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BBC to broadcast live superbowl for the 1st time ever, could this be the real sum of all fears?

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posted on Feb, 5 2011 @ 06:20 AM
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Haven't the BBC been broadcasting the Superbowl live for about the last five years? Until this year they were showing play-off games as well.




posted on Feb, 5 2011 @ 06:23 AM
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Its not that were not open minded to possible issues that could happen in this world. Its just the title indicates first time BBC to show the superbowl, which isnt true. Its ok i and most of his here have been misinformed about certain subjects. No arguing just stating that it wasnt true. Nothing against youself.



posted on Feb, 5 2011 @ 06:30 AM
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Well, we WILL have to watch for the BBC to call the destruction before it actually happens, ala Tower 7.



posted on Feb, 5 2011 @ 06:37 AM
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ok fair enough... end of chat!!!



posted on Feb, 5 2011 @ 06:38 AM
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What the heck are you talking about? It has been shown on the BBC for a few years now.
Atleast do a little research before making wild claims... you just make yourself look stupid lol.

Also as for people saying it's weird because no one watches it in the UK... well they do... and also no one cares whether you think it's boring or not... it just proves you have the attention span of a pea.
Most Universities have American Football teams. There is a very large 18+ national league and also a Junior and Youth league throughout the country. The sport is getting much more popular in recent years. As a side note, I've been playing for 6 years now and it's awesome!
Here are some links if you are interested:
www.buafl.net...
www.bafacl.com...


The NFL have wanted to expand their brand into Britain for a while now.

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posted on Feb, 5 2011 @ 06:50 AM
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Slightly off topic here but just picking up on something another poster mentioned, how does this work on the BBC
I never watched or even knew (or really cared about) it being shown last year or previous years - But I do know the Superbowl is basically one huge long advertising campaign with relatively short periods or something Americans call sport (Entertainment'ish sport I'll call it, far too showy to be a proper sport).

BBC policy on Advertising


The BBC is not permitted to carry advertising or sponsorship on its public services. This keeps them independent of commercial interests and ensures that they can be run instead to serve the general public interest.

If the BBC sold airtime either wholly or partially, advertisers and other commercial pressures would dictate its programme and schedule priorities. There would also be far less revenue for other broadcasters.

The BBC is financed instead by a TV licence fee paid by households. This guarantees that a wide range of high-quality programmes can be made available, unrestricted, to everyone.

The licence fee also helps support production skills, training, local or minority programmes and other services which might not otherwise be financed by the economics of pay-TV or advertising.

The BBC runs additional commercial services around the world. These are not financed by the licence fee but are kept quite separate from the BBC's public services. Profits are used to help keep the licence fee low so that UK licence fee payers can benefit commercially from their investment in programmes.


BBC policy on Advertising

Just simply showing something like the Superbowl live, which I imagine is impossible to truly separate from all that gordy advertising seems strange to me - but like I said, never saw the previous years... Maybe they replace the advertising with Last of The Summer Wine episodes lol.



posted on Feb, 5 2011 @ 06:51 AM
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Yeah.. honestly it is fun to play, but it is without doubt one of the most exciting sports to watch.

I mean, the only sport I ever played growing up was soccer and I loved it, but I have just never gotten into watching it. Baseball is insanely boring, in basketball all the players are too good so only college Bball is fun to watch.

Football is IMO one of the only fun sports to watch.



posted on Feb, 5 2011 @ 06:53 AM
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it is strange, there could possibly be something happening, best thing to check advertisments aroundthe superbowl for sublows



posted on Feb, 5 2011 @ 06:54 AM
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It's not really showy? It is just how it presented that is showy.
and if you only watch the superbowl to see what the fuss is about, it is given ten times the presentation and graphics and adds. Just watch a college game straight through and it is not showy.

Just a good sport.

Also.. it would be easy to separate from the Ads. I doubt another network is just handing the bbc their full presentation. Either they are getting a networks bare feed or have cameras there themselves.
Honestly it sounds like a nice way to watch it.. although for the sake of a S.B. party the presentation and music and etc adds a lot to the grandiose atmosphere.
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posted on Feb, 5 2011 @ 06:55 AM
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They just cut to people talking in a studio every time an advert break is on, which is about every 30 seconds



posted on Feb, 5 2011 @ 06:55 AM
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Originally posted by Now_Then


They just go back to the studio and analyse plays or run shorts about the teams or players etc.
It's a shame because the superbowl ads are awesome... companies spend 100000's of dollars creating them and are normally truely epic lol



posted on Feb, 5 2011 @ 06:59 AM
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Well yhea that's why the BBC is an odd choice... We have many other channels that would love all that advertising revenue to come their way a bit, Channel 4 maybe? The cable channels are getting a bit fragmented at the moment, so if it was on sky for instance they would miss out on all the Virgin viewers etc.



posted on Feb, 5 2011 @ 07:02 AM
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Originally posted by lukeUK
I just wonder why the bbc are going to be broadcasting this year, theyve never done it before as there isnt enough of a following for it over here.


