices Are Slightly Up
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Here Are The Most Super Bowl-Obsessed States In America

The Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers face-off at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas on Sunday, but for millions of Americans, the Super Bowl will be happening at living room gatherings all across the U.S. According to Nielsen data, last year, 106.5 million people watched the Saints beat the Colts […]
Here Are The Most Super Bowl-Obsessed States In America
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Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger Parties At Fort Worth Bar Until 1 AM

[credit provider=”TMZ” url=”http://www.tmz.com/2011/02/03/ben-roethlisberger-drinking-boozing-super-bowl-piano-bar-texas-fort-worth-video-footage-green-bay-packers/”] TMZ has eyewitness footage of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger “boozing” it up at a Fort Worth piano bar last night. Their evidence is a grainy video of him sitting at the piano and singing “Piano Man” with friends.(That’s his head poking up on the left side.)
Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger Parties At Fort Worth Bar Until 1 AM
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How To Bet On The Super Bowl

[credit provider=”AP Images”] We love talking about gambling stories and explaining all about different bets you can make on Super Bowl Sunday. But if you’re wondering how you can gamble without travelling to Vegas, here’s your guide.There are tons of great and secure ways to place bets from the comfort […]
How To Bet On The Super Bowl
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New “Angry Birds” Level To Be Featured In Super Bowl Ad

[credit provider=”Flickr/Astroot” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/astroot/5248632873/sizes/z/in/photostream/”] Twentieth Century Fox has just purchased a new Super Bowl ad for their animated movie “Rio” that will give viewers a code to unlock a new level of Angry Birds.Variety reports (via Sports Business Daily) that Fox and Rovio are planning to release a special “Angry Birds […]
New “Angry Birds” Level To Be Featured In Super Bowl Ad
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Super Bowl Ad Sunday, The Lost Weekend

[credit provider=”Screenshot”] This week the business and marketing trade press started telling us about the 30-second spots that will run during this Sunday’s Super Bowl game.On Monday, they’ll start briefing us on who the “winners and losers” and along the way there will be much tut-tutting about how terribly expensive […]
Super Bowl Ad Sunday, The Lost Weekend
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Here’s How Much It’ll Cost You To Get Plane Tickets To Dallas For The Super Bowl

[credit provider=”By tomfs on flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/tomfs/4975786692/sizes/o/in/photostream/”] It’s a tough call for sports fans: do you buy plane tickets to Dallas before your team wins its Conference Championship Game, knowing there’s a chance they might not even make the Super Bowl, or do you wait until they’ve clinched a spot and […]
Here’s How Much It’ll Cost You To Get Plane Tickets To Dallas For The Super Bowl
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8 Lesser Known Players That Could Become Household Names During Super Bowl XLV

[credit provider=”AP” url=”AP”] Going into the Super Bowl, we always expect the Peyton Manning’s, Drew Brees’s, and Ben Roethlisberger’s of the football world to deliver moments to remember.But it doesn’t always work out that way.  In recent years players like David Tyree, Kevin Dyson, and Adam Vinatieri have been involved […]
8 Lesser Known Players That Could Become Household Names During Super Bowl XLV
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Newborn Pittsburgh Babies Wrapped In Terrible Towels As Part Of Super Bowl Hype*

[credit provider=”Mike Jones (Upper St. Clair Patch)” url=”http://upperstclair.patch.com/articles/steeler-nation-welcomes-new-arrivals-2#photo-4651986″] UPDATE: Even aeroplane pilots are caught up in the excitement.  Check out this photo of pilots waving Terrible Towels.EARLIER: Steeler Fever has taken over Pennsylvania in anticipation of Sunday’s Super Bowl XLV.
Newborn Pittsburgh Babies Wrapped In Terrible Towels As Part Of Super Bowl Hype*
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Why The Startup That Saved Fans Thousands On Sports Tickets Collapsed

[credit provider=”NFL”] Sometimes a good idea is ahead of it’s time or it causes such a disruptive business model competitors hold it at bay through litigation. Think Napster. It’s not that digital music was a bad idea. Shawn Fanning took such a Maverick approach he caught everyone off guard. One […]
Why The Startup That Saved Fans Thousands On Sports Tickets Collapsed
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The Gadgets You’ll Need For The Ultimate Super Bowl Party

[credit provider=”Dan Harrelson/Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/dharrels/4338534147/”] This week is your last chance to stock up on the gear you’ll need for the Super Bowl.Several retailers are offering deals on HD TVs and home theatre systems, which will help you make the best possible set up without breaking the bank.
The Gadgets You’ll Need For The Ultimate Super Bowl Party
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STAT OF THE DAY: We May Not See Much Scoring In The Super Bowl

[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Clay_Matthews_as_Predator.jpg”] The last time the Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers met was December 20, 2009.  Pittsburgh won in a shootout, 37-36, and Aaron Rodgers and Ben Roethlisberger tossed three touchdowns apiece. So we’re in for another high-scoring affair, right?
STAT OF THE DAY: We May Not See Much Scoring In The Super Bowl
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Despite The Controversies, NFL Goes All In On Twitter

[credit provider=”AP”] NFL.com has just released a new Twitter aggregation page that will pull in any and all Super Bowl related tweets for easy, somewhat organised viewing of the online football world. (Via @darrenrovell)Including it seems, any messages that happen to feature NFL players calling each other cowards or threatening […]
Despite The Controversies, NFL Goes All In On Twitter