Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Facebook and Twitter were lively during the game, halftime show by Beyonce, and the blackout. Share your experiences.
Social media use is prominent in everyday life in 2013, and Sunday's Super Bowl was no exception. For example, users posted 24.1 million "tweets" on Twitter during the telecast, according to mashable.com. Top moments included the 34-minute power outage at the Superdome early in the second half, which generated 231,500 tweets per minute, Mashable reported. Beyonce? Her halftime performance generated 5.5 million tweets. Her 12-minute show's conclusion: 268,000 tweets per minute. And speaking of the power outage, one post showed how "in the moment" social media can be. One business -- @oreocookie -- had the infamous "you can dunk in the dark" photo with its tweet "Power out? No problem." (See the attached screenshot.) In all, social media use…
Sunday, February 3, 2013
Checking on developments with Sunday's NFL title game between Baltimore and San Francisco.
There's already enough info out there on Sunday's Super Bowl 47 (or XLVII, in Roman terms) game to fill your DVR and a couple of thumb drives. So now we hope to make your life easier. The Super Bowl 2013 game between Baltimore and San Francisco will kick off at 6:30 p.m. and be televised by CBS. But the pregame coverage will begin long before. 11:00 a.m. Road To The Super Bowl 12:00 p.m. New Orleans: Let The Good Times Roll, hosted by Wynton Marsalis 1:00 p.m. Phil Simms' All Iron Team: Super Bowl Edition 2:00 p.m. The Super Bowl Today 6:00 p.m. The Super Bowl on CBS Kick-Off Show -- What's your prediction on the Super Bowl? Who will be the MVP? Share your thoughts in the comments below. --- Related …
Friday, February 1, 2013
News leading up to Sunday's NFL title game between the Ravens and the 49ers.
The Super Bowl between the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers will be Sunday, Feb. 3. The game will be televised on CBS, with kickoff set for 6:30 p.m. --- The Super Bowl halftime show has gotten to be about as much of an event as the game itself, with a superstar performer and the ensuing celebrity buzz. And so it is in 2013, with Beyonce the scheduled performer. She follows a long list of celebs, such as Madonna (in 2012), Tom Petty, the Rolling Stones and Paul McCartney. This year, the buzz is not just about what Beyonce will perform in the 12-minute set. In meeting the Super Bowl media Thursday (Jan. 31), she also had to deal with a possible Destiny's Child reunion and whether she was "lip-synching" her performance of the …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Checking on news leading up to Sunday's NFL title game.
The Super Bowl between Baltimore and San Francisco on Sunday (Feb. 3) will be televised at 6:30 p.m. on CBS. --- This year's Super Bowl has the ultimate family angle: To win the NFL title, 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh and Ravens coach John Harbaugh have to beat their brother. And that's a test for their parents. However, it's not the first time that family loyalties have been tested. The teams also met on Thanksgiving Day 2011, in the regular season. John's Ravens won. -- Who ya got in Sunday's game? What are your viewing plans? Share your predictions in the comments below. According to ABCNews.com, the Harbaugh parents were at the stadium in Baltimore, but watched the game on TV, away from the crowd. "I've never seen Jackie experience that in…
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Checking online reports leading up to Sunday's game between Baltimore and San Francisco.
Wednesday, January 30
The Super Bowl will be televised Sunday, February 3, at 6:30 p.m. on CBS. --- With the Super Bowl just four days away, there's already plenty of news about both the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers. And controversy already has developed, as a published report says that star Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis may have used a banned substance to help him heal from an injury that he suffered in October. According to reports, a story in SI.com suggested that Lewis' return may have been aided by a banned substance -- IGF-1, a substance found in deer antlers that reportedly stimulates muscle growth. -- What's your prediction on the Super Bowl? What are your viewing plans? Share your thoughts in the comments below. The report says that …
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Atlanta is again at a crossroads after a heartbreaking loss in the NFC Championship game. Share your thoughts.
