Super Bowl: Million-dollar Ads, Predictions and Parties
While I'm not a huge football fan myself, I almost always end up at a Superbowl Sunday party. What can I say, I like free food and drinks!
Most people won't be getting ready for the game until the weekend, but some people are way ahead of the game. The advertisers have sold all of their airtime for commercials, selling its last 30-second spot (at around $2.7 million) on Sunday.
The game between the New England Patrios and New York Giants is the biggest annual sporting event in America.
News Corp.’s Fox network, seizing on advertisers’ demand for commercials viewers won’t skip, sold its last 30-second spot for the Super Bowl this Sunday.
“It’s the earliest we’ve ever sold the game out,” Fox Sports spokesman Lou D’Ermilio said Tuesday. Advertisers on the game include Anheuser-Busch Cos., Toyota Motor Corp., PepsiCo Inc. and Procter & Gamble Co.
Last year, the average price for a 30-second spot was $2.39 million. This year it’s up, according to www.superbowl-ads.com, to $2.7 million.
In America, the Washington State Gambling Commission has issued a special warning to potential online gamblers reminding them that all online gambling activity is illegal in the state.
Members of the Giants, at least publicly, didn't wince when word got out that wide receiver Plaxico Burress boldly predicted a New York Giants victory over the Patriots in Super Bowl XLII on Sunday.
Few believed that the Giants were good enough to reach this point, even though they gave this week's opponent, the undefeated New England Patriots, an excellent contest in week seventeen.
1) The Talker
The guy who insists on doing loud and obnoxious play-by-play, analysis, and prognostication through every televised moment -- and I'm just talking about the commercials. You can't talk over him, hear around him, or see through him.