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Are Super Bowl ads worth it? New research indicates sales benefits persist

The 2018 Super Bowl arrives in a few weeks and over 40 percent of U.S. households will watch the game on TV. With a 30-second TV commercial priced at over $4 million, some advertisers may debate whether these ads are worth the cost.

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Have Super Bowl Party driving plan in place ahead of time

Super Bowl parties are fast approaching with scores of people making plans as to where to watch and what they will eat and drink.

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What time does the Super Bowl start? TV ads could set records

For many viewers, Super Bowl advertising is bigger than the game itself. Sunday night’s contest is likely to set records.


Viewpoints examines Super Bowl TV commercials

Viewpoints examines the hype around Super Bowl commercials with Dr. Talé Mitchell, a professor in the School of Media Arts and Design at JMU.

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Poll: America rooting for Atlanta in Super Bowl

Fifty-three percent of Americans will be rooting for the Atlanta Falcons to win the Super Bowl, according to a poll released on Monday.

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Poll: Who are you rooting for in the Super Bowl?

Americans’ loyalties are pretty much evenly divided this Super Bowl Sunday, according to numbers from Public Policy Polling.

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Super Bowl 50: Friends don’t let friends drive drunk from their SB party

Whether a Panthers or a Broncos fan, a guaranteed game-day loser is anyone who chooses to drive drunk on Super Bowl Sunday.

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Avoid a food safety penalty this Super Bowl Sunday

The Super Bowl is already the most-watched television program in the United States, and this year’s 50th game is sure to take the experience to a whole new level.

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Podcast: AFP editor Chris Graham talks Iowa, Super Bowl, ACC basketball

Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham talks politics and sports with host Jim Bresnahan on WREL-1450 in Lexington, Va.

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Podcast: AFP editor Chris Graham talks sports on WREL

Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham joins Jim Bresnahan on WREL-1450AM in Lexington, Va., to talk sports.

Anatomical view of the worst play call in Super Bowl history

Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll and offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell are trying to make sense of their nonsensical goal-line call that led to the Malcolm Butler interception that sealed Super Bowl XLIX for the New England Patriots.

Meet Malcolm Butler: The D2 undrafted free agent who won the Super Bowl

New England quarterback Tom Brady got to hold his fourth Lombardi Trophy Sunday night. The Super Bowl was won because of a play made by a guy named Malcolm Butler who five years ago was a college dropout working at Popeye’s.

Super Bowl: Anheuser-Busch releases details on Bud Light, Budweiser TV sports

Anheuser-Busch has released two Super Bowl XLIX spots from marquee brands Budweiser and Bud Light ahead of the game on Sunday, Feb. 1.

Beast Mode: Marshawn Lynch, heel, laughing all the way to the bank

Marshawn Lynch, Beast Mode, has a career as a wrestling heel awaiting once he hangs up the spikes. Dude can fake outrage and move the needle on T-shirts, sweatshirts and hats with the best that Vince McMahon can put together, that’s obvious.

Playing the game: UVA-Duke, Super Bowl, Virginia General Assembly

It’s Super Bowl Weekend, and #2 UVA hosts #4 Duke on Saturday. But those aren’t the only games going on these days. The Virginia General Assembly is playing like a sort of political game with the 2015 legislative elections hanging over the winter session in Richmond.

Super Bowl Party Plan: Fans don’t let fans drive drunk

Sunday’s Super Bowl featuring the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots is expected to be the nation’s biggest sporting event of the year, with millions of fans gathering to watch at house parties, restaurants and bars where alcohol plays a prominent role in the festivities.

Just writing this column so I don’t get fined

Nobody at this point cares what Marshawn Lynch has to say, and no, him saying 29 times some version of, I’m just here so I don’t get fined, isn’t funny.

How many ACC teams could be going dancing in March Madness?

There are five ACC teams in the Top 15 of the two national polls. Are there others from the nation’s best basketball conference that could be in line to punch a ticket to March Madness?

Dumb Fox Business report: NFL bracing for ‘record low’ Super Bowl attendance

Fox Business had an awkward report today offering that the NFL is bracing for possible “record low” attendance at this year’s Super Bowl.

Press Conference: Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III talks with reporters on Tuesday. The Redskins (4-11) host the Dallas Cowboys (11-4) on Sunday.

Notebook: Washington loses to Seattle on Monday Night, 27-17

Postgame interviews with coach Jay Gruden and Washington players following a 27-17 loss to defending Super Bowl champion Seattle on Monday Night Football.

Press Conference: Washington coach Jay Gruden

Washington coach Jay Gruden talks with reporters on Saturday. Washington (1-3) hosts defending Super Bowl champion Seattle (2-1) on Monday Night Football.

Press Conference: Washington coach Jay Gruden

Highlights from Friday’s press conference with Washington coach Jay Gruden. Washington (1-3) hosts defending Super Bowl champ Seattle (2-1) on Monday Night Football this week.

Press Conference: Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden

Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden talks with the media on Tuesday. Washington (1-3) hosts the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks (2-1) on Monday Night Football.


ACC announces 2014 Football Championship Game Legends Class

The ACC announced the 2014 Class of Legends for its 10th Annual Dr Pepper Football Championship Game, which will be played in Charlotte, N.C. on December 6.

