Check out all of the notable 2015 Super Bowl ads here (Thursday update)
With the Super Bowl on Sunday, little by little, the wildly popular commercials advertisements are starting to get released.
Last year, the Super Bowl between Seattle and Denver set a record as the most-watched television event in US history, drawing 111.5 million viewers. Four of the last five Super Bowls have set new viewership records, and this year shouldn’t be any different with all the interesting storylines taking shape.
As we all know, it’s also the only TV event where people actually tune in and sit quiet during the commercials.
Other than Super Bowl staple Budweiser, who is always good for a conversation piece on Monday morning, ads include appearances by Kim Kardashian and Lindsey Lohan- so this year is shaping up to be interesting already.
Here’s what has been released so far, and this article will continue to be updated as more are uncovered.
Photos: Does UNLV have new uniforms and helmets for 2015?
When new coaches take over a program, it’s not uncommon to see some changes, or tweaks, to their current uniform setup as part of an effort of the new guy to put his own stamp on the program and create some buzz.
At UNLV, Tony Sanchez seems to be doing exactly that.
Since the calendar has flipped to 2015, there has been plenty of buzz on social media about new uniforms being right around the corner, and now it looks like some pictures were shared on the UNLV alumni Facebook page to support the rumors.
Personally, I don’t understand why they’ve never used the Rebel logo on helmets like that black on in the upper left, because that looks really sharp. The new color scheme on the helmet to the right looks like a nice upgrade as well. All look to be major upgrades from what they wore last year.
Again, it’s unclear whether these will be hitting the field in the fall, but they’ve definitely created a buzz around the UNLV fan base, which is always a good thing.
Initial reviews of the rumored unis and helmets have been overwhelmingly positive, and rumors continue to swirl that this reveal is just the beginning.
Watch out Oregon, UNLV have been slowly revealing their new uniforms. There will be 5 more alternate uniforms to be revealed to the fans.
— Andrew Carrillo (@TheDrewster35) January 27, 2015
(H/T SB Nation)
Video of the Day – WVU WR Kevin White Senior highlights
Thursday January 29, 2015
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WVU WR Kevin White Senior highlights
Jimbo Fisher is college football’s latest $5 million man
Make room, gentlemen. Jimbo Fisher is college football’s newest $5 million man.
Thanks to an open records request by the Tallahassee Democrat, Florida State revealed that Fisher will earn $5 million a year in 2015, and the coach will receive a $100,000 a year bump through the 2022 season. Fisher, who earned $3.6 million in 2014 according to the USA Today coaching salary database, joins Alabama’s Nick Saban, Oklahoma’s Bob Stoops, Texas A&M’s Kevin Sumlin, Texas’ Charlie Strong and Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh in college football’s $5 million club.
Of course, the most important figure in any coaching contract is the buyout. And there is a significant one here. Fisher would owe a cool $5 million should he leave before Dec. 31, 2016, a more manageable $3 million if he left between Jan. 1, 2017 and Dec. 31, 2018, and a minuscule $1 million thereafter.
Fisher is eligible for bonuses ranging from $50,000 for reaching a non-College Football Playoff bowl game to $250,000 for reaching certain team GPA or other off-the-field benchmarks. He’ll make $200,000 if the ‘Noles win a national championship. Fisher will also receive a $1.2 million longevity bonus should he remain in Tallahassee through the life of the contract.
The new deal also provides an extra $750,000 for Fisher’s assistants. The group earned nearly $3.4 million in 2014, good for 12th nationally and third in the ACC. The new pool would rank them just behind Auburn for fifth nationally.
Stanford has an innovative blueprint for renewing season tickets: Roll out the red carpet
It seems like every since the invention of the oversized HDTV fans have been passing up the game day experience to sit in the comfort of their own home and watch sporting events.
Since that point, ticket sales have dwindled, college athletic programs have formed focus groups with fans to improve the gameday experience in an effort to fill the stands, and season ticket sales are down for many programs, even those with a past history of selling out without a hitch.
Stanford has developed an interesting,and somewhat innovative, plan for season ticket holders to renew their ticket packages, complete with a long list full of VIP worthy incentives that they become eligible for upon renewing.
Check out this tweet from Stanford assistant athletic director for communications and public relations Kurt Svoboda to see more. I’ve blown up the picture to make it easier to read.
— Kurt Svoboda (@ksvoboda) January 27, 2015
Lock yours up before February 4th and get the red carpet virtually rolled out for you with a lunch with NFL alums, a day with Stanford football, a photo with coach Shaw after the spring game, a training table visit during the off season with the team, a tour of the facility, a pregame field pass for the Oregon game….read the rest for yourself, the list goes on and on.
Pretty smart strategy here from the folks in Palo Alto. None of these break the bank for them, but each and every one of them provides those who buy season tickets the opportunity to be a VIP for a day – or on 13 separate occasions.