NEW YORK, February 4, 2011 – Like Super Bowl parties, but hate the human interaction You’re in luck,
because the “Onion SportsDome” team is ramping up its pulse-pounding coverage to take things to a whole new
decibel for the Super Bowl with a blitz of social media content. All digital forms will be in play on
Super Bowl Sunday, so you can follow the game with the Onion and other fans without setting foot outside
OnionSportsNetwork.com, the number one
online destination for sports news, analysis, arbitrary rankings and colorful charts, features a
comprehensive Super Bowl XLV
Guide, plus insightful blog posts from “SportsDome” hosts Alex Reiser and Mark Shepard. Beyond the
website, much of the activity will take place via @OnionSports on Twitter, covering not only the game itself but the entire Super Bowl
Girlfriends will take an active role in the game via @OSNGirlfriends, bringing you the perspective on sports that comes from being
forced to watch with your boyfriend because apparently it’s always a “big game.”
Earlier this week,
“Onion SportsDome” delivered a series of crucial Super Bowl reports including Ben
Roethlisberger being just one win away from being a good person and news that the Doritos nearly delayed the game because they
were not yet finished with their ad. Now Onion Sports Network is ramping up coverage for the Big Game
because there simply is not enough media coverage of the Super Bowl yet.
This extensive digital
activity remains in-step with COMEDY CENTRAL and The Onion’s original aim to extend “SportsDome” beyond its
half-hour time-slot on Tuesdays and encourage fans to interact throughout the week.
The Super Bowl XLV
Preview Guide on OnionSportsNetwork.com outlines the strengths and weaknesses of each team’s top
players, coaches and fans. From Aaron Rodgers strength of “using his mobility and quick feet to escape the
shadow of Brett Farve,” to Ben Roethlisberger’s weaknesses ranging from “getting people to like him” to the
fact that he “still can’t ride a motorcycle worth a damn,” the SportsDome team leaves no Bowl-region
unexplored. The guide is aimed at helping everyone answer one crucial question, “Will Super Bowl XLV be any
Be sure to tune in to “Onion SportsDome” Tuesday night at 10:30/9:30 p.m. for the final word
in post Super Bowl analysis. While the Super Bowl is a stilted, awkwardly played game that rarely lives up
the hype and invariably leaves fans asking themselves why they got so worked up for it in the first place,
“Onion SportsDome” always delivers the goods and leaves fans begging for more.
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