Press Conference: Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III talks with reporters. The Redskins open the 2014 season at Houston on Sunday.


Up with People headed to Harrisonburg

Up with People, which has toured to 38 countries around the world during the last 49-years, has announced that Harrisonburg will be a stop on their 2014 tour.

Should wrestling have an offseason?

Wrestling is 52 weeks a year; might it be too much? The short answer is yes, but that doesn’t mean the sport needs an offseason. WWE and TNA just need to be smarter about how they manage their talents.

WrestleMania 30: Live Blog

Join Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham and AFP readers on a live blog during tonight’s live broadcast of WrestleMania 30 from the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, La.

WrestleMania 30 Predictions: Who walks away WWE champ, more

WrestleMania 30 is upon us. It may not be the most interesting of cards for pro wrestling’s Super Bowl, but … it’s pro wrestling’s Super Bowl.

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#1 UVa. holds off #5 Pitt, 51-48, to advance to ACC Tournament final

Top seed UVa. seemed ready to run away from #5 Pitt. It ended up being the Wahoo defense that sent the program to its first ACC Tournament final in 20 years.

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Last-second three lifts UVa. to 48-45 win at #18 Pitt

Malcolm Brogdon drained a three-pointer with four-tenths of a second left to lift UVa. to a 48-45 win at #18 Pitt Sunday afternoon.

Game plan for a safe Super Bowl

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services wants you to have a safe Super Bowl XLVIII party—safe food, that is.

What time is the Super Bowl?

The Super Bowl has started at 6:30 p.m. Eastern for as long as anybody can remember. And yet the number one question this time of year is: what time is the Super Bowl?

Cold weather to impact Super Bowl music performers?

AccuWeather.com reports straying away from the slew of pop star singers in recent years, the outdoor Super Bowl will feature famous opera singer, Renée Fleming, singing the nation’s National Anthem. While snow during the game is not likely, it will be cold and that will bring challenges to the game’s performers.

Video: AFP editor Chris Graham on WSJZ Sports Radio 95 9 The Fan

AFP editor Chris Graham is a guest on The Mark Moses Show on WSJZ Sports Radio 95 9 The Fan Melbourne, Fla. Chris and Mark talk ACC basketball, look ahead to the 2014 ACC football season and talk a little Super Bowl with a focus on former NC State quarterback Russell Wilson.

AFP editor Chris Graham is guest on WSJZ-Sports Radio 95.9 The Fan-Melbourne, Fla.

Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham will be a guest on WSJZ-Sports Radio 95.9 in Melbourne, Fla., on the Mark Moses Show, at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday (Jan. 28, 2014).

AccuWeather.com: Cold, but not snowy, Super Bowl Sunday

As the first Super Bowl in history to be played in an open air stadium in a cold weather city, AccuWeather said players and fans will be relatively lucky in terms of weather this Sunday.

AccuWeather.com: Would Super Bowl snow favor Seattle?

Although the home of the Denver Broncos receives approximately 54 inches of snow per winter, while Seattle receives a mere 7 inches, snowfall at the Super Bowl game could give the Seahawks an edge,

Nightmare scenario for NFL: Snow on Super Bowl Weekend?

AccuWeather.com reports according to AccuWeather.com Meteorologist and Chief Operations Office Evan Myers, a storm system will be approaching the Northeast on Super Bowl weekend. How much it will affect the game, however, will still need to be monitored.

NFL Playoffs: Divisional Playoff Preview

Four down, seven more to go, as the 2014 Super Bowl Tournament shifts from the Wild Card to Divisional Round. Four teams rested this weekend, and enjoy home-field advantage next weekend. How much of a difference does the rest and home cookin’ make?

Poll: Who should Undertaker face at WrestleMania 30?

The streak continued for The Phenom at WrestleMania 29, when The Undertaker pinned CM Punk to improve to 21-0 all-time in wrestling’s Super Bowl. The speculation about how ‘Taker will face at WM30 has focused on Sting, the only big star of the last 20 years not to make an appearance in WWE. But Sting, […]

Chris Graham: Can we leave Tony Romo alone now?

The season on the line, down 23-14 in the fourth quarter, Tony Romo comes up lame after completing a third-down pass to Miles Austin. (Insert joke about Tony Romo having been lame for years here.) The Dallas Cowboys quarterback could barely hand the ball off to DeMarco Murray on the next two plays.

Chris Graham: “Duck Dynasty” star suspension get us talking … about “Duck Dynasty”

Reality shows have a quick shelf life. (Long live “The Osbournes,” right?) Not that “Duck Dynasty” was necessarily nearing the end of its shelf life, but you had to be wondering if the show was approaching the shark, if it hadn’t already jumped it and stuck the landing.

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Chris Graham: How to follow tonight’s Virginia election scoreboard

Elections are like sports; there are scoreboards in both. And so it is that Election Night is the Super Bowl for the politicognescenti. How will tonight’s Super Bowl go in Virginia? We know how it ends. Terry McAuliffe, Ralph Northam and Mark Obenshain will be the big winners. As in a football game, that won’t be immediately obvious.