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The 50th anniversary of the most prestigious game in professional sports will take place in the San Francisco Bay Area. Following a vote by 32 NFL owners on Tuesday, Super Bowl L will be played at Levi’s® Stadium, the future home of the San Francisco 49ers.
The San Francisco Super Bowl bid committee was selected over the South Florida committee to host the league’s championship game in 2016.
“Today’s vote is the culmination of hard work from a number of dedicated individuals,” 49ers CEO Jed York told 49ers.com moments after the big game was awarded to the Bay Area. “Our bid committee should be commended for putting together a proposal for NFL ownership that accurately depicted how memorable a Bay Area Super Bowl will be.”
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Levi’s® Stadium, set to open in 2014, will be the most technologically advanced venue to ever host a Super Bowl. It also figures to be the first cashless, ticketless venue with WiFi capability for 75,000 people in Super Bowl history.
The Super Bowl’s 50th anniversary game will return to the Bay Area for the first time since Super Bowl XIX, a 38-16 victory by the 49ers that was held at Stanford Stadium in 1985.
The 49ers still stand as the only team in league history to have won a Super Bowl in the same year their region hosted the championship game. Tuesday’s bid victory was another win for the Bay Area which continues to be one of the most prosperous sports regions in the nation.
NFL owners, along with commissioner Roger Goodell, filed into a boardroom in a Boston hotel to decide the fate of both Super Bowl L and Super Bowl LI with a secret ballot vote. Following a 15-minute presentation from the San Francisco and South Florida bid committees and five-minute presentations from the owner of the NFL team in each respective market, San Francisco’s bid was victorious over the South Florida region.
Once the votes were tabulated by NFL senior vice president of events Frank Supovitz, Goodell officially announced the Bay Area region’s victory on NFL Network.
The Bay Area’s bid committee, led by San Francisco philanthropist Daniel Lurie, spent countless hours on building the most attractive proposal since April of 2010, when the NFL’s Super Bowl Advisory Committee first announced the region’s eligibility to host the game. Lurie enlisted the Bay Area’s top figures in politics, business and philanthropy to serve on the bid committee, a group that may now be referred to as the “host committee.”
“The vision of a Bay Area Super Bowl is now a reality,” said 49ers President Gideon Yu, a member of the Super Bowl bid committee. “I am extremely proud to be working alongside such great leaders in our community on this bid. We are confident our region will see great economic prosperity by hosting the Super Bowl. The bid committee has committed to turn 25 percent of the funds it has raised back into the community.”
In 2016, Levi’s® Stadium will be in its third year of operation. The host stadium will stand as the embodiment of the region’s emphasis on technology and sustainability. Bay Area weather, culture and winning sports atmosphere were all key components in the bid committee’s Super Bowl selection.
The 49ers future home will also allow the NFL’s showcase game to highlight the best of West Coast. Super Bowl L will be the league’s first championship game in the state of California since San Diego hosted Super Bowl XXXVII in 2003.
The long Super Bowl drought in California was not lost on York, who is eager to showcase the Bay Area region’s passion for the game to football fans all over the world.
“Even before breaking ground in April of 2012, the vision for Levi’s Stadium has always been to build a venue that showcases all that is special about the Bay Area,” York said. “Innovation, sustainability and fan experience are the pillars of which we designed and constructed this facility.
“We look forward to NFL fans from around the globe enjoying our region and our stadium, the likes of which cannot be found anywhere else in the world.”
The 49ers future home will be the first professional football stadium to open with LEED certification, the recognized standard for measuring building sustainability. The stadium’s infrastructure will also allow fans to enhance their in-game experience with personal devices (cell phones and tablets) and with an in-game mobile application currently in development by the team’s technology department.
In addition, Super Bowl L will benefit from the stadium’s sustainable vision. Home games at the stadium will be net zero to the power grid from the energy collected throughout the year. A green roof and solar energy design elements will also be the first of its kind in a Super Bowl.
The Super Bowl L announcement is just the beginning of great things to come for the future home of the San Francisco 49ers and the team’s CEO is eager to continue watching it all unfold.
“Every year, football fans celebrate this great game on Super Bowl Sunday,” York said. “Now, our region has a tremendous opportunity to be celebrated on an international stage, as we play host to the Super Bowl.”
A small New York publisher that uses the label “ibooks” has struck out in its lawsuit against Apple, after a New York court on Wednesday held that the publisher’s mark was not distinct and that consumers would not confuse the two companies’ products.
The case began in 2011 after Black Tower Press, a publisher of sci-fi and fantasy titles, filed a trademark suit in response to Apple’s announcement that it would use the word “iBooks” to describe software that allows users to purchase online books. Here’s a look at the two marks:
Black Tower came into possession of the “ibooks” mark in 2006 by purchasing the assets of another publishing company that had used the word for an imprint that sold millions of sci-fi and horror books in the early 2000′s. Neither Black Tower nor its predecessor, however, obtained a registered trademark for the word.
Apple, on the other hand, did obtain registered trademark rights. It first obtained a license to use “iBook” from another software company in 1999 to describe a line of colorful computers; in 2010, Apple bought the other company’s trademark entirely.
In a detailed decision, U.S. District Judge Denise Cote explained that the word “ibooks” was simply descriptive of books sold on the internet, and that Black Tower had not acquired any distinctive meaning in the word — only in the word and lightbulb logo used together.
Cote also wrote that she was granting summary judgment to Apple for a second reason: that no consumers would be confused by the two companies’ products:
They have offered no evidence that consumers who use Apple’s iBooks software to download ebooks have come to believe that Apple has also entered the publishing business and is the publisher of all of the downloaded books, despite the fact that each book bears the imprint of its actual publisher.
