super bowl 50

Super Bowl Betting

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The NFL has crowned another champion, but not all of the big winners were on the field.

Nevada sportsbooks say they took in a record $132 million in bets for super bowl fifty. They say although a lot of the favorites didn't pan out a lot of people, including the sportsbooks were smiling at the end of the fourth quarter.

For example, Carolina was a favorite to win and to no one's surprise most people put money on Carolina quarterback Cam Newton taking home the title of MVP. However Denver surprised everyone by winning the game 24-10 and it was Denver linebacker Von Miller who took home the MVP award.  read more »

Apple's 1984 Ad

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This weekend will bring some of the biggest commercials of the year, but they still might not take the top spot.

The big game isn't the only thing people look forward to on Super Bowl Sunday, there are also the commercials. And while each year brings some fan favorites there is one that critics say will always be the most iconic super bowl ad of all time.

In 1984 Apple released a 60 second commercial based off the George Orwell novel “1984.” It shows a woman running into a dark hall of brainwashed people and throwing a sledgehammer at a screen. The text then reads quote “on January 24th Apple computer will introduce Macintosh and you'll see why 1984 won't be like 1984” end quote.  read more »

The Big Game

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It's been a week of crowds, concerts and super fans; and now it's finally time for the big game.

The countdown to Super Bowl 50 has brought an estimated one million people to the San Francisco Bay Area. And while locals weren't exactly happy with the street closures and extra foot traffic everyone involved is calling the event a success.

Officials with the host city San Francisco say the city has practiced for this with previous events including the America’s cup and Giants’ victory parades. They say this is a sign that the bay area can handle one of the world's biggest games and they hope that the NFL will return sooner rather than later.  read more »

Super Bowl 50

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We’re just one week away from Super Bowl 50 and for some people it’s all come down to this.

Keith Bruce, is CEO of the Super Bowl 50 Host Committee. The group responsible for a large portion of the big game including super bowl city which is now underway in San Francisco.

“We’re responsible for the fundraising, all the money that needs to be raised to pay for the obligations to hold the Super Bowl here in the bay area. We’re responsible for all the infrastructure, all the operational planning, transportation, parking, public safety and security.”  read more »

VenueNext

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The home of Super Bowl 50 is getting ready to receive thousands of fans and each one will be well connected.

Jed York is president of the San Francisco 49ers and while his team might not be making the big game, their home field is playing host. At the tech summit in Dublin, Ireland I spoke to York about another company he is chairman of, VenueNext. The company that uses technology to tie isolated systems together so your guests are connected to everything the venue has to offer.

“We started at Levi’s stadium building out the infrastructure, so the Wi-Fi and the data systems to make sure that little things worked so you can connect to social media, you can get text messages.”  read more »

Super Bowl 50

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The super bowl is coming to the bay area, and the home team has been working on a game plan for more than a year.

In February Super Bowl 50 will be played in Santa Clara at the home of the San Francisco 49ers. Keith Bruce is CEO and president of the Super Bowl 50 host committee. He says the super bowl is the single largest sporting event in the world and the teams playing in it aren’t the only ones feeling the pressure.

“The amount of work that the host committee has to produce and create to be ready for Super Bowl 50, to be ready for that week, to be ready for that game day is massive.”

Bruce says the committee is responsible for everything from fundraising to where the teams will stay to public safety.  read more »