Super Bowl XLVIII will be broadcast from MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey on February 2, 2014. The Super Bowl is routinely one of the highest rated televised sporting events of the year, and this year is expected to follow suit.
The Super Bowl is the ultimate championship matchup between the two remaining teams at the end of the National Football League’s annual season. Eight teams remain as of this writing and are all vying for the coveted Lombardi Trophy that awaits the Super Bowl Winners.
The Super Bowl has risen to the level of being more than just a football game in US pop culture. It is a universal entertainment spectacle that has much appeal even for those people with no interest in football. The television commercials aired during the game are always highly anticipated, as companies and businesses always seek to run their newest, most interesting, and entertaining ads for the Super Bowl due to the wide exposure. They normally pay millions of dollars for the airtime. There are also an extremely elaborate and exciting pregame and half time shows for which the venue always surprises the audience with the musicians and performers that they get to play. There is usually a mixture of the most current pop-culture icons and classic, long-celebrated talents all performing together.
Super Bowl XLVII in 2013 marked the second year that there was a webcast of the game. The Baltimore Ravens defeated the San Francisco 49ers in a close 34-31 victory. It was a banner year for the commercials and the shows as well. Alicia Keys sang the National Anthem and Jennifer Hudson performed for the pregame show. Beyoncé and the other members of Destiny’s Child performed the half time show, which was the third highest rated half time show in Super Bowl history.
Super Bowl XLVIII in 2014 promises to deliver the excitement and entertainment once again. It is now less than a month away, the teams are dwindling down to the final two, and Bruno Mars is confirmed to perform at half time. Explore Talent will keep you up to date with all the highlights!
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