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SB Nation Sets All-Time Daily Traffic Record During the Super Bowl Blog network draws 4.5 million unique visitors, nearly 50,000 comments during big game

Last Sunday, Web traffic took a 15 percent dive from normal patterns during the afternoon and evening as Americans across the country raided supermarkets, premptively loosened belt buckles and trudged…

February 8, 2013, 9:59 AM EST

Data Points: Ad Play The price of a Super Bowl spot keeps going up, but advertisers keep paying

While football fans stock up on chicken wings and big-screen TVs in preparation for Super Bowl XLVII, marketers have their eye on the commercials that will play out on advertising's…

January 30, 2013, 5:20 AM EST

Sports in 140 Characters or Less Five athletes or journos you should be following on Twitter

Much like Twitter, the sports world can be extremely crowded and a complex space to comprehend. But Twitter can also be the ultimate tool for these sports figures, in terms…

January 29, 2013, 7:09 AM EST

First Mover: Tiki Barber The former Giants great on the Super Bowl, Manti Te'o and clowning around on talk radio

Specs Age 37 New gig Host, CBS Sports Radio Old gig Analyst, NBC’s Football Night in America After doing television for years, how do you find talk radio different?  It’s not just a sound bite.…

January 28, 2013, 12:02 AM EST

Puppy Bowl Now Mastiff-sized With ratings soaring, Animal Planet can leverage its dog-tastic counterprogramming event with new advertisers

Apparently there’s a lot of money in dog videos. In 2012, Animal Planet enjoyed a 17 percent uptick in its key demo ratings (adults 25-54) over the last year and, in…

January 22, 2013, 5:36 AM EST

Media Outlets Defend Being Duped by Te'o Hoax Reports from the New York Times to Sports Illustrated got facts wrong

In the frenzy to cover Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o’s triumph over tragedy in his final season as a college football player, reporters failed to pick up on one not-so-minor…

January 18, 2013, 3:10 PM EST

Top 10 Commercials of the Week: Dec. 28 - Jan. 4 Nike disses the NHL, Fiat raps about motherhood and Pixar goes back to college

This week, cigarettes get tumorous and even more disgusting in a new PSA, Cookie Monster quickly breaks his New Year's resolution and Apple's timing is off in its promotion of…

January 4, 2013, 10:07 AM EST

Top 10 Commercials of the Week: Dec. 7-14 Ellen and her elves, TiVo and Tebow, and a look back at the year in Google searches

This week, Lacoste unveiled the swipe-able polo shirt of the future, kids bemoaned Hurricane Sandy's effects on seaside amusement parks, and ESPN celebrated one of the world's great sports rivalries—in…

December 14, 2012, 10:29 AM EST

NBC Sports and Yahoo Are in League Yahoo to share in stream of live NFL games

NBC Sports and Yahoo announced a deal on Sunday that gives NBC's digital and television properties access to Yahoo's sports reporting, and lets Yahoo in on some of NBC's marquee…

December 9, 2012, 10:06 PM EST

Top 10 Commercials of the Week: Nov. 30 - Dec. 7 Internet Explorer trolls itself, Santas go surfing, and GE gets the robots moving

This week, Bing bashed Google for "Scroogling" your holiday shopping searches, StubHub's ticket tree mourned its piney and formerly ornamented cousin, and Expedia unleashed a rare commercial that will have…

December 7, 2012, 10:04 AM EST

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