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February 2, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Watching the Super Bowl used to mean sitting in front of a TV, captive to whatever the network decided to show. Not anymore, thanks to a slew of apps that not only can turn a smartphone into a substitute for the TV but also provide an interactive experience -- all from the comfort of your living room couch. Watching on a phone or tablet Although the ideal way to watch the Super Bowl is on big-screen TV, you can also easily watch it on a smartphone or tablet computer. That's a good option to have in case you're running late to a Super Bowl party or someone decides to switch the channel to the Puppy Bowl.
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October 1, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Turns out Roger Goodell is the evil mastermind behind the blackout at the Super Dome that caused a 34-minute delay in Super Bowl XLVII in February. So implies Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs in an interview with ESPN's Lisa Salters as part of its "E:60" magazine series. “I thought he had a hand in it," Suggs said of the NFL commissioner. "Most definitely, he had a hand in it. " The Ravens had pulled to a 28-6 lead over the San Francisco 49ers early in the third quarter when the power outage occurred, causing the unprecedented delay.
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February 4, 2013 | By Susan Denley
On the heels of the Baltimore Ravens' win over the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII on Sunday, we are sure what you really want to know is who designed the costumes Beyonce and her former Destiny's Child mates wore for the half-time show. Fortunately, a flurry of press releases in my inbox Monday morning answer the question. New York fashion designer Rubin Singer designed the costumes Beyonce wore, basing them on his upcoming Fall 2013 "Valkyrie's Dominion" collection. The costumes incorporated leather, engineered python, iguana and lace and took five fittings, a team of 14 and 200 hours to make, according to the release.
SPORTS
July 25, 2013 | By Sam Farmer
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick was onstage at the ESPYs, making a fashion statement in a red sports coat and Hollywood shades. He threw out the first pitch at a San Francisco Giants game, surprising the crowd - and the catcher - with an 87-mph throw. He made headlines for what he took off (his clothes, for ESPN the Magazine's Body Issue) and what he put on (a Miami Dolphins hat, in a pot-stirring Twitter picture). So far in 2013, Kaepernick has gone just about everywhere he has wanted to go. Except into that end zone in the Superdome, where his 49ers were stopped five yards short of a Lombardi Trophy in a 34-31 loss to Baltimore in Super Bowl XLVII.
BUSINESS
February 4, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
There were only a handful of tech-related commercials that ran during the broadcast of Super Bowl XLVII, but for better or worse they were memorable. Head and shoulders above its peers was GoDaddy's " Perfect Match " commercial, featuring company spokeswoman and NASCAR driver Danica Patrick, model Bar Refaeli and a computer nerd. In the commercial, Patrick explains that Refaeli, representing GoDaddy's sexy side, and the nerd, representing the company's smart side, make the perfect match before the two come together for a 10-second kiss that some may find repulsive.
SPORTS
February 3, 2013 | By Sam Farmer
NEW ORLEANS - The Baltimore Ravens were almost done in Sunday by a reign delay. A power outage at the Superdome halted Super Bowl XLVII for 34 minutes, casting the stadium into a twilight-like darkness and allowing the reeling San Francisco 49ers to regroup with almost a full half remaining. Despite an impressive power surge by the 49ers, however, the Ravens were able to hang on for a 34-31 victory, hoisting the Lombardi Trophy for the second time in their history. "It's never pretty, it's never perfect, but it's us," said Baltimore Coach John Harbaugh, whose team had lost four of its last five regular-season games before going on a marvelous run that included knocking off Indianapolis, Denver and New England to reach the biggest stage.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 1, 2013 | Ed Stockly
Super Bowl XLVII programming airing Saturday morning through late-night Sunday includes concerts, specials, highlights and a football game. SATURDAY “Best Super Bowl Concert Ever” 11 a.m. Saturday, VH1: Celebrating Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans; Train performs; appearances by NFL favorites. “Kickoff in New Orleans: A CNN-Bleacher Report Special” 1 p.m. Saturday, CNN: Interviews and profiles that capture the excitement of Super Bowl XLVII. (N) “Star-Spangled Sundays” 1 p.m. Saturday, NBCSP: The NFL transforms the Super Bowl into the biggest entertainment event on the American calendar.
SPORTS
February 4, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
If Joe Flacco wasn't a household name before the Baltimore Ravens' 34-31 victory over the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII, he certainly is now. That's because a record number of households were watching Flacco's MVP performance Sunday night, according to early overnight ratings released by the Nielsen Co. The game scored a 48.1 rating and a 71 share in a select measurement of big cities, which would make it the most-watched TV event...
SPORTS
May 21, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
The 49ers may have lost Super Bowl XLVII in January, but San Francisco has already won Super Bowl L. At least it has won the right to host the game. The Bay Area was awarded the 50th Super Bowl after an NFL owners vote  Tuesday. The game will take place in 2016 at the 49ers' yet-to-be-opened new stadium in Santa Clara. “After losing a Super Bowl [to the Baltimore Ravens], it feels really good to win a Super Bowl,” joked 49ers Chief Executive Jed York, whose team's new facility will open for the 2014 season.
SPORTS
January 25, 2013 | By Dan Loumena
Sporting books have reported that nearly two-thirds of the bettors are taking the underdog Baltimore Ravens over the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII on Feb. 3. So much money has been placed on the Ravens that the point spread has shifted from 5 to 3½ points. And this appears to be a smart bet. The over/under for combined points in the game has fallen from as high as 50 to 47½ as well. Here's why: This postseason the favored teams are 8-2 with the Ravens bucking the odds each time.
