AOL Hosts the 6th Annual Super Sunday Ad Poll, Verizon to Sponsor
FanHouse Blogs, Polls, Exclusive Columns and Photo Galleries Round Out Super Bowl XLII Coverage
Dulles, VA . - AOL today announced it will once again feature the popular Super Sunday Ad Poll as a key component of its Super Bowl coverage. The gallery, sponsored by Verizon, lets fans watch, rank and share their favorite Super Bowl commercials at AOL Sports, http://sports.aol.com. In addition to the gallery, AOL Sports will feature exclusive columns, quizzes, interactive forums, photo galleries and FanHouse bloggers on-site in Phoenix.
This year, Verizon is sponsoring the AOL Super Sunday Ad Poll. Verizon’s breakthrough FiOS TV and FiOS Internet will be featured throughout the customized site in the company’s signature black and red colors.
The 6th Annual Super Sunday Ad Poll, http://sports.aol.com/nfl/superbowlads, will let fans watch each commercial, comment on and rate their favorite ads. The ad poll will begin shortly after kick-off and will run for a week. New this year, users can rank their favorites instead of just voting for one, so the top rated commercials may change over the course of the week. AOL will show the list of the top 10 as currently ranked by users. Fans will also be able to comment on each commercial right on the site.
“The Super Bowl is more than just a game – it’s a cultural phenomenon, and with AOL Sports’ interactive format, users essentially choose how they experience the event,” said Derrick Heggans, general manager, AOL Sports. “With rich content from the FanHouse blogs, scores and stats from the big game and our Super Sunday Ad Poll, they can get a complete experience. We are excited that Verizon FiOS is sponsoring the ad gallery and sharing in this annual event.”
“We want people to know that whether you’re watching the game or watching the ads, the best Super Bowl watching experience comes from Verizon FiOS. It’s the only fiber-optic connection that goes straight to your home or business. That means the best HD picture quality of any provider, and the fastest Internet speeds, period,” said Geoff Walls, executive director of marketing for Verizon.
Other Super Bowl features available on AOL Sports:
FanHouse: AOL’s top sports blog, The FanHouse, http://sports.aol.com/fanhouse, will feature live blogging from Phoenix. Popular blogger, Michael David Smith, will report on big events, parties, stars and more during the week leading up to the game. Other FanHouse bloggers will engage in Point/Counterpoint arguments and provide their takes on the rest of the teams and where they will be next year. FanHouse will also announce the winner of the Second Annual FanHouse awards that look at the season’s highlights and lowlights.
Columnists: AOL will feature exclusive columns by Ira Miller, Sean Jensen, Jim Armstrong and Kevin Blackstone, who will cover off-beat stories from Phoenix, report their views about the game and discuss key match-ups.
Quizzes: Users will be able to test their knowledge of Super Bowl history with a series of quizzes that focus on Super Bowl XLII facts, as well as previous games and infamous Super Bowl moments.
Dream Super Bowl: This interactive feature will let fans vote and choose the features of the ultimate Super Bowl, including everything from teams, coaches, location, TV announcers and more.
Greatest Moments: Relive some of the most memorable and most talked about moments from the previous 41 games, and read what the players have to say about them.
Where Are They Now? Catch-up on what Super Bowl legends, including Joe Montana, Jack Lambert, Jerry Rice, the Bears 46 defense and many others are up to today, and what their outlook is on today’s NFL.
AOL also will feature Super Bowl content across its network, including: Rockin’ Football facts from Spinner, http://www.spinner.com; tips on entertaining from Pat Smith, Super Bowl legend Emmitt Smith’s wife, and more on Black Voices, http://www.blackvoices.com; and links to the best places to visit, stay and celebrate in Phoenix, as well as a guide to events in cities across the country on AOL CityGuide, http://cityguide.aol.com/phoenix.
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