5 best and worst Super Bowl commercials 2013

Our pick of the 5 best and worst Super Bowl commercials 2013. Watch them all on USA Today’s Ad Meter and vote for your favorites. Another year of Super Bowl commercials is in the books, and it looks like the best of the bunch tugged at the heartstrings or had a feel-good message. I’m judging on ads on creativity, originality, entertainment value, and how well the ad leaves a memorable impression of the brand. Based on that, here are my five best and worst Super Bowl commercials: THE BEST Budweiser “The Clydesdales: Brotherhood” I’ve been rough on Bud for its … Continue reading

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NFL Honors 2013 Saturday on CBS

NFL Honors 2013 Saturday on CBS

NFL Honors 2013 Saturday on CBS salutes the best players and plays from the 2012 NFL season, including the Associated Press awards for Most Valuable Player, Rookie of the Year, Offensive and Defensive Player of the Year, and the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year. Below is the press release from the NFL: Alec Baldwin returns as host of NFL Honors, an awards show saluting the best players and plays from the 2012 season, featuring luminaries from football and entertainment at the Mahalia Jackson Theater in New Orleans. CBS airs the show on Saturday, Feb. 2, at 9pm ET … Continue reading

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“Super Bowl Today” schedule on CBS

"Super Bowl Today" schedule on CBS

Super Bowl Today schedule on CBS begins at 2pm ET on Sunday, Feb. 3, with four hours of features leading up to the kickoff of Super Bowl XLVII. Also, CBS Evening News anchor Scott Pelley interviews President Barack Obama live from the White House at 4:30pm ET. Below is the press release with Super Bowl Today features from CBS Sports: CBS SPORTS’ “SUPER BOWL TODAY” FEATURES SET FOR SUPER BOWL XLVII ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK ON FEB. 3 Among Features Highlighted Include the Harbaugh Brothers; Baltimore’s O.J. Brigance; Indianapolis Head Coach Chuck Pagano; Gateway High School (Aurora, Colorado) Football … Continue reading

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Super Bowl 2013 date, time, TV channel, preview and more!

Super Bowl 2013 date, time, TV channel, preview and more!

Super Bowl 2013 date, time, TV channel, preview and more for the NFL championship game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens. Super Bowl XLVII Sunday, Feb. 3 CBS, Kickoff at 6:30pm ET The AFC champion Baltimore Ravens meet the NFC champion San Francisco 49ers for all the marbles in Super Bowl XLVII at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. Jim Nantz and Phil Simms call the action from the CBS booth. Beyoncé performs at halftime. And, of course, there will be plenty of entertaining commercials trying to upstage the action on the field. The New York Giants … Continue reading

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5 best Super Bowl halftime shows ever

Beyonce Super Bowl Halftime Show

Where will Beyonce’s halftime show at Super Bowl XLVII rank among the all-time greats? Based on my list of the 5 best Super Bowl halftime shows ever, she’s got some tough acts to follow. A couple of provisions before we get started: First, I only wanted to include one member of the Jackson family, so you won’t find the 2004 Nipplegate performance involving Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake (although he does make our list with his band); second, please feel free to chime in on the comments section if you disagree or want to talk about your favorite act. #5: … Continue reading

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Beyonce Super Bowl halftime show has tough acts to follow

Beyonce Super Bowl halftime show has tough acts to follow

Beyonce Super Bowl halftime show airs during the CBS broadcast of Super Bowl XLVII on Sunday, Feb. 3. The Beyoncé Super Bowl halftime show is being anticipated by millions of fans across the world, especially after her controversial decision to sing the national anthem with a backing vocal track at last month’s presidential inauguration. Beyoncé is a brilliant singer who will undoubtedly put on an incredible performance — she has assured everybody that she will be doing the vocals live — but only time will tell where her show will rank in the list of all time great Super Bowl … Continue reading

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“Costas Tonight: State of the NFL” Thursday on NBC Sports Network

Costas Tonight

A Super Bowl edition of Costas Tonight will examine the state of the NFL with a special airing Thursday, Jan. 31, at 9pm ET on NBC Sports Network. Topics discussed include player health and safety, the Rooney Rule and a preview of Super Bowl XLVII. Guests and interviews include NFL Hall of Famer Tony Dorsett, Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald, former RB Thomas Jones, NFL executive vice president of football operations Ray Anderson, Football Night in America’s Tony Dungy and Rodney Harrison, and psychiatrist Dr. Daniel Amen. Below is the press release from the NBC Sports Group: COSTAS TONIGHT: STATE … Continue reading

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“NFL Turning Point” previews Super Bowl 2013 matchup

"NFL Turning Point" previews Super Bowl 2013 matchup

“NFL Turning Point” on NBC Sports Network previews the Super Bowl 2013 matchup in a special episode Wednesday, Jan. 30, at 10:30pm ET, and will wrap up the season on Wednesday, Feb. 6, with a look back at the crucial moments of Super Bowl XLVII. Here’s the press release from NBC Sports: “NFL TURNING POINT” PREVIEWS SUPER BOWL XLVII MATCHUP BETWEEN SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS AND BALTIMORE RAVENS New York – January 29, 2013 – The penultimate episode of Emmy-nominated NFL Turning Point, NBC Sports Network’s weekly NFL show co-produced by NFL Films, airs tomorrow night at 10:30 p.m. ET with … Continue reading

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“Road to the Super Bowl” kicks off pregame Sunday on CBS

"Road to the Super Bowl" kicks off pregame Sunday on CBS

“Road to the Super Bowl” kicks off pregame Sunday on CBS at 11am ET as NFL Films documents the San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens seasons. It’s the 43rd straight year that the special has aired. Here’s the press release from the NFL: RELATED: Super Bowl 2013 pregame shows on CBS NFL FILMS’ “ROAD TO THE SUPER BOWL” DEBUTS ON CBS AT 11:00 AM ET ON SUPER BOWL SUNDAY 43rd Year of TV’s Longest-Running, Most-Honored Annual Sports Special One-Hour Special Culled From 1.7 Million Feet of Game Film & 400 Hours of Game Audio from 100 Coaches & Players How … Continue reading

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Super Bowl 2013 pregame shows on CBS

Super Bowl 2013 pregame shows on CBS

Super Bowl 2013 pregame shows on CBS begin Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 3, at 11am ET, with “Road to the Super Bowl.” CBS has seven hours of Super Bowl pregame coverage. Super Bowl 2013 pregame shows on CBS 11am ET: ROAD TO THE SUPER BOWL 12pm ET: NEW ORLEANS: LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL 1pm ET: PHIL SIMMS ALL-IRON TEAM: SUPER BOWL EDITION 2pm ET: THE SUPER BOWL TODAY 6pm ET: SUPER BOWL ON CBS KICK-OFF SHOW Here’s the press release and more details from CBS: CBS SPORTS TO BROADCAST SUPER BOWL XLVII LIVE ON FEBRUARY 3 Jim Nantz and … Continue reading

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