The BBC have been broadcasting the Superbowl live since 2007. Not that I ever watch it as a) American football is slow, dull and boring and b) the match takes place in the early hours of the morning! I didn't even manage to stay up for Springsteen's performance a couple of years back



posted on Feb, 5 2011 @ 07:03 AM
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There are a lot of ads, but it is one of, if not, the highest rated t.v. events of the year. Plus how football works allows for it as they stop after every play anyway.

If you aren't from the U.S. you can't understand.
The commercials aren't hated on. It is time to talk and grab extra wings. Plus companies pour massive amounts of money into their superbowl spots and the commercials are intended to be entertaining. You will never see a regular "seen it a million times" commercial during the super bowl. They actually step outside of ad rules and go for entertainment over highest efficiency.

There is nothing like a good superbowl party. And the superbowl is usually the only football game I watch all year. Occasionally I will watch a steelers game with friends at a restaurant.



posted on Feb, 5 2011 @ 07:04 AM
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Originally posted by Now_Then
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Well yhea that's why the BBC is an odd choice... We have many other channels that would love all that advertising revenue to come their way a bit, Channel 4 maybe? The cable channels are getting a bit fragmented at the moment, so if it was on sky for instance they would miss out on all the Virgin viewers etc.


I have a feeling at some point the NFL will have had a choice between choosing which channel to put it on. The BBC is obviously a huge name all over the world, whereas Channel 4 is not. The NFL wanted to get their sport on as many british TVs as possible, so the BBC was probably the right channel for it.



posted on Feb, 5 2011 @ 09:17 AM
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If you aren't from the U.S. you can't understand.


Agreed.

I'd imagine there are plenty of Americans who think Cricket is nonsense and boring, just as many British people think American football (*not* just 'football') is nonsense and boring.

Personally, i used to play Junior rugby at club level and always considered (rightly or wrongly) that American football was simply an adaptation of rugby for wimps!




posted on Feb, 5 2011 @ 10:13 AM
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Originally posted by spikey
Personally, i used to play Junior rugby at club level and always considered (rightly or wrongly) that American football was simply an adaptation of rugby for wimps!


There is an odd principle here actually, take boxing... Before the adoption of boxing gloves the sport seemed brutal but really in comparison there were less serious brain type injuries and much less death in the ring simply because you cannot bludgeon someone as hard as as long bear knuckled as you can with gloves - with the gloves your fists last as long as your strength and stamina does... And the opponents face stays less bloodied while the real damage inside the head is mounting up - the sight of blood tends to call an end to matches that have to appeal to huge audiences, the sort needs a favourable image to survive.

So we could probably take that idea over to American football vs Rugby... An american football player may be more inclined to break their necks! - Your average rugby player is happy with a broken nose and dislocated shoulders, on a simple level they are aware of the limits of their own body and not their own body under all that padding and protection.

I know I'd prefer to live with the broken nose personally



posted on Feb, 5 2011 @ 12:09 PM
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Well said. If other countries don't get the SuperBowl...oh well. It's all about commercialism and capitalism combined with some Sport. It's not about any one thing...It's a COMBINED event. MY Team (the Browns) have NEVER been there. SUCKS to be a Browns fan... But you have to respect the teams that made it.
Playoffs are almost always great games.
I don't really enjoy the actual game as much as going to a Casino and watching all the side bets everybody is making. Really fun watching these guys try and "break even" or make new bets at half time.
I don't really gamble..but watching the others make bets confirms why I don't.(You can tell who's DOWN after the first half waiting to place new bets before second half kickoff.)
Pretty good time. Hey it's an American thing.
Are they going to "profile" at the Stadium? I would.
Grandma from Oklahoma doesn't have a bomb under her dress. Turben hat doode? He wearing a Green Bay or Pittsburg shirt? If he's wearing a Browns shirt? Arrest immediatly for pretending to support a pretend team.
Go Browns......



posted on Feb, 5 2011 @ 12:23 PM
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Originally posted by lukeUK
we dont have to argue i heard it and thought it was strange thats all

why are you on ATS if your not open minded why dont you just go and follow the media and watch FOX news - or maybe you've been employed to ridecule peoples comments and disagree.. i dont want arguing grow up!

Maybe you should grow up , posting fake infos and making fearmongering is not ATS



posted on Feb, 5 2011 @ 12:25 PM
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Off topic... But ON topic for gambling robbing morons. Pretty funny.

And his Dad won't be able to help him on the inside.




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