Super Bowl

  1. Tech

    J.C. Penney Pulled a Burlington Coat Factory and Pretended To Drunk Tweet Last Night

    What do you get when you combine a boring Super Bowl game with too much alcohol? Lots of drunk tweeting, of course. But you tend not to see corporate brands publishing typo-ridden messages to their thousands of followers -- until last night, of course. And it was all fake.

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  2. Entertainment

    Here’s the Captain America: The Winter Soldier Trailer Teased During the Super Bowl [Video]

    "Nerds" and "people who like football" aren't entirely mutually exclusive, but I'm guessing that some of you may have missed the new trailer for Captain America: The Winter Soldier that was teased during last night's Super Bowl. A short teaser with the National Anthem in the background played and then directed viewers to this one.

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  3. Entertainment

    Here’s How to Watch Today’s Super Bowl Commercials Without Watching the Dumb Super Bowl

    You may have noticed a common thread in today's Geekosystem posts. That thread, of course, is that football is boring. That's because it is. Commercials that air during the Super Bowl tend to be pretty good, and for years we've had to suffer through football to see them. No more. Here's how to watch just the commercials.

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  4. Entertainment

    British Supervillains Are 1000% Better Than Regular Ones, As This Jaguar Ad Shows Us [Video]

    Like us, you've probably heard whispers around the Internet of Jaguar's Super Bowl ad, which features a bunch of British actors (Tom Hiddleston) talking about evil they are in a very suave and attractive way (Tom Hiddleston) and then getting our of helicopters like badasses and driving away in fancy cars. Oh, did we mention Tom Hiddleston is in it?

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  5. Weird

    Princess The Football-Predicting Camel Has Passed Away, We Might As Well Cancel The Super Bowl

    Sports fans everywhere might not realize that for the past twenty years, the success of their favorite football teams was dependent on the will and predictions of an unlikely source: a 2,000 pound camel named Princess.

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  6. Entertainment

    Penguins, Puppies, Pygmy Cats: Puppy Bowl X is Nigh!

    As far as we're concerned, life is just one big intermission between Shark Week and The Puppy Bowl. Thankfully, Feb. 2nd is almost upon us, and Animal Planet has lots of ways for us to chase the winter blues away while we wait for the shameless celebration of all the things cute.

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  7. Weird

    Today in Geek History: Nabisco Introduces the Oreo

    In the distant future, when alien archaeologists dig through Earth's sediment and uncover traces of our glorious existence, they will inevitably unearth our most iconic product. They shall find the Oreo, the ubiquitous "chocolate sandwich cookies," which was introduced on this day in 1912 by the National Biscuit Company (aka Nabisco). That's right, Oreos are 101 years old. What did you do for its centenarian birthday last year?

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  8. Entertainment

    Here Are The Trailers You Missed If You Didn’t Watch The Super Bowl Last Night [Video]

    Didn't watch the Super Bowl? Not even for the commercials? We understand -- large men being paid huge sums of money to run into one another very, very fast isn't exactly everyone's thing. In fact, when we put it like that, it can even sound like a rather silly pastime. Or maybe, like yours truly, you watched the game on CBS's stream, and didn't see the big budget commercials the event is famed for, instead being subjected to that stupid Blackberry commercial like a bazillion times. Either way, you're short new trailers -- and some new footage, even -- from Iron Man 3 and Star Trek Into Darkness. Worry not, though -- you can check them out below. We won't even make you sit through a half hour of blackout to see them.

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  9. Weird

    This Autotuned Super Bowl Superfan Supercut Proves Folks Sure Do Like Sports [Video]

    We here at Geekosystem aren't what you'd call major sports fans. Well, except Ian, but he's the odd man out. Even so, we're more than willing to watch the Super Bowl when the time comes, and we get that people get really invested in their teams. Jimmy Fallon seems to understand this as well. He asked his viewers to submit videos of themselves in their team gear, talking about why they're fans, and saying "woo" at least once. Well, Fallon then had the people behind Auto-Tune the News make it into a music video, and it's glorious.

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  10. Entertainment

    2.1 Million People (Legally) Streamed the Super Bowl

    Using data from two measurement firms, Omniture and mDialog, NBC stated that 2.1 million tuned into the live stream of Super Bowl XLVI this year. Of course, NBC is counting the legal stream, and given the prevalence of illegal ones, one can only assume the total number of people who streamed the Super Bowl, regardless of legality, is much higher. In NBC's release, they said the legal stream of Super Bowl XLVI represented the most-watched single-game sports event online ever.

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  11. Weird

    OK Go Plays Music By Running a Chevy Into, Over Things in Super Bowl Ad

    Thus far we have seen OK Go dance on treadmills, sing with dogs, perform with a camouflage marching band, and execute a song with a massive Rube Goldberg device. However, last night's Super Bowl ad may have topped them all for complexity, when the band used a specially modified Chevy Sonic to perform their song "Needing/Getting." It involves actuated mechanical arms, air-fed melodicas, a thousand wrecked instruments, and some pretty impressive stunt driving on the part of frontman Damian Kulash. Trust me, you need to see this.

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  12. Entertainment

    Super Bowl Reaches Over 12,000 Tweets Per Second, Doesn’t Come Close to Annual Movie Screening’s Record

    With each subsequent big event, we continue to see Twitter's tweets per second record rise. Super Bowl XLVI was yesterday, and one can assume that Twitter was pretty active. If you didn't see the people you are following spamming your feed to death with extremely informative tweets like "!!!" or "omg," you still probably wouldn't be surprised to know that Twitter was quite active during the game, especially during the last three minutes, which is when the tweets per second count was at its highest. During the last three minutes of the game, a count of 12,233 tweets per second was reached. This eclipsed last year's Super Bowl tweets per second record of 4,064, but didn't come close to an annual Japanese screening of Castle in the Sky, which hit 25,088 tweets per second.

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  13. Tech

    The Feds Take Down 307 Domains in Preparation for Super Bowl Sunday

    The big game is on Sunday, so what better time for the Federal government to start seizing sports-related domains left and right under charges of illegal streaming and sale of unauthorized merchandise? This has actually been going on for a while now, but today marks the largest seizure to date: 307 sites in total, 16 of which were allegedly doing the streaming thing, the rest allegedly handling the unauthorized merchandise part.

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  14. Entertainment

    Jerry Seinfeld Reunites with Soup Nazi in Another Super Bowl Ad Attempting to Tickle Our Nostalgia Bone

    First it was Matthew Broderick reprising the role of Ferris Bueller to promote Honda, now another Super Bowl car commercial features Jerry Seinfeld reuniting with the Soup Nazi in order to promote the new Acura NSX. The video, seen after the break, features Seinfeld following around some guy in order to pry the first Acura NSX off his hands, offering him a wide variety of add services and products in the Acura's place. One of those products is the Soup Nazi, who sternly spouts, "Soup for you," a variant on, well, you know. How do you feel about this year's Super Bowl resurrecting some of your old favorite characters in order to promote cars?

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  15. Weird

    I Have No Idea What Volkswagen is Trying to Sell Me in Their Star Wars Dogs Ad [Video]

    I do like dogs, and I do like Star Wars but I still don't know what popular German car manufacturer Volkswagen is going for in this new ad. It's no doubt related to last year's young Darth Vader ad, but how? Also, is it just me or is a teaser for a Super Bowl ad just a little strange? Whatever. It's got cute dogs.

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