You can read a copy of the decision below with important parts highlighted. (Publishing insiders — check out the judge’s skewering at pages 31-35 of the expert testimony of industry veteran, Michael Shatzkin).
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There were numerous intriguing designs in New York City’s Reinvent Payphones competition, but only one can win the vote. The people have made their choice: NYFi will serve as the inspiration for street-side payphone overhauls. It’s not hard to see why, as the proposal would theoretically solve several urban hassles at once. Each NYFi hub would dish out free WiFi, taking the load off of the cellular network. It would also use open, smartphone-like software and easily adaptable touchscreen hardware to consolidate many of the boxes that clutter the sidewalks, such as ticket machines and bike sharing stations. We’ll admit that the winning concept sounds a little optimistic to us — we wouldn’t be surprised if any finished city project fell short of the ideal. Even if we don’t get a WiFi hotspot on every corner, though, NYFi’s eventual offshoot could be a welcome replacement for landline phones that have mostly collected dust in recent years.
Via: The Next Web
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Florida State QB E.J. Manuel has won the Senior Bowl Most Outstanding Player, rushing for a TD (he was actually stopped short, but they weren’t going to look it over) and throwing for another.
Most impressive the whole week and sacking the QB once in the game was UConn LB Sio Moore.
Three players caught interceptions: Utah State CB Will Davis, Missouri LB Zaviar Gooden, and Georgia FS Bacarri Rambo.
Manuel went 7/10 passes for 71 yards with an intercpetion for the South while Arkansas’ Tyler Wilson was 8-for-11 for 40 yards and Oklahoma’s Landry Jones completed just 3-of-9 passes for 16 yards. Jones is used to the shotgun, and seems like a Greg McElroy/Matt Moore game manager type but still has upside that exceeds that.
Syracuse QB Ryan Nassib struggled, but – ultimately – he and West Virginia QB Geno Smith have the arm strength, prototypical size, and quick release that will shoot them into the top 10 of the NFL Draft based on the importance of the QB position and also because of the lack of any other great quarterbacks.
For more information on the other all-star games (including Texas vs. The Nation NEXT WEEK!!!), read this story.
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Mike Florio takes a look at Seahawks CB Richard Sherman’s declaration that he won his appeal for violating the league’s substance abuse policy, and therefore, overturning a four-game suspension. Florio gives credit to Sherman’s legal team for finding a way around a policy and testing process that is stacked against the players. This means the Seahawks will have Sherman available for their season finale Sunday as well as for the postseason where he’ll be joined by Brandon Browner who will be returning from a four-game suspension of his own. With two of the league’s strongest and most physical corners on the field, Florio says that the Seahawks could be in line for a deep postseason run.
After more a month of fighting the NFL over a proposed four-game suspension, Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman has reportedly won his appeal hearing, and he will not be suspended at all. Sherman tweeted out the news on Thursday, and that news was later confirmed by several sources.
The second-year cornerback traveled to the league offices in New York City last Friday to appeal a four-game suspension for a violation of the league’s substance abuse policy that was handed down in late November. While teammate Brandon Browner started serving his suspension right away, Sherman wanted to fight his. Though both players were suspended after testing positive for Adderall, Sherman saw his case a little differently.
In his Friday appeal, Sherman attested that the cup with his urine specimen leaked, which forced the person collecting the sample to use a second cup underneath the first one. Thus, Sherman argued, the presence of the second cup (the seal on which was broken) violated the chain of custody requirements for a fair test.
On Wednesday, Sherman told a group of reporters that he would sue the NFL if he did not win.
The news is huge for the 10-5 Seahawks, who didn’t know if they’d have Sherman — who might be the game’s best cornerback — for their playoff run. Now, they’ll have Sherman and Browner back to start, and Jeremy Lane, who played very well in Browner’s absence, available for slot duty.
You may think you have some holiday spirit. Your heart may be bursting with so much holiday cheer that you’re the Grinch and Ebenezer at the end of their stories. You may have spent all weekend spreading Christmas cheer by singing loud for all to hear. But there is no way you have more holiday love than Fox commentator Darryl “Moose” Johnston.
Look at that thing. First off, it sends a clear message that Moose wants you to have a Merry Christmas. It’s bright, bright red to make sure you notice it. It takes it up a notch by adding a fur collar, much like Santa Claus himself would wear. Finally, it still leaves room for his shirt and tie, showing that Johnston is all business about the holidays.
(Credit: Screenshot by Christopher MacManus/CNET)
For those of you with a dirty wit, please lend me some patience before you fly off the rails when I say that a group of NASA interns made a “Gangnam Style” parody named “NASA Johnson Style.”
Wondering what’s with the song name? Well, NASA’s Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center houses educational programs for interns and students aspiring to progress further into the field of space science. The eclectic group of youths created a parody video that plays off Psy’s “Gangam Style” in a geeky way by amusingly attempting to “inform the public about the amazing work going on at NASA and the Johnson Space Center,” says a related video description.
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Amazon has been granted a patent for protecting gadgets from accidents by using tiny airbags and even jets of air.
The patent application made waves immediately after it was published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office last August. Amazon filed for it in February 2010, and was granted it today, Engadget notes.
At its core, the patent details a system that uses your gadget’s built-in gyroscope, accelerometers, camera and other onboard sensors to figure out if the device has gone airborne. If so, a system can keep the device from getting too badly damaged by changing its fall, and even deploying airbags to lessen the damage.
In practice this means a dropped device might even be able to survive a fall completely unscathed, except for people mistaking the entire episode for your extreme flatulence.
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