SPORTS
May 21, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
The 49ers may have lost Super Bowl XLVII in January, but San Francisco has already won Super Bowl L. At least it has won the right to host the game. The Bay Area was awarded the 50th Super Bowl after an NFL owners vote  Tuesday. The game will take place in 2016 at the 49ers' yet-to-be-opened new stadium in Santa Clara. “After losing a Super Bowl [to the Baltimore Ravens], it feels really good to win a Super Bowl,” joked 49ers Chief Executive Jed York, whose team's new facility will open for the 2014 season.
SPORTS
March 13, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Alex Smith is now a physical away from becoming the starting quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs, with the San Francisco 49ers officially announcing the trade of their former No. 1 overall pick on Tuesday. Just seeing his name in same sentence as the phrase "starting quarterback" -- and with the word "former" nowhere to be seen -- must come as a relief to Smith, who lost the 49ers' top spot to Colin Kaepernick more than midway through last season despite leading the team to the NFC championship the previous year and to a 6-2-1 record before getting hurt in 2012.
SPORTS
February 22, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Matt Birk is going out on top. The six-time Pro Bowl center announced his retirement Friday after 15 years in the NFL, the last four of which were spent with the Baltimore Ravens. Which means that his last time on the football field as a pro player was earlier this month, when he and the rest of the Ravens nation were celebrating a 34-31 victory over the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII. "I guess I'll always come back to just after that game, on the field, with teammates and with my family," Birk said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 13, 2013 | By Anthony York
SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown is making good on his Super Bowl wager. After the San Francisco 49ers lost to the Baltimore Ravens in Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans, the California governor was on the hook to send Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley a copy of "California: The Great Exception" by Carey McWilliams. Brown made the wager via Twitter, and his spokesman confirmed Tuesday that, indeed, the book is in the mail. Brown sent O'Malley a first edition of the book, purchased from Bibliomania in downtown Oakland.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 7, 2013 | By Joe Flint
In a new report, the industry consulting firm SNL Kagan says CBS "likely broke even or lost a little money" on its broadcast of the Super Bowl last Sunday. SNL Kagan arrived at that conclusion with some simple arithmetic. CBS, the firm said, took in $240 million in ad revenue from the game and calculated that its production cost and license fees were probably more than that. But that calculation might be a little too simple for something as complex as figuring out whether the Super Bowl was as happy an event for CBS as it was for the Baltimore Ravens, who beat the San Francisco 49ers to win the Lombardi Trophy.
SPORTS
February 5, 2013 | This post has been updated. See note below.
Baltimore quarterback Joe Flacco just led the Ravens through the playoffs and to a Super Bowl victory, throwing for 11 touchdowns and no interceptions along the way. The Super Bowl MVP is set to be a free agent this off-season, and many are speculating that he might receive a salary in the $18-20 million range. Writers from around the Tribune Co. discuss whether Flacco deserves to be paid like an elite NFL quarterback and whether he ultimately will start receiving such paychecks.
SPORTS
January 26, 2013 | By Dan Loumena
Stevie Wonder, whose classic song "Superstition" is featured in a popular series of beer commercials, will take part in Super Bowl weekend activities in New Orleans. The legendary singer and songwriter will headline an outdoor concert sponsored by Bud Light on Feb. 2, the night before the San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens meet in Super Bowl XLVII at the Superdome. Yep, the beer commercials are for Bud Light, where football fans across the nation are shown in particular garb demonstrating unusual behavior in hopes of helping their teams score points and pull out victories.
SPORTS
December 28, 2012 | By Dan Loumena
Fifty contest winners will be selected to join Beyonce onstage during her halftime performance at Super Bowl XLVII on Feb. 3 at the Superdome in New Orleans. Pepsi announced Friday that it is sponsoring a photo contest beginning Saturday on its website , with 50 winners getting to bring one guest each to the game to appear onstage during the show. No word on whether Beyonce's husband, Jay-Z, will take part, or whether there will be a Destiny's Child reunion. Entrants are to post photos of themselves posing in Beyonce-style positions -- finger-snapping, toe-tapping, hip-shaking poses, of course -- that could be used in ads promoting her performance.
BUSINESS
February 4, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
There were only a handful of tech-related commercials that ran during the broadcast of Super Bowl XLVII, but for better or worse they were memorable. Head and shoulders above its peers was GoDaddy's " Perfect Match " commercial, featuring company spokeswoman and NASCAR driver Danica Patrick, model Bar Refaeli and a computer nerd. In the commercial, Patrick explains that Refaeli, representing GoDaddy's sexy side, and the nerd, representing the company's smart side, make the perfect match before the two come together for a 10-second kiss that some may find repulsive.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 4, 2013 | By Steven Zeitchik, Los Angeles Times
The Super Bowl had its apocalyptic half-hour early in the third quarter Sunday, a fitting complement to "World War Z" and other disaster-laden movies that made their case to audiences in and around the big game. "Z," the embattled Brad Pitt zombie feature, had its moment before the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers kicked off their blackout-tinged contest at the Superdome in New Orleans. The spot featured such proclamations as "We lost the East Coast," though it showed only some of the cataclysm that Pitt's character will face when the Marc Forster-helmed movie opens June 21. Studios have used the Super Bowl to flog upcoming releases with respectable if not overwhelming results in recent years, as "Transformers" and other big-ticket franchises have begun their advertising campaigns during the championship match.
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