Updated 10:10 a.m., January 22 --- The 2013 Super Bowl will be Sunday, February 3, in New Orleans. Game time is 6:30 p.m., CBS. --- The Atlanta Falcons went farther in the playoffs in 2013 than in any year since the 1998 season. Yet, there's still the taste of defeat. And that makes many Falcons fans wonder, "What does it take?" Sunday's 28-24 loss to San Francisco at the Georgia Dome was tough for Atlanta in that the Falcons, who were the top-seeded NFC playoff team, had a 17-0 lead in the first half. According to media reports, that made it the largest comeback in the history of the NFC Championship. That shows the Falcons' chief weaknesses -- defense, and a championship tradition. And those should be the team's top priorities to keep …
Sunday, January 20, 2013
The Georgia Dome is hosting the NFC Championship Game for the first time Sunday. Share your thoughts.
If ever there was a time to "rise up." The Atlanta Falcons are a win away from the Super Bowl. And it will be determined Sunday (January 20) in the Georgia Dome, the first time Atlanta has ever hosted the NFC Championship Game. The visitors are the San Francisco 49ers. (Game time, 3 p.m., FOX) This is only the second time Atlanta has gone this far in the playoffs. The previous time was after the 1998 season, when the Falcons, under coach Dan Reeves, had to travel to Minnesota to play for the Super Bowl slot. And in that game, the Falcons pulled off a memorable upset to reach their only Super Bowl. -- Will the Falcons win Sunday to reach the Super Bowl? If so, will they play New England or Baltimore? Share your predictions in the comments …
Friday, January 18, 2013
Whether your team is playing or not, everyone looks forward to Super Bowl-style eating. Here are some places to get game day grub, as well as some easy recipes you can whip up yourself at home.
On Feb. 3, 2013, Super Bowl Sunday XLVII will commence -- maybe with the Atlanta Falcons involved. (Game time is 6:30 p.m., CBS). Some people look forward to the game, the funny commercials and the halftime show (Destiny’s Child reunion!). But others are solely there for the wings, the nachos and the pizza—and rightfully so. There’s something about Super Bowl food that gives the day an almost Thanksgiving-like aura. Both events boast a big, communal meal — except on Super Bowl Sunday, it’s usually deep fried and covered in Buffalo sauce. -- TELL US: What are some of your favorite recipes for Super Bowl snacks? Where's the best place to watch the game? Share in the comments below. In Suwanee, there are plenty of local places that offer …
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
The singer has confirmed the nationally televised gig on Feb. 3. Share your thoughts.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
The latest mega-star to give a halftime gig at the Super Bowl -- Beyonce. The singer has confirmed on her website that she will perform at Super Bowl 47, scheduled for Feb. 3, 2013, according to the Huffington Post. It won't be the first Super Bowl appearance for Beyonce, 31. She sang the national anthem at the 2004 game. Beyonce, whose hits include "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)," has won 16 Grammy Awards. (The attached video is of a live performance.) Past Super Bowl halftime performers include Madonna, the Rolling Stones, The Who and Paul McCartney. -- Are you glad that Beyonce will perform at the Super Bowl? Who are your favorite Super Bowl halftime performers from past years? Tell us in the comments below.
Monday, February 6, 2012
Again, New York wins the NFL title, and Madonna puts on a memorable halftime performance. Share your thoughts on it all.
Monday, February 6, 2012
Updated 6:54 a.m., Feb. 6, 2012 The New York Giants, 7-7 at one point this season, put on a great comeback Sunday in Super Bowl 46 to beat New England, 21-17. Quarterback Eli Manning led a nine-play, 88-yard drive for the winning score with less than a minute remaining. Then, the New York defense held off a desperate Patriots comeback attempt. It's New York's second NFL title in the past four seasons, both against the Patriots. Adding to the evening's memorable entertainment was Madonna. Now 53, she put on a spectacular halftime show that was marked by pyrotechnics and a huge cast of dancers. So we want to know, were you surprised by the Giants' victory? And what did you think of Madonna's performance? And by the way, do you think Madonna …